Cosmonauts, “A-OK!”

Meredith Schneider

Punk/psychedelic mish mosh rock stars Cosmonauts – now comprised of Derek Cowart, Alexandar Ahmadi, James Sanderson III, and Mark Morones – have been making glorious music together (and with a varying ensemble of musicians) since 2009, when Cowart and Ahmadi met each other in Orange County. Their musical resume includes three full length albums, and extensive tours across the US and Europe. Today, they release their latest offering – A-OK! – and we’ve got the video premiere for the title track exclusively for your eager eyes.

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What is happening in this video? The band comes in slowly, layered in gorgeous, vibrant color over each other like a kaleidoscope, a black background enhancing the vividness of the scene. (The colors in the video are slightly reminiscent of their nod toward the vibrant with their limited edition color vinyl, but I digress.) The video is like pop art come to life, with wispy smoke – What is that, DRUGS? – dancing around them as their heads float around slowly throughout the frame.

Oooh, sparklers! Keep those sparks flying!

They look pretty unamused, but that goes along with the tempo of the track. it’s more psych than punk this time, and their hazy eyes tell a story all their own.

TOUR DATES:
09/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (Record Release)
10/3 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout
10/4 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
10/5 – El Paso, TX – Monarch w/ Ex Cult
10/6 – San Antonio, TX – Limelight
10/7 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas/Hotel Hot Burrito
10/8 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas/Hotel Hot Burrito
10/9 – Houston, TX – TBA
10/10 – New Orleans, LA – TBA
10/11 – Atlanta, GA – 529
10/12 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
10/14 – Providence, RI – Jerkys
10/15 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right
10/16 – Boston, MA – Out Of The Blue Gallery
10/18 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
10/19 – Chicago, IL – East End
10/20 – Columbia, MO – Cafe Berlin
10/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
10/23 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/24 – Portland, OR – TBA
10/25 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
10/26 – Seattle, WA – LOFI
10/28 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall

A-OK! is out today via Burger Records.

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