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Vast Asteroid-“Vast Asteroid”(self titled)

Vast Asteroid take the riffs written from stoner gods and inhabit my current mind. Mix it with Brit pop and shoegaze sensibilities and song structure delivered from all the cheeky and mesmerizing musicians that formed my youth. And shoot that into the stars with a nice little splash of space rock.

Super groups sometimes get a bad rep. That they’re nothing but an aging group of musicians trying for another shot at glory. But, look at Wake The Dead. Look at Them Crooked Vultures. And now, Vast Asteroid are here to fill a void you may have never even known you had.

Mimi Star, formerly of The Warlocks, takes bass duties. James Poulos, current column writer who’s taking his experience and knowledge and presents something truly special, something to say. Now, in addition to his writing he’s now also taking his guitar and voice and amplifying it into the heavens. And, Mark Reback, of Slaughter And The Dogs holds everything together like a superb glue with his drumming. Together they recorded their self titled debut at Rancho de la Luna in just one week and it’s clear as day squeezed every little second and let this absorb an insane amount of magic. And as an added bonus Dave Catching, of Eagles Of Death Metal fame, lends his talents to “Spacegaze”.

Catch it and become as engrossed as me and preorder the album now at the link below along with a sneak peak with their first lead single “SICK”

https://vastasteroid.bandcamp.com/album/vast-asteroid

Richard Murray

POW! Magazine

I've been interested in music since a very young age. I was prone to ear infections when I was a baby and after long sessions with a doctor it was determined I would be deaf at a very early age from scar tissue. As a result my mother when play avant-garde music to me so I could hear a myriad of different sounds before that happened. Much to everyone's dismay, I could hear perfectly after the ear infections ended. But, my mom had inadvertently been put on a path of musical enlightenment. At 14 my 20 year old sister was attending Modest Mouse in Omaha, Nebraska with The Shins as an opener. I begged her to take me with her and she decided that would be my birthday present and took me. I was completely blown away by the experience. I wanted more and more of any live music I could find. But...living in Wellington, Kansas my options were a tad limited. I attended Weezer, Nine Inch Nails, Ladytron, Placebo shows but I was getting bored with everything mainstream. But everything changed when The Kills rolled through Kansas City. Seeing their dirty, smoke filled performance at The Midland Theater led me to look up more bizarre bands and further down the rabbit hole to finding newfound favorite such as Wolf Eyes and Slint. I began studying how exactly each genre made me feel. How each song sets a mood and tells a story. When I was about 26 I began writing for The Burning Beard. A doom, sludge, and heavy metal magazine based out of America and England and began my writing career. I met Dennis Gonzales at the 2014 Austin Psych Fest and we made a friendship centered around music. The next year we met again at the same festival and which led me to telling him about how I'd begun writing. He was interested to read my stuff and after a very short conversation he decided to let me on as a writing for POW! Magazine. Through his guidance my music spectrum as broadened significantly and I look forward to what I can hear in the future.