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Cosmonaut Radio

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
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"The Cosmonauts Take Me To Your Leader CD Review"


The Cosmonauts begin Take Me To Your Leader with Transgender, a funky bit of reggae-infused rock that will have listeners singing along. Tar & Feather is absolutely funky and relies much more on the instrumental side of things. When vocals do enter into the equation, they are utilized in a much more musical format.

What results is a tremendously interesting track in the vein of the Velvet Underground or “Joe’s Garage”-era Frank Zappa. With an absolutely lush production, each of the tracks that The Cosmonauts lies down is a small piece of sonic bliss. Space Debris blends in a bit of psychedelic rock and mid-eighties Cure / Bauhaus into the equation. I feel that the thick and ropy bass lines represent the glue that bonds the drums, vocals, and guitars that are laid down. Reggae is Vile is a late-disc track that straddles the line between reggae and second-wave ska. With a subtle nod to Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, the tropical outlook of The Cosmonauts here will calm and chill out listeners.

The Cosmonauts end Take Me To Your Leader with Mr. Elephant Man, a cut that unites all the twists and turns that the band had taken over the course of the album. The band’s ability shines through here, as this track is funky, soulful, and with just enough rock edge to keep things interesting.
Take Me To Your Leader is available from the band’s Bandcamp; anyone that is a fan of Thin Lizzy or “Emotional Rescue”-era Rolling Stones will find a number of tracks that they can appreciate here. Take Me To Your Leader is a fun album that stands up to repeated listening.

Top Tracks: Tar & Feather, Reggae is Vile

Rating: 9.0/10

About James McQuiston
Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!


"Take Me to Your Leader Album Review"

Next, from New York City comes the funk/rock of The Cosmonauts with their latest release "Take Me To Your Leader." Their music has a smooth seventies vibe to is as in the song "Tar & Feather," while the mellow "Space & Time" builds into a Prince-like funk. The highlights of the album are smack dab in the middle as you groove to the Jamaican island feel of "Reggae Is Vile" and get your lounge coat on for "Bossa Nova." The album closes with the out-of place country rock of "Sweet Juanita" and their return to the seventies funk of "Mr. Elephant Man." To find out more from The Cosmonauts, please visit - JP's Music Blog




Take Me To Your Leader - LP - 2014
Cosmonaut Radio - EP 2013



We are Cosmonaut Radio, and we're here to spread peace and love across the universe with our special mixture of mystical melodies, sexy syncopations, and badass beats. With a funky sound that branches out to incorporate all types of musical styles, you may find your body overpowered by an uncontrollable urge to get down and/or boogie. Come with us for an intergalactic party where everyone's invited!

With influences including David Bowie, Parliament/Funkadelic, The Temptations, and Led Zeppelin, the overarching musical philosophy of Cosmonaut Radio's newest release "Work Harder, Comrade!" is to create funk rock tracks that make you move your body. By focusing on an upbeat blend of funk, modern rock, and old school R&B, Cosmonaut Radio creates a sound that is fresh, familiar, and inventive, weaving a tight melodic groove with subtle rhythmic complexities. Cosmonaut Radio’s music philosophy extends to the stage, where they sport Russian military gear, wield nunchaku, and are willing to try anything to augment their brash, fun energy

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