It’s regrettably been some time since we’ve gotten really into a brand new shoegaze or dream pop act. As easy as it is for that style of music to really hit hard emotionally, it seems that too many of the newer players in the wall-of-sound game are just out there to kick the fuzz box or create psychedelic jam sessions that last far too long. Enter Astronauts, Etc., a classically trained pianist out of Berkeley, California, along with his fully analog shoegaze jam “You Can Yell”. Not since the days of debut albums by Amusement Parks on Fire, God Is an Astronaut, and Rumskib have we been so taken with the soaringly sad sound of shoagaze guitar noise. The unofficial single from a loose collection entitled Supermelodic Pulp, the echo effect on Anthony Ferraro’s lead guitar in “You Can Yell” goes a long way in creating that epically triumphant vibe, and the harmonization of the rhythm guitar really lays the sentimentalism on thick. The bass guitar and deep piano percussion during the verses gets stepped all over by weeping vocals, which then give way to plaintive ooh’s and aah’s during the climactic interludes. Do tha right thing, and grab the MP3 download of “You Can Yell”, an emotional shoegaze tune by Astronauts, Etc. Afterwards, spend sometime checking out Supermelodic Pulp. It’s only $5 at his Bandcamp, and the artwork was reportedly done by Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi).