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Our featured band this week, Fantastic Planet, will be playing the Trocadero Balcony this Thursday with Mean Lady. Not only that but the band is getting ready to release their 2nd EP. You can hear a few tracks from the upcoming album all week in heavy rotation. We’ll also be discussing the band on Tuesday night during Gashouse Live, and you’ll hear them at the beginning of every Brain Office (weekdays 5pm ET) this week. So who is Fantastic Planet?
After a long night at a roadside tavern, somewhere between Interstate 95 and Quadrant 44, a disheveled group of failed “somethings” would meet and discuss their version of a “Fantastic Planet.” Although they were not the brightest stars in the galaxy, nor the dregs of your usual dive bar musicians, these six multi-instrumentalists were passionate in their belief of what the future could bring.
In an effort to build a planet of sound, our heroes would combine their previous recording and performing knowledge. Thrusting forward with a love of space influenced artist like David Bowie and ELO, new wavers Talking Heads, and low budget science fiction films, they would work vigorously to create a sound that would burn like the heart of the sun.
With whiskey filled hearts, and ice in their veins, the controls were set and the new band of misfits piled into the aircraft, otherwise know as, “the S.S. Showmanship.”
So, clear your schedule for Thursday night and head out to the Trocadero Balcony for Fantastic Planet and Mean Lady. In the meantime, tune in to Gashouse Radio all week long to hear these guys in heavy rotation.