Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Man or Astroman on Chunklet Records

I remember my brother telling me about a show he saw where Man or Astroman incorporated some kind of dot matrix printer into their performance? That was enough for me. I think I associate them with Grandaddy and their kind of weirdo junk folk surf, anything goes. I probably was aware of how many singles these guys had out before I ever actually put one on the turntable. An unmistakable aesthetic... the 50's pop graphic and lots of cool complex packaging, so if anyone was going to put together a freaking cool sleeve it would be Chunklet.
Ding. Order up.

Available for sale on ORANGE & CLEAR VINYL 

Man or Astro-Man? return with their first new material  in well over twelve years. In 2010, the original lineup of Birdstuff, Coco and Star Crunch reformed to play a series of live shows, and since then, they have been putting on some of the best performances of their career. This record jumpstarts a series of singles that will culminate with a full length release in the beginning of 2013. Recorded with longtime Astro cohort, Steve Albini, this first installment in the Astro Analog Series finds the band bringing their unique brand of Science Friction  back to the masses in supreme form. As all their recent live shows have proven, Man or Astro-Man? haven't missed a beat, and the newly recorded material finds the band being as inventive and propulsive as ever. "Defcon 5" and "Anti-Matter Man" will appear in some form on the impending full length and "Mr. Space" is exclusive to this release. Now put on your space helmet on and strap in.

Packaged in a custom chipboard, die-cut cover with an acetate window and sealed with a foil sticker.
Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio
Cut direct to lacquer at Chicago Mastering Service
Artwork by Aaron Draplin (
Available exclusively on orange vinyl at
First 200 copies available on clear vinyl (only one per customer/order)

Side a: Defcon 5

Side b: Anti Matter Man/Mr. Space


  1. I can't afford this. So I am buying it anyway. I saw these guys at the Bug Jar in Rochester in 96 or 97. Eric is right...they did have a dot matrix printer set up. Also Harvey loves these guys. I have one of their EP's on CD and he just plays it over and over...I am so sick of it.

  2. Wow! Don't call it a comeback(....ok?)