God Is An Astronaut Releases New Music Video “Route 666” From Upcoming Live Studio Album
This Friday, July 15, meet the Irish maestros of post-rock god is an astronaut release their 20th anniversary album. The quartet come full circle with their new studio epic, “The Beginning Of The End.” Recorded at Windmill Lane Recording Studio in Dublin, Ireland on October 3, 2021, the album features modern transformations of all the songs from their debut album, 2002’s “The End Of The Beginning”, encompassing the evolutionary changes of each track. throughout the years of the group’s life. live performances while letting the original melodies and writing shine through.
The group has created a brand new music video for their classic “Route 666”. The new live studio version kicks off with its praised synth and dark wave rhythm, taking the listener on a journey into otherworldly sounds god is an astronaut created for two decades.
Torsten Kinsella reveals:
“Route 666” he is the oldest god is an astronaut song. It was written in 1999 before god is an astronaut was formed. Niels and I originally came up with the name/subject after watching American televangelist Don Stewart throw his green prosperity prayer handkerchief on TV, which we obviously found ridiculous, equally entertaining and humorous. Back to the early years we were playing”Route 666“Live, we’d be using old movie clips from the 1968 horror movie ‘The Devil Rides out’. Needless to say, the whole vibe was satirical. “
You can look “Route 666“below:
With their next release, god is an astronaut provides a sonic snapshot of the Irish post-rock band’s evolution over two decades. Songs such as “From Dust to the Beyond”, “Coda” Where “Road 666″ can be heard in a new light, with clear, transformative variations originally heard during the band’s captivating live performances, now incorporated. Also, in addition to these live extensions, technical advancements have been applied to each track. Initially limited to a simple keyboard sequencer and an Akai S3000 sampler on “The End Of The Beginning”, 20 years later on “The Beginning Of The End”, the band seizes the opportunity to breathe new life into these releases. live, allowing them to bring more feel, experience, gear, and expression to music and songs.
The release of “The Beginning Of The End” couldn’t be more relevant than in these current dark times. Themes of war are surprisingly evident on songs such as the aforementioned “From Dust to the Beyond”as well as the title track of the album “The End of the Beginning” – named after a quote attributed to Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the time of World War II. Influenced by the chaos and futility of war, these themes are also reflected on the album cover, created by the band in collaboration with returning artist David Rooney. Featuring a war-torn concert hall and a piano, the art is a provocative message that the power of music transcends war and time.
“The Beginning of the End” Tracklist:
01. The End of the Beginning
02. From Dust to Beyond
03. Ascent to Oblivion
06. Pleasant Point
07. Falling Stars
10. Route 666
11. Lost Symphony