Astrocolor is a musical collective from Victoria who have come together for a nice Christmas vibe this year. Their debut record from Last Gang is called Lit Up…and it is the perfect dubbed out easy listen to throw on the turntable with a mulled wine and your indoor electrical fireplace “crackling.”
The bio reads like an all-star team of Victoria musicians.
Lit Up was co-produced by Astrocolor and Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Dan Mangan, Ladyhawk, AC Newman). While primarily instrumental, it also features choice vocal moments from a collection of the band’s friends – Kandle, Rykka, Antonia Freybe-Smith, and Abi Rose.
Based in Victoria, BC, Astrocolor is Andrew Poirier (guitar), Anand Greenwell (saxophone), Chris Mackenzie (drums), William Farrant (bass), and Piers Henwood (guitar). With additional programming and instrumentation by Matt Lyall, the Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness, and Jason Cook.
This cut features Antonia who we know from so many great bands in Victoria. Most notably Jets Overhead.
And they have some beauty instrumentals…..
Reviews have been pretty good too.