Cosmonauts Play the Late Show Tonight at Mercury LoungeApril 3rd, 2014
Guitarists Alexander Ahmadi and Derek Cowart first met through a mutual friend in Orange County, California. They began jamming together before adding drummer Cole Devine and James Sanderson to form Cosmonauts. Inspired by the likes of the Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth, the four-piece began making loud, droning guitar jams with a healthy dose of reverb. They’ve released three albums since 2011, New Psychic Denim (stream it below), then If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die (stream it below), followed last year by Persona Non Grata (stream it below), about which AllMusic reports: “fans of the current garage-psych scene will want to check it out.” They appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday, but tonight, Cosmonauts (above, performing “What Me Worry” for the HoC) hit the Lower East Side to play the late show at Mercury Lounge.