Though Cosmonauts get lumped in with the high-energy burst that is Thee Oh Sees more times than not, I find, more and more, that there’s something darker at play in the throbbing crunch of the Cosmonauts. Sure, this is garage rock as recently defined by the San Francisco scene, but where Thee Oh Sees toss out pulsating blasts of wind-up repetition, Cosmonauts deafeningly leak out their noise in waves of sonic fuzz. “Emerald Green”, the first single off their upcoming release, feels peppier than anything Psychic Denim offered, but it still wallows in the murkier part of the garage swimming pool. A promising first track off a much-anticipated album.
Cosmonauts new 12″ ‘If You Wanna Die, I Wanna Die” is out on Burger Records now.