The Grand Astoria Release New Single “Masterplan”

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 15th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

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You might not always know what Russian progressive heavy rockers The Grand Astoria are up to on any given day, but rest assured they’re always up to something. The restless and accordingly prolific outfit are looking to raise funds for an impending European tour — their umpteenth, to be specific — and have issued a new single, “Masterplan,” in order to help pay for stuff like having merch made, gas, food, lodging, etc. Their asking price for a download? A euro. I’ve seen crowdfunding efforts asking way more and delivering way less than the hook of the new track from the ever-expansive outfit.

The Grand Astoria released an acoustic EP earlier this summer called Soft Focus, and already have a 2015 full-length under their collective belt in the classically-vibing The Mighty Few, as well as a split with Samavayo that Setalight Records released as a 10″ (review here), but next up seems to be a split between all the bands associated with The Grand Astoria‘s members, whether it’s The Legendary Flower Punk or, presumably, Lucifer in the Sky with Diamonds.

Cool things in the works. Here’s the info and track stream:

the grand astoria masterplan

Hello dear heavy psych lovers and friends of The Grand Astoria Here is the new electric song by yours truly. It will be a part of the very special The Grand Astoria Family split record which will also include new music from The Legendary Flower Punk, Organic Is Orgasmic and our other side-projects!

We decided to publish the first song from it to raise some funds for our forthcoming tour! We need to rent a van, print the merch, pay for the studio so every dime will be really appreciated!!! And the most important – THIS SONG IS REALLY WORTH IT Enjoy and share!

Music and lyrics by Kamille Sharapodinov

Kamille Sharapodinov – guitars, backing vocals
Danila Danilov – lead vocals, rhodes piano, percussion
Michail Bukin – bass
Rogier Berben – drums
Sophia Miroedova – artwork

Recorded by D.Danilov in Red Wave studio during spring 2015
Mixed and mastered by Alexander Karelin

The Grand Astoria, “Masterplan”

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