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Astragal, based in Houston, Texas, offers songs with classic post punk bones fleshed over with shoegaze textures. Guitarist and singer Jimmy Bent’s voice and performance combine with production approach to result in a distinctive vocal sound, a space from which, in the trio’s new single “Moderne Luxury”, Bent projects both anguish (among other tones of emotion) and delicacy while keeping the hooks on board. The opportunity to give this track its official web premiere—closely following its broadcast premiere on the most recent episode of "When the Sun Hits" on DKFM Shoegaze Radio—truly makes us smile.
“Moderne Luxury” will appear on the band’s second EP, EP II, which drops as a digital release on March 1, 2019. The label, Houston’s Wallflower Records, is fast becoming a WTSH favorite. Expect more about Astragal and Wallflower here in the coming weeks.