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Charles Andrew Bothwell (born December 13, 1981), better known by his stage name Astronautalis, is an American alternative hip hop artist currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Read More...
After gaining some recognition in local circles in Jacksonville, Florida and competing at Scribble Jam, Astronautalis self-released his debut album, You and Yer Good Ideas, in 2003. He eventually signed with Fighting Records and the record was re-released in 2005, followed by his second album, The Mighty Ocean and Nine Dark Theaters, in 2006. He released the third album, Pomegranate, on Eyeball Records in 2008. In winter 2009, he toured with the Canadian indie rock band Tegan and Sara through Europe, and supported them again through the spring of 2010 in Australia. His fourth album, This Is Our Science, was released on Fake Four Inc in 2011.
Astronautalis has been described as "if Beck were a decade or so younger and had grown up more heavily immersed in hip-hop," with his rapping style noted for "blending styles of indie rock, electro, and talkin’ blues" with hip-hop. He has described himself as "historical fiction hip-hop."
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- The Wondersmith and His Sons - 170,487 plays
- LyricsWherever we go, we'll never be lost
Some follow the compass rose, some Follow the cross
Me, I follow roads compulsively till sirens call me off
Then I wander, eyes closed, following song
The river's a hymnal and the leaves are applause
- LyricsI dreamed up the maps
Give me charcoal and the paper now.
We invent paths they cannot see
And they're to scared walk.
Between my hands rests 52 plain old playing cards
- Two Years Before The Mast - 91,802 plays
- Secrets of the Undersea Bell - 79,526 plays
- Measure the Globe - 103,215 plays
- The Story of My Life - 95,509 plays
- Mr. Blessington's Imperialist Plot - 78,773 plays
- 17 Summers - 69,124 plays
- Holy Water - 85,457 plays