One of the most highly anticipated debut albums in noisepop history – Astrobrite's Crush
. After 6 grueling years of laboring over home recordings and refining them with many fine-toothed combs, Astrobrite has culled the best tracks from over the years and polished, re-recorded, added and subtracted, resulting in an end product of refined gorgeous noisepop sheen.
Astrobrite started in 1994 as a noise pop excursion and solo effort for Scott Cortez. Over the years with the trusty Tascam Portastudio, drum machine, Fender Jaguar & some basic effects, he churned out ep after ep: candy swirl ep (1994), cherryflavor ep (1995), futuramic ep (1996), mile ep (1997). In 1995 he formed a proper band to play the material out live and went through line up after line up until 1997 when Astrobrite played their last show. That is until now. Astrobrite as well as various other projects were merely in hiatus. Scott along with Adam and Kat Cooper of Alison's Halo, maestros of blisspop, have joined forces to bring Astrobrite back to life. Think superhero teams like the Avengers or new X-men.
Astrobrite has included the brightest from the beautiful noise bliss scene: Rob Smith and Doug Walker of Xebec, Andrew Prinz of Mahogany, Odell Nails of Majesty Crush, and Lynn Anderson of 6SM and Alison's Halo.
Formed in Arizona where the Beautiful Noisescene was officially begun at the behest of Brandon Capps, Astrobrite debuted at the second Beautiful Noise festival. In the summer of 1995 Scott moved back to his home state of Michigan to become a part of the space rock scene he had once been a part of and left behind in its infancy.