Astronauts, etc. Embraces Silence In New Introspective Single “Shut My Mouth”

Time to be quiet.

Photo: Mancy Gant

Astronauts, etc. (the solo project of Toro y Moi’s keyboardist Anthony Ferraro) pays homage to silence in his new single “Shut My Mouth.” It’s a self-convo that we often find ourselves when we get too cluttered with out own inner voices. “I want to be quiet / Wanna shut my mouth / Hear there’s nothing like it / You can hear yourself” chants Anthony. Built on a soft buzz that rolls in a quasi-auto tune fashion, “Shut My Mouth” feels like the cerebral chill pill you need to relax:

“Shut My Mouth” is from Astronauts, etc.’s upcoming album Living In Symbol, which was co-produced by Chaz Bear (Toro y Moi) and will be out on July 27th via Company Records. He will start touring with Mattson 2 in August, so see him in person:

8/14 – Cellar Door (Visalia, CA, USA)

8/15 – SOHO (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)

8/16 – The Chapel (San Francisco, CA, USA)

8/17 – Lodge Room (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

8/19 – Valley Bar (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

8/22 – Rockafeller’s (Houston, TX, USA)

8/23 – Three Links (Dallas, TX, USA)

8/24 – Mohawk (Austin, TX, USA)

8/25 – Opolis (Norman, OK, USA)

8/26 – Firebird (St. Louis, MO, USA)

8/27 – The Basement (Nashville, TN, USA)

8/31 – Cat’s Cradle (Raleigh, NC, USA)

9/1 – The Camel (Richmond, VA, USA)

9/5 – Johnny Brenda’s (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

9/6 – Songbyrd (Washington, DC, USA)

9/7 – Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

9/8 – Café 939 (Boston, MA, USA)

9/10 – The Drake (Toronto, ON, Canada)

9/11 – Loving Touch (Detroit, MI, USA)

9/12 – Schubas (Chicago, IL, USA)

9/13 – Square Cat Vinyl (Indianapolis, IN, USA)

9/14 – Ruby (Madison, WI, USA)

9/15 – Door County Brewing Co. (Door County, WI, USA)

9/17 – Turf Club (Twin Cities, MN, USA)

9/19 – Lost Lake (Denver, CO, USA)

9/20 – State Room (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

9/21 – Jack London (Portland, OR, USA)

9/23 – Wide Hall (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

9/25 – Barboza (Seattle, WA, USA)