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Alter The Press! Presents: Junior Astronomers

Charlotte, NC quintet Junior Astronomers make a frenzied yet well-rounded sound with their alt/indie rock style that has seen the band share the stage with the likes of Colour Revolt, O'Brother, Look Mexico, Harvard, and Algernon Cadwallader.

Tracks like 'Dying Rhythms' and 'Settle Down' have a favourable tight yet loose sound that simultaneously shows a mature and progressive sound. Along with a relentless approach towards touring, expect to hear more from Junior Astronomers this year.

For Fans Of: The Strokes, Modest Mouse and Minus the Bear.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Junior Astronomers: Because we've got soul and we're super bad. And I mean, c''re on the internet already.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
JA: Well Terrence and I have a habit of making up ridiculous stories on the spot when people ask this question... they usually revolve around peyote, Jay-Z & Glastonbury but you guys may check your facts so I'll tell the truth I guess. I moved back from a few semesters away and Terrence and I had been waiting for an excuse to start writing together so we moved in together and wrote an EP's worth of material. After a few early line-up changes we stuck with some old friends that turned out to be great musicians; Jeff, Colin and Eli.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
JA: Our first show in NYC was pretty rad. We played at Arlene's Grocery and didn't go on 'til 1 AM and expected no one to be there. About 40 beers after the show started we stepped on stage to a packed house that sang as loud as us. A close second is playing Fifa in the van but our TV has since broken. RIP Ford entertainment system.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
JA: Tour.Tour. Tour. We want to be on the road as much as possible for as long as possible. We've already got March booked solid up and down the East Coast. After that we hope to get further and further away from home. England maybe? We're also writing for a full length and a split!

Junior Astronomers on MySpace, Facebook and Bandcamp.

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