Cosmonauts- Star 69 LP. Cosmonauts are a California-based garage punk band known for their simple, physically powerful songs played at punishing volumes. The group discovered a painless way to get its trademark thick, reverb-heavy sound by using old amps and driving them as loud as possible. The Kinks didn't get their tones from pedals, they just blew out their amps and the Cosmonauts follow a similar path. This album includes 11 songs that sound like the nastiest elements of Spacemen 3 with skyscraping waves of noise and lackadaiscal vocals that slash right through each song. In a time when a lot of psychedelic music is dissipating in its own Beatles-y dreaminess, the Cosmonauts go back to that bottomless first-album by the Stooges to find their primal riff heavy inspiration and belt out 11 stellar drug punk cuts on ‘Star 69’.