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An indie/art-rock/electro-pop group from Denver, Pan Astral produces a melody-rich, original sound that combines hints of new wave and dream-pop with red-blooded indie rock. Pan Astral layers harmony, hooks and ambience over a thick bed of heavy dance grooves, constantly creating new material while evolving the old. Soaring melodies, dreamlike lyrics, and breakbeats underlain with lush, ambient soundscapes define the band’s cathartic sound. Pan Astral incorporates unorthodox light shows, projection mapping, and live art into their explosive live performances, which the band’s fast-growing following have called transcendent.
Pan Astral has shared the stage with Walk The Moon, Lotus, Flobots, El Ten Eleven, Pacific Air, American Royalty, Jamestown Revival, Sorne, Motive, and more. The band has also collaborated live and in the studio with members of Lotus, Signal Path, and Ravi Shankar disciple Paul Livingstone.
Gabriel Otto and longtime musical collaborator Ryan Burnett (Signal Path) formed Pan Astral in a small basement room in 2010. They later added three members and started writing and rehearsing their unique style of music in an upstairs loft in Denver’s RiNo arts district, releasing two full albums and an EP to date. With a new approach to writing influenced by the process of creating a collage, they collectively layer, add and subtract from the canvas, spontaneously inspiring each other.
The band’s high-energy live performances feature projection mapping onto handmade stage sets, highlighting their affection for visual and performance art. With a penchant for collaborating with galleries and DIY venues, their shows have evolved into refined, immersive experiences. Pan Astral is: Gabriel Otto (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards), Tad Lusk (guitar, backing vocals), Michael Smith (drums, backing vocals), and Kyle Zender (bass, guitar, keys).
"Color Field" is the band's third album. The album features songs like "Mile High City," and "You Need."
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1. Mile High City 03:39
2. Animal 03:52
3. You Need 04:30
4. I Won't Be Long 04:31
"Mary Can Dream" is the band's second album. The album features songs like "Mary Can Dream," "Queen of the Temps," and "Story."
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1. Related (Feat. Mike Rempel) 05:14
2. Story (Feat. Paul Livingstone) 04:06
3. Lay Your Hands (Feat. Mike Rempel) 05:54
4. Under the Water 03:46
5. Queen of the Temps 04:33
6. Mary Can Dream 04:14
7. Candles 03:34
8. Degrees of Freedom 03:12
9. ICU 04:34
10. Heart of the Sun 04:06
"Pan Astral" is the band's debut album. The album features songs like "Good Bye True Love," "Sea Bed," and "The Passanger."
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1. Goodbye True Love 03:32
2. Sea Bed 03:40
3. Chemically Free 04:10
4. ATC 04:24
5. The Passenger 04:51
6. Dissolve 04:22
7. Silver Cross 04:01
8. Porch 03:40
9. Another Story 03:24
Designed by Pan Astral's own Gabriel Otto, this comfortable, high quality t shirt is made from a cotton and polyester blend.
"Smoking Lady" Women's Tank
Designed by Pan Astral's own Gabriel Otto, this comfortable, high quality tank is a cotton, polyester and rayon blend.
MARY CAN DREAM CD
Pan Astrals "Mary Can Dream", on CD
"Denver’s Pan Astral has always had a knack for producing easily accessible electro-indie rock. But with their latest release, the “You Need” single, the band may have turned out their finest work yet."
Marcus - liberatirecords.com
"Pan Astral has created a universal universe of varied musical genres from ’80s electro-pop to more current dream pop to spaced out EDM to ethereal indie rock."
Josh Johnson - heyreverb.com