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Deastro

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  • Born: Michigan
  • Years Active: 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Randolph Chabot, an indie electronica producer from Sterling Heights, Michigan, releases music under a variety of monikers, the most acclaimed of which is Deastro. Chabot began making music as an adolescent, and after moving away from the Detroit area for a few years to attend college, he moved back home into the basement of his parents' house, where he based his studio. His first release to garner significant acclaim was Young Planets/Time the Teenage Twister (2007), a double album co-billed to Deastro and another of his monikers, Our Brother the Megazord. In the publication Real Detroit, local critics Jeff Milo and Thomas Matich declared Young Planets/Time the Teenage Twister one of their favorite albums of the year. The following year's Keepers, a digital album exclusive to eMusic, was also acclaimed, particularly in the music blogosphere, where it was a favorite among many. Also in 2008, Chabot associated his Deastro moniker with Ghostly International, an indie electronic label based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, making his label debut on the Ghostly Swim compilation with "Light Powered." Determined to take Deastro to the next level, Chabot expanded his electro-pop sound with a full band for his next album, and the fantasy fiction-based Moondagger followed in 2009.

eMusic Features

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eMusic Selects: EULA

By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributor

Since 2008, we've used our eMusic Selects program to spotlight our favorite unsigned bands, releasing their albums exclusively to eMusic members and giving you a first look at bands whose music and vision inspires us. We're proud to say that bands like Best Coast, High Places, Yellow Ostrich, Julianna Barwick and others are all graduates of our Selects program. We feel just as excited about the latest members of our Selects family, EULA. This band… more »

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eMusic Selects: Deastro

By Todd Burns, Contributor

No offense to eMusic's previous Selects artists, but I get the sense that the only one of the bunch that could become a genuine pop star is one Randolph Chabot. Under the name Deastro, Chabot writes the sort of pop songs that make you swoon - and then wraps them in a hyper-colored gloss of synthesizer sturm und drang. M83 is a reference point for Keeper's, his eMusic Selects release, but it's not quite accurate:… more »