People Are Beautiful

Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country: “People Are Beautiful”

Steve Miller Band. Jamiroquai. Kacey Musgraves. They’ve all written songs called “Space Cowboy”. And considering the continued popularity of those tunes, it’s safe to say that “space cowboy” is no longer a derogatory term for a shameless stoner. No, it’s something musicians want to wear on their sleeve. Which brings us to Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country.

Garrett T. Capps has been going strong since 2016 and only recently enlisted NASA Country as his backing band. And although “Houston” might’ve been the historic first word transmitted back to Earth from the moon, NASA Country has no plans of relocating their musical mission control center from San Antonio. These unapologetic psychonauts are set to launch their mind-bending style of cosmic country on October 21st with their group debut, People Are Beautiful. This eight-track constellation bridges the brightest bits of retro-synth, jangly two-step, swamp blues, and NASA Country’s beloved “krautrock fiesta” sound. In true celestial fashion, People Are Beautiful‘s two lead singles are the LP’s bookends, the album opener and closer, like the meeting of Elder Bowman and Starchild at the climax of 2001: A Space Odyssey. No shame in starting at the end, right? So lift off with People Are Beautiful‘s title track in T-minus 5…4…3…2…