Words by Tom Johnson
The words “half awake” are the first to be sung on this new single from San Fran’s Astronauts, etc. and it’s the perfect introduction as the music he makes seems primed for that hazy period between awake and dreams. Sideswiped is his latest release and the sultry, minimal synths act like a bed for Anthony Ferraro’s dreamy falsetto croon to lie upon; the sense of downbeat melancholy that’s apparent in the words, heightened by the tracks slow-build that sits somewhere between How To Dress Well’s stark consolation and the aching warmth of The Antlers latest work. Quietly sublime.