The Asteroids Make Contact (Finally) On Your Planet
By the way, can we first start this Reviews on Music by saying... what an awesome band name "The Asteroid Galaxy Tour" really is?
Secondly, if you were to write the epitaph of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour today, one focus would likely be the awesome Heineken commercial which features their song, "The Golden Age."
(Side note: Just once in my life I'd like to enter a party like that. I don't think that's too much to ask for.)
While most bands would try to distance themselves from this sort of commercial exposure that tends pigeonhole bands, the Danish duo of Mette Lindberg and Lars Iversen embrace it. In many ways their second proper album, Out of Frequency, feels
like an extension of that commercial. It has the ambiance of a grand entrance into an extravagant, sprawling party.
With bombastic, swelling horns on almost every track, this infectious little record forces you out of your seat and onto the dance floor.
Critics of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour will point out that they're a bit of a one-trick pony. And while this is an apt criticism, I'd argue that it's not necessarily a bad thing. After all, it's a pretty great trick. And besides, this band realizes what its strengths are and they play to them. There's nothing wrong with that.
"Out of Frequency" may be my favorite track on the record, which showcases the band sense of fun as well as their ability to write a terrific power-pop hook.
"Dollars In The Night" and "Fantasy Friend Forever" are also big highlights.
"Fantasy Friend Forever"
"Dollars In The Night"
All in all this is an enjoyable, highly-danceable, albeit slightly redundant, album. And hopefully a sign of more things to come.
With a few more album's of this quality, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour just find themselves known more than "that" band from the Heineken commercial.
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