Pixilated Math Costumes
- Artist: Hello Astronaut Goodbye Television
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/30/2007
Being hailed as a sonic assualt by the Locust's Joey Karam, and as a modest gang of schizo kids who play their instruments masterfully by the LA Alternative Press- Hello Astronaut Goodbye Television's debut CD 'Pixilated Math Costumes' is a study in noise and melodic experimentation that is birthed from Sonic Youth, raised by My Bloody Valentine, and schooled by the Pixies. 'They're crazy enough to turn every one of their jangly, dissonant pop songs into a mini epic of single note keyboard solos, disco drum beats and off-key male/female singers. 'Rachael Rosen' sounds like the shards of broken T Rex, Kraftwerk, and Sonic Youth discs glued together and played while someone f***s with the pitchbend knob.' -Philip Stone, splendidzine.com '...a sextet veering wildly from passionate pop to thrashy, echoing and bizarre vistas across which no two performances are alike.' -David Cotner, LA Weekly 'a wonderful CD of quirky, sometimes sweet sometimes 'what the...?' u.s. indie pop joy. Sun valley/tujunga teamsters hello astronaut, goodby television finally re-drop their sold-out old opus, 'pixelated math costumes' however, last year's pizza-punk production has been replaced by a California winter's worth of shut-in bedroom-studio tinkering/obsession (not to mention a fancy-pants mastering job by j golden), and now the jams shine like kitchen knives. 11 subtly hostile pop anthems of evol guitar gestures, philip k. dick-style heartbreak, and orchestral post-teen existentialism, rounded out by a rare handful of secret solo recordings. ^#^like all no not fun shit, it seems this is unclassifiable but enticingly brilliant, a warped mangling of sweet and gentle indie-pop with post-punk noise, jagged weirdness and heaps of fun and frolics. ^#^highly recommended.' -Rough Trade Shop London.