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If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die
Reissue of the Cosmonauts' (Fullerton CA, USA) second LP, originally released in 2012 by Burger Records. Punk, rock'n'roll, and psychedelic music, reminding the contemporary big names of the style, such as Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Moon Duo, or The Growlers. When Ayo Silver! heard Cosmonauts' sophomore LP If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die, it was clear to them it was a contemporary masterpiece. When they found out it was soon to be sold-out, they realized they had to do something about it. Now, the label proudly presents the reissue of this must-have LP. After various 7" releases, one LP and mini-LP cassette, Cosmonauts have synthesized the perfect recipe in If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die. What you will find in this album is a combination of rock and roll beats, psychedelic vibes and punk attitude that transcends those genres. In a field where bands are usually subscribed to the same clichés, Cosmonauts drown them. Their music arises from the stomach, it's as real as a punch full of anger, like a cold shower or sweaty pogo-dancing in first row. Despite their significant charisma, Cosmonauts are a perfect example of this generation; a new scene full of bands reading the past but writing the future, but they also reference The Velvet Underground, Silver Apples, or SST bands. Cosmonauts take us on a psychedelic field-trip empowered by amphetaminic punk nerve on this album, and on other tunes they dig atmospheric loops with minimalistic structures while maintaining a pop heart.