Unfamiliar // 2012

Astronomers define the mean sun as an imaginary star, moving at the pace of our equator’s rotation. Perhaps it is the impossible setting of this sun Brasstronaut has pursued since the release of their critically acclaimed 2010 debut, Mt. Chimera. Cresting the momentum of that album – a SOCAN Echo Prize for Canadian song of the year, a Polaris Prize long-listing, and chart-topping singles on The Hype Machine – Brasstronaut embarked on a comprehensive world tour, seeking out the mean sun’s fabled dusk. On their sophomore album, Brasstronaut has finally captured its fleeting blaze, and has returned to reveal the radiant Mean Sun. (Artwork by Michael Markowsky)

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CONNECTION // John Walsh has played with Dan Mangan since 2008