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The Astronomers: Guess it’s Just Life/Sinking Ships and Story Tales

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Tonight on The Sound, we dive into the alternative pop sounds of The Astronomers. This duo band, based out of Oshkosh WI, released their newest album “Guess it’s Just Life” in April 2021 after their previous album “Sinking Ships and Story Tales”. Their track “Bad Type” focuses on a toxic relationship filled with lies. Alternatively, their track “All in” speaks about how they would go All In for their partners. So get ready to move and groove with a new style of pop music, my name is Maxwell Ackman, and up next is KQAL’s Bill Stoneberg who dives into the electronic sounds of “Guess it’s Just Life” and “Sinking Ships and Story Tales” by The Astronomers, tonight on The Sound. Original air date: 06/01/22. The Sound is written and produced by KQAL 89.5FM on the campus of Winona State University. The Sound is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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