Man or Astroman?
Man or Astroman?
Label: Touch and Go Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


The ultimate in nerd rock, Man Or Astro-man? is an intergalactic surf band from outer space by way of Auburn, Alabama. If you don't think they're nerdy, consider this: how many other bands name their albums after supercomputers or construct their own theremins? Not to mention the whole issue with space suits...

The band is on indefinite hiatus for now, but for the past ten plus years they shredded the ears of eager surf rock fans all over the world. The live show was legendary. From their early releases on Estrus Records (including Is it...Man or Astro-man?, Destroy All Astro-men, and Project Infinity), to their latest output on Touch and Go Records (A Specturm of Infinite Scale), Man Or Astro-man? have always mixed traditional instrumental surf with experimental electronics, clever samples, and a healthy dose of good humor. What other band would create a clone project, in which the band's roadies go out on tour in place of the actual band members? Or have a press kit composed entirely of articles from foreign newpapers? Or bring a giant Tesla coil on stage at the end of every show to demonstrate the awesome power of electricity? Or name a song "Uranus is a Planet"? Indeed, Man Or Astro-man? were conducting a bizarre and wonderful experiment in sound. If only all scientific experiments and extraterrestrial visitors could rock so hard.