Man or Astro-man? Return with 'Defcon 5...4...3...2...1', Gear Up for North American Tour

> Apr 18 2013

Man or Astro-man? Return with 'Defcon 5...4...3...2...1', Gear Up for North American Tour
By Gregory AdamsIt's been over a dozen years since sci-fi surf crew Man or Astro-man? delivered their last studio LP A Spectrum of Infinite Scale and its tour-only companion piece A Spectrum of Finite Scale, but the Alabama-based outfit are finally ready to shoot back out into the stratosphere with a new LP titled Defcon 5...4...3...2...1. The band's next set launches through Communicating Vessels/Chunklet on May 21.

A press release notes that the 12-song LP reunites core members Birdstuff (drummer Brian Teasley), Coco (bassist Robert DelBuerno) and Star Crunch (guitarist/vocalist Brian Causey), and features songs described as "unquestionably....tuneful and energetic as they ever have been."

The recordings were captured by longtime studio collaborator Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, as well as with Daniel Farris at Birmingham, AL's Denial Labs. You can sample the hard-driving "Disintegrate" in the player down below.

Man or Astro-man? will also be heading out on the road in support of Defcon 5...4...3...2...1, with North American dates starting up next week. Along the way, they'll stop at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on May 15 and Toronto's Lee's Palace on June 17. You can peep the full tour schedule beneath the tracklisting.

Defcon 5...4...3...2...1:

1. Defcon 5
2. Antimatter Man
3. All Systems to Go
4. Disintegrate
5. Defcon 4
6. Codebreaker Seventy Eight
7. Communication Breakdown Pt. II
8. Defcon 3
9. Electric Arc
10. Defcon 2
11. New Cocoon
12. Defcon 1

Tour dates:

4/26 Dallas, TX - Club Dada

4/27 Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest

4/28 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs

5/9 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom

5/10 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

5/11 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club

5/12 Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door

5/13 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's

5/14 Eugene, OR - Cozmic Pizza

5/15 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret

5/16 Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo

5/17 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

5/18 Seattle, WA - Neumos

6/13 St. Paul MN- Turf Club

6/14 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

6/15 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

6/16 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

6/17 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

6/18 Ithaca NY - The Haunt

6/19 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

6/20 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

6/21 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl

6/22 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts

6/23 Washington, DC - Black Cat

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