Cosmonauts are a California-based band known for their simple, physically powerful songs and punishing stage volume, hashing out powerful, drone-inspired guitar jams inspired by Spacemen 3, Sonic Youth, and the Velvet Underground. Cosmonauts released their first album in the summer of 2010. Their second full-length, If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die, was released in 2012, and in 2013, the group reunited with Burger Records to release a third album, Persona Non Grata. 2016 saw the release of A-OK, Cosmonauts‘ fourth full-length, which deepened their psych influences and included some mellower fare with shades of dream pop.
Formed in Montreal in 2009, Elephant Stone is the brainchild of vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and sitar player, Rishi Dhir. Dhir has recorded, performed, and toured with indie rock icons (Beck), legendary cult bands (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), and contemporary psych titans (The Black Angels and The Horrors).
In 2016 Elephant Stone have already released their fourth album, Ship of Fools.
Support: THE YOUNGER LOVERS (USA)
Hailing from Oakland, The Younger Lovers is the solo act of Brontez Purnell. A fast-paced snotty garage rock project, the music is deeply rooted in elements that are equal parts soul and punk.