Tuesday, February 10, 2009

NASA Readies For Takeoff, New Album, Show At Mezzanine

We have to admit that albums in the "producers round up their favorite artists and release a record that features one artist on each track" category tend to be ones that we avoid. That being said, what we're hearing out of the N.A.S.A. camp is really too good to ignore. The duo consists of DJ's Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon, and is apparently their attempt at unifying important artists from North and South America (hence the acronym, N.A.S.A.).

Their new record, The Spirit Of Apollo, drops next week and features an artist lineup that boggles the mind. It includes David Byrne, Karen O, Seu Jorge, MIA, Santogold, Ol' Dirty Bastard, RZA, Del The Funky Homosapien among many, many others. It's a veritable indie/hiphop dance record dream list and the first track we've heard ("Whachadoin?", below) is totally fantastic. What's more, the band will be touring in support of the record and dropping in at Mezzanine on Februrary 28th. Tickets are on-sale now.

N.A.S.A. Spring 2009 Tour
Feb 11 2009 Social Club Paris, Ile-de-France
Feb 12 2009 Old Room @ Melkweg Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Feb 13 2009 Les Generiques Festival @ La Vapeur Dijon, Bourgogne
Feb 14 2009 Petrol Antwerp, Antwerp
Feb 26 2009 Casbah San Diego, California
Feb 28 2009 Mezzanine San Francisco, California
Mar 2 2009 Holocene Portland, Oregon
Mar 3 2009 Nectar Lounge Seattle, Washington
Mar 6 2009 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 7 2009 The Abbey Pub Chicago, Illinois
Mar 9 2009 El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario
Mar 10 2009 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
Mar 11 2009 Harper’s Ferry Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 12 2009 Le Poisson Rouge New York, New York
Mar 13 2009 Barbary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 14 2009 Rock & Roll Hotel NE, Washington DC
Apr 17 2009 Coachella Indio, California

mp3: NASA - Whachadoin? (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santo Gold, & Nick Zinner)