Ekko Astral emerges from the D.C. punk scene with a new standalone single "baethoven"

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We're very hype to have Ekko Astral on the roster with their new song "baethoven"! These DC punks bring crashing drums, fuzzed-out guitar riffs, and a bewitching + frantic voice to our roster 💥

Ekko Astralp: John Lee

On their new standalone single "baethoven", the rising D.C.-based band Ekko Astral immediately grab your attention with a sense of verve, vitality, and uncontrollable excitement. Lead vocalist and frontwoman Jael Holzman set out to make a funhouse mirror song that's all about the pain of being yourself and having a larger than life personality in a nation that wants to downsize you. With crashing drums seared with a piercing momentum, fuzzed-out guitar riffs, and Holzman's biting and energetic vocal delivery, Ekko Astral locks you into the band's vigorous spirit in just under three minutes.

"Jael Holzman and her bandmates in Ekko Astral-guitarists Liam Hughes and Sam Elmore, bassist Guinevere Tully, and drummer Miri Tyler-pull together threads from post-punk, no-wave and queercore into a raucous punk palette they've dubbbed mascara mosh pit"
-The Washington Post

Watch the "baethoven" music video →

Of the video and the song, Ekko Astral writes:

"The moral of the song is in the lyrics: "There's nothing endless, there's no Frank Ocean / you should let me your classic love / I'll be your bae-thoven." The point is, there's nothing as perfectly clean and pristine as a Frank Ocean song in this world right now but there is our band - and there is you, the listener - and that's what you should love. Because that's what's here now and is here for you, the authentic self in all its glory.

What this video is about is, have fun with your friends before all this ends. Because it will end. Soon. Life is short but it is long and beautiful and you have no time to waste. This will all end. It is so close to ending. It'll end in like a year or so. Maybe less. So do what you can to survive in this silly money system we're plagued with, take what cash you have and fight back by having as much fucking fun as fucking possible. Because fuck all that."

The band are also about to be touring their asses off on the east coast, down to SXSW, and supporting Ted Leo—dates and info below:

  • March 28, 2024 - Montclair, NJ, US @ The Meatlocker - get tickets
  • March 29, 2024 - Charlottesville, VA, US @ Chinchilla Café - get tickets
  • March 30, 2024 - Richmond, VA, US @ Bandito's Burrito Bar - get tickets
  • March 31, 2024 - Durham, NC, US @ The Pinhook - get tickets
  • April 05, 2024 - Washington, DC, US @ Black Cat - get tickets
  • April 12, 2024 - Brooklyn, NY, US @ The Broadway - get tickets
  • June 19, 2024 - Asbury Park, NJ, US @ The Stone Pony - get tickets
  • June 20, 2024 - Washington, DC, US @ 9:30 CLUB - get tickets
  • June 21, 2024 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ Union Transfer - get tickets
  • June 22, 2024 - Boston, MA, US @ Paradise Rock Club presented by Citizens - get tickets

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