I had just transitioned to Chicago where I couldn't haul my guitar amplifier and drums so I had to change my sound. I was able to make a unique heavy bass sound from my experience with my electric guitar rig. Distortion and bass were the name of the game in 2011 music and this album caught a small wave. The song "contact" made it's way onto youtube channels and music blogs. The internet media helped this album get international exposure (downloads in 80 countries), which is kind of funny considering how unknown Astrobear is.
released February 1, 2011
Peter Rosén took the amazing photograph for the First Contact album artwork.