Astronautalis named Twin Cities’ Best Male Vocalist by City Pages
While Astronautalis has only been a Minnesota resident about a year, his impact and fan-base here is definitely ready to see him play at Soundset 2012. With 10 years in the game, 4 full-length albums behind him and an apparent collaboration with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, 2012 is shaping up to be an incredible year!
Get your tickets now for Soundset 2012. Tickets can be purchased online via TicketWeb.com and in-store at Fifth Element. General admission tickets are $41 ($3 facility fee and parking are included in ticket price). If you’re 18+, VIP options for $90 are also available! Click here to find out what VIP includes.
Perhaps the most intriguing part about Astronautalis’ music is his voice, which earned him this year’s Best Male Vocalist in City Pages. His often gravelly-voice and rapid delivery, combined with his incredibly passionate, animated stage performance and complex lyrics always make for a one-of-a-kind show that he’s brought all around the world on tour. Recently, he came directly from a European Tour straight to First Avenue to join Get Cryphy at their Four Year Anniversary party. Needless to say, he was born to be on stage and doesn’t let anything get in the way of performing for a crowd. 2011 brought the release of his fourth and most recent album, This Is Our Science, his most focused and impactful release to date. Features from POS and Sims from Doomtree, Mike Weibe, and Tegan Quin (of Tegan and Sara) helped propel the album to a successful #41 spot on the Billboard Hip Hop charts, #43 on the Billboard Heatseekers Charts, #09 on the American iTunes Hip Hop Charts and #12 on the Amazon.com Hip Hop Charts. A trademark aspect of his live shows is his end-of-the-show freestyle where he takes subjects from the crowd and makes a freestyle rap off the top of his head for the fans, here’s hoping he treats the Soundset crowd to the same thing!
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Currently in the works is a documentary, check out the trailer below to learn about the artist…
Check out the videos below to get ready to see him rock in only 23 days!