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PREMIERE: Let Two Inch Astronaut Take You to Post-Punk School with “Andy's Progress Report"

The Maryland punks return with 'Personal Life,' produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox.

Let’s give credit where credit is due: DIY punk obsessives Dan Goldin and Dave Spak—the dudes behind the label Exploding In Sound Records—are the real deal for a ton of Massachusetts underground bands. Consider their roster: Stove, Big Ups, Pile, Kal Marks, Ex-Breathers, Blacklisters, Palm and Washer, and more.

Add Maryland’s Two Inch Astronaut into that pack of upstarts. It’s been a minute since the trio’s last zigzagging slab post-punkisms on 2014's Foulbrood. Now, they return with its follow up titled Personal Life, fittingly produced by D.C./Baltimore post-hardcore legend J. Robbins. Personal Life is speed-laced and screamy, like a rager for riff-centric brainiacs. Reminds us of J. Robbins’s very own Jawbox. Premiere of the cello-fueled, slow building and knotty sprawl of “Andy’s Progress Report” below and pre-order Personal Life here.

Check out Two Inch Astronaut on tour at any of the dates below:

1/30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Stove, Flagland, Infinity Girl & Cheap Dinosaurs (Berfest)
2/07 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat (Backstage) w/ Hemlines & Laughing Man (Album Release Show)
2/12 - Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony w/ Middle Part & Bishops (early show)
3/05 - Washington, DC @ Above The Bayou w/ BRNDA & Nice Breeze *
3/08 - Raleigh-Durham, NC *
3/09 - Asheville, NC @ Odditorium *
3/10 - Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend Fest *
3/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Wonderoot *
3/12 - Talahasse, FL @ Wolfs Den w/ Yikes & Lingua Franca *
3/13 - New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ w/ Woozy & Melters *
3/14 - Lafayette, LA *
3/15 - Houston, TX *
3/16 - 03/19 - Austin, TX (SXSW)

* w/ Kal Marks