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LUMINOUS ELECTRONIC SOUNDSCAPES, TANTALIZING DANCE RHYTHMS, POP-CONSCIOUS MELODIES AND PROVOCATIVE LYRICAL THEMES. ASTRONAUTS OF ANTIQUITY PROJECTS A VIBRANT SPECTRUM OF TEXTURES TO CONVEY MUSIC THAT IS BOTH INTUITIVELY ACCESSIBLE AND EMOTIONALLY EXPRESSIVE.

Fronted by the exquisitely articulated and cloud-penetrating vocals of the group’s NYC transplant and co-founder, India, the musical collective is propelled by the inventive guitars of B. Rhyan and orchestrated by the trio’s resident sonic wizard and programmer, Ivica.  The cooperative songwriting reveals a mercurial pastiche of themes and sounds. “We’ve designed it so you might not get it right away,” explains B. Rhyan. “We want the sound to be multi-dimensional, inviting the listener to look a little deeper, to expand on the ‘mysteries of life’ aspects.” 

Adding to the collective, the band invited the rapper Deploi from the West Coast creative tribe of producers, spoken word artists and musicians known as House of Vibe to contribute to their songs.

The results are both steeped in historical reference points and headed toward new destinations, or as B. Rhyan notes, “Forward thinking rooted in the wisdom of the past.” Now, with this spartan if hand-picked membership and bi-coastal approach, they have transcended their live band origins to evolve into the next phase of a musical identity. “The present is what is most important,” says India.

Recorded at Croatian native Ivica’s Venice Beach studio, AOA integrates electro-organic elements with studio sorcery to underscore their alchemy of incisive song craft and deft musicality.  Highlights among their new tracks includes songs such as the hooky “Love Child,” whose lyrics are based on a true story told to India by a close friend with a philandering husband. “Everything about it is true,” India says. “Writing it in the studio was a magic moment, one of those little gifts that you get when something feels very visceral, and you just go with it.” 

INSPIRED TRAVELERS ACROSS A WIDE-RANGING MUSICAL TOPOGRAPHY, ASTRONAUTS OF ANTIQUITY IS INTENT ON DELIVERING SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AND YET INTIMATE AND CAPTIVATING LYRICS, AUGMENTED BY SOPHISTICATED MUSICALITY THAT IS INFUSED WITH TRANSCENDENT GRACE.

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India Quote


The song “Lift Me Up” includes the line,

“I can’t please everyone, Have a nice day.”

“Something might seem silly

To the world,

But if you believe in it,

Who gives a damn.”

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India Quote


The song “Lift Me Up” includes the line,

“I can’t please everyone, Have a nice day.”

“Something might seem silly

To the world,

But if you believe in it,

Who gives a damn.”

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