“Turns out there’s a dark and empty heart at the center of those space-age bachelor pads.”
The Galaxy Electric are Brooklyn based retro-futurists experimenting with psychedelic pop from the space age and around the globe. A self-taught sound engineer, Augustus mans the static-emitting machines that allow Jacqueline's lounge-inspired vocal machinations to soar on their debut effort, Everything is Light and Sound, released in 2016.
Dedicated to creating a better tomorrow, The Galaxy Electric are committed to a DIY aesthetic that focuses on a sustainable approach. Outdated technologies find new life in their hands, otherwise laid up in a landfill. Their music is more than the sound you hear, it is a way of being that respects Earth and all living things. We are, after all, simply stardust.
Currently hard at work in their project studio, The Galaxy Electric are gathering samples, splicing tape, and engaging in signal processing to tune into just the right frequency for a series of EPs they plan to release over the course of a year, starting with “Tomorrow Was Better Yesterday,” released in November 2017.
The new EP series will be performed live, and fully improvised to 1/4” analog tape, in the automatic style of surrealists from the turn of the 20th Century, like Joan Miró and André Breton.
After a year of regional touring in support of their debut full length album, opening for artists like Gwenno and Young Summer, as well as a recent collaboration with Paris psych trio, M.A BEAT!, The Galaxy Electric are excited to craft new material for their fans.
“The duo brings a degree of originality to their music that is unlike anything that’s being done currently, honing a spacey, psychedelic pop sound that harmoniously combines both new and old school recording techniques. ” - DC Music Download
“The pair crafts melodic, psychedelic, retro-futuristic songs that are held aloft by Caruso’s airy, clarion vocals.” - Indie Music Review
“Their take on organ-driven psychedelia recalls the space and breath of Portishead and the whimsy of Os Mutantes. This plaintive cut, from their forthcoming Everything is Light and Sound, sounds like it could be the flip side of the coin of Bowie's "Space Oddity", with Major Tom's wife exhorting him to return to her.” - Metro Music Scene
“‘Temporal’ hums like something from an unspecified time or place, owing to the practices of fellow outside artists and the types of old world artistry that provided hymns for esoteric edicts and scriptures, left out of the canon.” - IMPOSE
“the result is an ethereal and trippy song that focuses on both the nature of time and our experience of it; all while evoking a similar vision of the future presented by the 1964 World’s Fair” - Joy of Violent Movement