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June 7, 2017

Phil pickens releases his debut single "Astronaut"!

After years of recording music and playing locally in NYC, Phil is finally releasing music! "Astronaut" is dedicated to his band mates, aka The Astronauts.





Featured on NPR Music and WFUV:

A southern gentleman by way of Manhattan, he'll take you to the moon (or at least take your heart there). As a boy in Georgia, picked up a used guitar at a garage sale and learned to play southpaw from a wise lady named Miss Genie. His upcoming debut album is produced by James Frazee (My Morning Jacket, The Hold Steady, Sharon Van Etten). A folk-rock love-letter where banjos and synths set the mood, bass and drums move the current, and vocals and guitar float just above the surface and up into outerspace. "Relax. Be an Astronaut."


The Astronauts

Justin Aaronson (drums)
Daniel Kwiatkowski (banjo)
David Paarlberg (piano and harp) 
Richard Thieriot (bass)
James Frazee (producer)



"Fool's Gold"

Made for Bob Boilen and the good folks at NPR Tiny Desk + Lagunitas. Atop our Tiny Desk is Dave's Grandmother's Chord Organ.

"I Will Love You Better (in the minor Key)"

Phil Pickens and band perform 'I Will Love You Better (in the Minor Key)' at Rockwood Music Hall in the Lower East Side, NYC. David Paarlberg on piano, Daniel Kwiatkowski on banjo/electric, Justin Aaronson on drums, and Richard Theriot on bass.