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Two Inch Astronaut

Can You Please Not Help

Exploding In Sound Records
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Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 

Can You Please Not Help is the latest release from Two Inch Astronaut, this is the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed full length, Personal Life, and it’s clear that they aren’t wasting any time as this will be the DC based trio’s fourth album in as many years. Two Inch Astronaut will be unleashing a complex hook laden album that possesses a wide range in mood, veering from the light and playful to suffocatingly dark and uncomfortably serious, the album also keeps you guessing with shifts in style, with everything from sweet pop hooks to tangled punk influences being on display. 

Can You Please Not Help kicks off with Kenk, a brief atmospheric instrumental, before things start in earnest with the albums title track, a number that delivers an intense blast of alt rock that is tinged with a distinctly indie sensibility, from here on in the album weaves a uncertain path as it touches on the aforementioned genres along with touches of laid back math rock complexity that are delivered with a pop sheen. Can You Please Not Help is an unpredictable and original release that contains nine idiosyncratic slices of intricate indie cool that embraces a diverse rang of styles, but it never quite seems to find the cohesive and appealing blend that you feel is almost within their reach.

In Can You Please Not Help Two Inch Astronaut have released an album that will be adored by fans of the likes of We Are Scientists and Weezer, for me it never quite gets into it’s stride and after the impressive title track the momentum that was promised seems to get lost in a tangled web of intricate riffs. Can You Please Not Help is an album that is not without it’s charms, but these were somewhat lost on me as they meander through a twisting path that ultimately doesn’t seem to lead anywhere.

Can You Please Not Help will be released on June 2nd via Exploding In Sound Records and pre-orders are available here

Two Inch Astronaut Release Full Stream Of New Album

2 Inch Astronaut CYPNHTwo Inch Astronaut have released a full stream of Can You Please Not Help, the band’s latest album, a week ahead of its release. The album is due out on June 2nd via Exploding In Sound Records. Can You Please Not Help is the best representation of Two Inch Astronaut yet as the trio shift between sugary sweet pop hooks and tangled punk in a moments notice.

You can stream Can You Please Not Help via Hype Machine here

Pre-orders of Can You Please Not Help are available here

Two Inch Astronaut Release Stream Of Title Track From New LP

T2 Inch Astronaut CYPNHwo Inch Astronaut have released a stream of the track Can You Please Not Help, the title track to their upcoming LP that is due out on June 2nd via Exploding In Sound Records. Two Inch Astronaut have created a record of songs described by the band as “sometimes tricky, sometimes poppy, with a range in mood from playful to suffocatingly, uncomfortably serious” that shifts between sugary sweet pop hooks and tangled punk in a moments notice. 

You can stream the title track from Can You Please Not Help here

Pre-orders of Can You Please Not Help are available here

Two Inch Astronaut Release First Track From Forthcoming LP

2 Inch Astronaut CYPNHTwo Inch Astronaut aren’t wasting time, the Suburban DC based trio are set to release their new album, Can You Please Not Help, the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed Personal Life, on June 2nd via Exploding In Sound Records The band have created a soaring hook laden album and they have now shared the track, Snitch Jacket, the album’s first single.

You can stream Snitch Jacket here and pre-order Can You Please Not Help here

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Two Inch Astronaut Stream New LP

Two Inch AstronautMaryland noise punks Two Inch Astronaut has premiered a full stream of their upcoming full length, Personal Life, which is due out February 5, 2016 via Exploding In Sound Records

Listen to the full disc here.

Two Inch Astronaut – Andy’s Progress Report

Two Inch AstronautMaryland noise punks Two Inch Astronaut has premiered a new single.   The song is titled “Andy’s progress Report” and will appear on their upcoming album of the same name, which is due out February 5, 2016 via Exploding In Sound Records

Listen to the song here courtesy Noisey.

Stream: Two Inch Astronaut – ‘Part Of Your Scene’

Two Inch AstronautMaryland noise punks Two Inch Astronaut are streaming Part Of Your Scene, a track taken from their upcoming album Foulbrood, due for release on November 25th via Exploding in Sound Records. Guitarist/vocalist Sam Rosenberg commented about how the song came together:

“The riff from “Part of Your Scene” actually came about when we were in practice trying unsuccessfully to impersonate the band Dead Wives. It was pretty much written in one day and wasn’t really tinkered with after that, which is highly unusual for us…It’s about how bratty and unattractive people (bands) can become when they feel like their art is unappreciated.”

Part Of Your Scene can be streamed here, and check out the cover art for Foulbrood below.

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Two Inch Astronaut Detail New Record ‘Foulbrood’, Stream Title Track

Two Inch AstronautMaryland post punk/hardcore outfit Two Inch Astronaut have announced that their sophomore full length, Foulbrood, is set for release on November 25th via Exploding in Sound Records. The album was recorded at Warrior Camp Studios in Massachussetts with producer Micheal Siegel and following original bassist Daniel Pouridas’ departure (on good terms), former Grass is Green member Andy Chervenak has stepped in as the band’s full time bass player. Vocalist and guitarist Sam Rosenberg had this to say about the writing process for Foulbrood:

“A handful of the songs were written very quickly right after Bad Brother came out…We’ve always taken equal responsibility for arranging and determining the feel of a song, but this time Matt actually wrote a few of the guitar parts that ended up being the basis of songs. I think we felt a lot more comfortable writing and recording this record. We didn’t really try to force any of the songs or graft parts together, we just sort of waited until something presented itself that felt right.”

Check out the stream of Foulbrood here and the album art and track list can be found below.

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