AOA Lead 'March Against Monsanto' With New Single and Music Video, 'Paradise' (ft. Deploi)

Top Quote US based alt­ pop/ trip hop collective AOA (Astronauts Of Antiquity) debut their single 'Paradise' from their upcoming EP Beyond The Maze. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) June 15, 2016 - "Astronauts of Antiquity superbly deliver. Exquisite vocals and compelling grooves… always rocks the house!" -Time Out London

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    The single's recent release date coincided with the March Against Monsanto phenomenon, taking place in major cities worldwide. AOA, along with other artists such as Neil Young, are at the forefront of the March against Monsanto. The track was mixed by Martin Cooke (Muse, Death Cab For Cutie, Flying Lotus) and was mastered by Ian Sefchick from Capitol Records.

    AOA's debut single has already received a considerable buzz. 'Paradise' was recently featured in the Huffington Post highlighting the band's conscious musical efforts towards the harmful effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The single also debuted on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts at #36, climbed to #22 and continues to raise its chart position.

    At the heart of 'Paradise' is Los Angeles based rapper and spoken word artist, Deploi. Deploi's expansive lyrics are delivered with urgency in matters concerning Monsanto, referencing George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' and the obesity epidemic in the West. Tying in with the core message of 'Paradise', AOA's vocalist India (Best Female Vocalist Detroit Music Awards) offers a distinctly swaggering vocal style with intriguing melodies that are hard to ignore. B. Rhyan (Bernie Worrell) throws dark and haunting guitar riffs over Ivica's (Sony-Epic) arrangement of electronic soundscapes, sending tension and atmosphere throughout the track. 'Paradise'highlights the many issues with Monsanto's genetically modified food that has been stated to cause health and environmental problems in scientific studies.

    The discussion around Monsanto is a lively one; GMOs remain a hot topic of debate for people everywhere. The March Against Monsanto movement continues to grow and has now garnered over a million followers on Facebook. AOA recently released their accompanying music video for 'Paradise', a satirical take on the dangers of corporate dominance. Aside from their quirky magnetism and bohemian charm; AOA offers clear, strong messages that are laced with a mesmerizing song craft. AOA's efforts have gained attention from the likes of Rick Rubin and Jeannie Hopper.

    'Paradise' sets the pace for a prolific array of upcoming releases from the talented group. Watch out for AOA as they catapult onto the world stage

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