Sweet Pop from Astronomique

Ever since Welcome To Rockville last month, I’ve been living off of a vicious nonstop dose of heavy rock ‘n roll – time for me to give my throbbing eardrums a break with something a little more melodic. Enter Astronomique and their new single, “The Shape You Take.”


The new track from the Minneapolis band is addictive dreamy synth pop. It’s not the hard driving rock I’m used to, but it’s a guilty pleasure that I can’t unwrap from my ears. The music offers a definite 80’s new wave feel, yet it’s distinctive enough that I can’t pinpoint one band whose sound they emulate.

The band mentions gaining inspiration from The Cure, Depeche Mode and A Flock of Seagulls, and you can sense that in the music particularly with the latter, with the obvious exception of the intoxicatingly sweet vocals delivered by female vocalist/keyboardist, Logan Andra Fongemie.

Check it out and see what you think.

And, check out some other killer new music we’ve dug up for your enjoyment here: RARA’s Fresh Crops
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Rock On!
Mike G


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