Monday, March 19, 2012

Earworm Of The Week: Astronautalis

Astronautalis (a.k.a. Andy Bothwell) is a former battle rapper who learned early on to wow crowds with only a microphone and a laptop. Originally from Florida, this hip hop wordsmith recently relocated to the Twin Cities and released his fourth full-length This Is Our Science, a highly stylized mash-up of indie rock and rap that intoxicates listeners with body thumping beats and clever lyricism.

This video, for the tune "Contrails", features Tegan Quin of the popular Canadian twin sisters duo Tegan and Sara. While an unlikely pairing on paper, in practice Astronautalis and Quin have crafted an irresistibly catchy song that’ll be stuck in your head all day long.

Tune into "Live From Studio 5!" every Wednesday from 10 PM to Midnight on KFAI radio for more on local artists participating in quirky collaborations.

- Erica Rivera

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