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Podcast for January 4th, 2018

Tony identifies the little pleasures in these colder temps, while Paul meets a “mystery friend”.

Tracklisting:
Astra Via – This Will Be Our Year [single]
Mystery Friends – The Lost Ones [This Is Not What I Expected]
Echelon the Seeker – Vesuvius [ɛʃəlan ðə sikər ep]
Lavender – Dangerous Game [You Are In The Right Place]
Bottled Up – Higher [Bottled Up EP]
The Nighttime Adventure Society – The Tourist [Chapter Three: The Last Chapter]

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Astra Via – This Will Be Our Year

Happy New Year DC! 2017 is safely in the books, and now’s the time for pundits and prognosticators to analyze it in gory, frustrating, negative detail. The pop duo of Olivia Mancini and Jarrett Nicolay as Astra Via instead send us a hopeful message with a timely cover of the 1968 classic “This Will Be Our Year” by English rock band The Zombies. Mancini crafted this uplifting video of 2017’s many inspiring moments that shouldn’t be forgotten as we power into 2018. Will we be blessed with new Astra Via originals to follow their 2014 EP SUPERBESTLUCKYSONGS?

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Astra Via – SUPERBESTLUCKYSONGS video

Here’s another great video we missed during the winter break. You all know that electronic pop outfit Astra Via is Jarrett Nicolay from Virginia Coalition and Olivia Mancini from her Mates, right? Right! Late last year they released a 3 song EP called SUPERBESTLUCKYSONGS and made music videos for each song. But instead of releasing them separately, why not stitch them together in one epic twelve minute long melange? Watch Astra Via’s goofy and lovable videos for “Good On You”, “And It Tried To Rain” and “Action Junky”, then buy the EP from Aerobic International.

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Astra Via – The Great Reheater video

Jarrett Nicolay.
DC.
Olivia Mancini.
NY.
Astra Via.
Echo Birds EP.
Catchy guitar riffs.
Chunky drums.
Sweet harmonies.
New video.
They forgot about it.
Random footage.
No shows yet.
New music coming soon.
Happy Monday!

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Astra Via – Lone Traveller video

Here’s a video I missed posting when it came out last year. Jarret Nicolay and Olivia Mancini’s band Astra Via made this video for the ballad Lone Traveller from their name-your-price debut EP Folie a Deux. They’re currently in the studio making new music.

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Astra Via – Fast Forward video

Jarrett Nicolay and Olivia Mancini, collectively the pop duo Astra Via, just released a new music video Fast Forward (pay what you want download!), the lead-off track of their upcoming EP. This song dials back the pop shimmer of their earlier work in favor of a deeper and more emotional hook. Props to Jeff Nesmith of Gypsy Creative Communications for a music video that compliments the song perfectly.

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Astra Via – Push/Pull video

Staying in town this Thanksgiving weekend? DC9 has a great all-local lineup on Saturday night with Addieville, Derek Evry & His Band of Misanthropes, and headliners Astra Via. We told you before about this great pairing of long time DC musicians Jarret Nicolay and Olivia Mancini. Today we’ve got another well-shot live performance captured by the folks at Pick Up Productions for their Blue Light Sessions series. Push/Pull comes from Astra Via’s FREE debut EP Folie à Deux. Happy Thanksgiving DC!

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Astra Via – Fame video

Pop duo Astra Via is a local music “supergroup” of Jarrett Nicolay, founding member of Virginia Coalition, and Olivia Mancini, from Washington Social Club and The Housemates, which add up to more than the already substantial component parts. This is the stuff that should be capturing everyone’s hearts on FM radio across the country. The band created a really fun video for the lead-off track Fame, from their FREE debut EP Folie à Deux, inspired by the game Operation.

Catch Olivia with her band The Mates Friday night at the Red Palace on H Street NE!

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