Astralwerks is excited to announce the release of the new VHS OR BETA album on August 28 Bring On The Comets. It is their most ambitious, confined and hook landed album and represents a huge step forward in their songwriting. Bring On The Comets provides heartfelt anthems with a newfound discovery of musical freedom and an undeniable return to alternative/pop music.
The cover art will make an entire generation of kids who spent late nights hoping to get a peek at something naughty through a scrambled cable signal get all misty-eyed. But that might be the most nostalgic thing about Bring on the Comets
, the third album by the Kentucky-based trio VHS or Beta. The group that once took its primary inspiration from dance-pop heroes, ranging from Duran Duran to Daft Punk, has toughened its sound and shifted focus from slinky beats to sullen melodies on tracks like "Can't Believe a Single Word," "The Stars Where We Came From," and the high-strung "Time Stands Still." While album highlight "Burn It All Down" proves the group can still knock out a dizzying club jam, this release is mostly a testament to its newfound ease around wailing guitars, live drums, and bearded members of My Morning Jacket. We all have to grow up sometime. --Aidin Vaziri