Asta Rangu – Too-Zooma, 13th Floor’s New Song of the Day

Asta Rangu release their latest single and video, Too-Zooma. Today’s song of the day is the first single from the band’s forthcoming debut album Entertainment.

Today’s song and video of the dayAsta Rangu, Too-Zooma, comes to you from Ōtepoti noise-pop quartet Asta Rangu, read all about it in the record company blurb:

Songwriter Richard Ley-Hamilton (Males) guides Asta Rangu in a direction which reflects more accurately the tone of his sombre, pensive and astute lyrics.

Propulsive and jangly, Too-Zooma’s lilting melodies are paired with dreamy synths and jarring guitars as the track traverses in and out of chaos. Written in London, the song reimagines the underground on a bizarrely stormy summer’s day, with dramatic skies giving way to the hollow calm and detachment of the transiting crowd.

Too Zooma is the first single from the band’s forthcoming debut album Entertainment. Recorded by gifted engineer and producer De Stevens (Marlin’s Dreaming) at Otago University’s Te Korokoro o te Tūī and trace / untrace records HQ in North East Valley. Asta Rangu’s debut album Entertainment is set for release in mid-2022, with Too-Zooma the first of three singles to be teased in the coming months.

Entertainment emerges from a love of eclecticism, with noise rock, synth pop, and psychedelia threaded together by field recordings. The intricate arrangements set the mood for Ley-Hamilton’s lyrics, contemplative and often surreal, exploring values, connection, progress, and escapism.

Astu Rangu

Asta Rangu is marking the release of Too-Zooma with a tour of New Zealand’s main centres, with Dunedin space-doom collective Space Bats, Attack! who are celebrating the release of the sophomore record ‘Oort’, released in August 2021.
The tour party are currently considering their options with regard to NZ’s move to ‘Red’ in the traffic light system, however, at this stage, the plan is to proceed.

With newfound energy and confidence, Asta Rangu burst onto the scene in 2020 with a debut run of sell out shows in support of The Chills, The BethsMarlin’s Dreaming, and Ha the Unclear. In January 2021, Asta Rangu released their first single in four years, I Dream, followed by a spot at Welcome to Nowhere Festival and a 7-date tour of New Zealand. Asta Rangu released a follow-up single Nico in June 2021. Too-Zooma is the first single from the band’s debut album Entertainment, pencilled for release mid-2022.