Friday, January 30, 2009


After weeks and months of hype and more hype, we now have blast off. N.A.S.A., (which in this case stands for North America/South America,) is the production duo of Squeak E. Clean (Sam Spiegel) and DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales), whose ongoing creative collaboration has resulted a spectacular album, The Spirit of Apollo, to be released next month via Anti.

The cross-cultural collaboration features an impressive cast of contributors, including Chuck D, David Byrne, Kool Keith, Tom Waits, Z-Trip, Karen O, and a whole lot more. Pre-orders are available at Amazon. Each album will contain artwork for five interchangeable covers by popular artists, who have also contributed to The Spirit of Apollo’s animated music video project, which pairs these artists with animators to create music videos for songs on the record.

Such a cool idea all the way around. To top it off, N.A.S.A. will be bringing the show to Austin for SXSW.


Manny Morales said...

Saw N.A.S.A. on the SXSW list of bands. I was going to check them out on Myspace but thanks for the preview and sound check. I'll have to get my hands on their music soon. I like the beat, the rhymes and the collaborators. Thanks, Manny.