Two Inch Astronaut Share "Personal Life" Music Video via Brooklyn Vegan // On Tour Now

Two Inch Astronaut Share "Personal Life" Music Video via Brooklyn Vegan // On Tour Now

Two Inch Astronaut Debut “Personal Life” Video on Brooklyn Vegan

Personal Life LP Out Now via Exploding In Sound

On Tour Now with Kal Marks + Add Dates with Speedy Ortiz & Hop Along

photo credit: Matt Gatwood


Two Inch Astronaut are sharing the selfie stick madness that is their “highly personal” new video for “Personal Life,” the title track from their recently released new album. Out last month on Exploding In Sound Records, Personal Life is heavy on nuance, jagged melodies, wistful harmonies, and dynamically structured song writing. The album finds Two Inch Astronaut continuing to mature into one of the East Coast’s most explosive and exciting bands throughout a dark album that grapples with themes of “personal life” in their own context.
Brooklyn Vegan shared, “Maryland’s Two Inch Astronaut have always had a sound that hearkened back to ’90s DC post-hardcore, so naturally it made a ton of sense when they hooked up with Jawbox’s J. Robbins to produce their new album Personal Life … The album’s title track, which rips as hard as many of Two Inch’s influences, has just gotten video treatment courtesy of director Mike O’Brien.”
O’Brien shared some insight into the video:
“On a snowy Sunday afternoon in January we arranged volunteers in a circle around Two Inch Astronaut and simultaneously rolled camera on their individual selfie-sticked phones while the dudes played through the song multiple times. I captured everyone’s footage off their phones, synched them (4 scenes each with 15 different cameras), and edited between them. Originally I meant for the circular selfie-stick arrangement to accomplish some kind of DIY matrix-esque time-space-warp camera trick, but I didn’t plan well enough so it looked like garbage in the initial edit. Luckily, capturing a bunch of footage of people watching themselves watch Two Inch Astronaut play “Personal Life” was still cool.”
The band are currently on tour with label mates Kal Marks and will be making a stop at SXSW next week. They will join up with Speedy Ortiz and Hop Along in May for a string of can’t miss shows.


03/09 – Asheville, NC @ Odditorium *
03/10 – Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend Fest *
03/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonderoot *
03/12 – Talahasse, FL @ Wolfs Den w/ Yikes & Lingua Franca *
03/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ w/ Woozy & Melters *
03/14 – Lafayette, LA @ Bisbano’s Pizza *
03/15 – Houston, TX @ Alley Kat Bar *
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Eden Co-Op (Funeral Sounds + Broken World Media Showcase) – 2:50 PM
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Love Goat (Ground Floor Booking Showcase) – 11:30 PM
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Todd’s Mansion – 8:00 PM
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall (Exploding In Sound + Stereogum Showcase) – 11:10 PM
03/26 – Washington, DC @ The Void w/ Gnarwhal
05/07 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace +
05/08 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair +
05/10 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar +
05/12 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat +
05/13 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight +
* w/ Kal Marks
+ w/ Speedy Ortiz & Hop Along

Two Inch Astronaut has been playing in one configuration or another since 2009, though founding members Matt Gatwood and Sam Rosenberg’s musical relationship dates back to the early 2000’s. Beginning as an acoustic and cello driven side project, they quickly evolved (or backslid) into making rock music as a trio. After two well received full lengths released on Exploding in Sound Records, the Wheaton, MD based trio parted ways with original bassist Daniel Pouridas and were joined by Andy Chervenak of Grass is Green (members of which went on to be in bands such as Empress of, Speedy Ortiz, and Palehound). After a few shorter stints in the U.S. and an extensive European tour supporting La Dispute, the band began writing what would become Personal Life.
Running on the apparent synergy of the new lineup, Two Inch Astronaut quickly wrote a number of songs, some of which were conceived entirely in the practice space together with little in the way of verbal direction. The album was recorded by one of the band’s influences, J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels), at the Magpie Cage in Baltimore, Maryland. The result is their most varied, honest, and honed collection of songs to date, presented with leaner and tougher production than any of their previous efforts.
“Two Inch Astronaut sounds as unpredictable and polished as ever. “Good Behavior” leads the record with a snappy, twisted pop song. Sam Rosenberg’s knotty guitar work continues to evolve, as a Pixies-like sense of melody lurks the background, and he works nicely in tandem with new member Andy Chervenak (Grass Is Green), the bassist and co-vocalist who’s boosted the musicianship of the already talented trio.” – NPR Music
“it encapsulates all of the band’s most contradictory — and thus, most interesting — qualities. The song is by turns poppy and abrasive, with twitching guitar riffs giving way to frontman Sam Rosenberg’s supercharged vocal melodies.” – Consequence of Sound

Personal Life
Exploding In Sound Records

Out Now

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