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Genres Shoegazing, noise pop
Years active 1994 - 1997, 2001 to present.
Labels Wavertone, Clairecords, Sonic Syrup, Musicmine, Vinyl Junkie, BLVD
Website [1]
Members Scott Cortez, Sophie Leigh Nagelberg, Sarah Sterling
Past members Odell Nails, Melissa Arpin-Duimstra, Andrew Prinz
Notable instruments
guitar, drum machine, bass


Astrobrite is shoegazing/noise-pop supergroup project from the musician Scott Cortez (Of STAR and lovesliescrushing fame). Their sound has been compared mainly to that of My Bloody Valentine. Astrobrite began in 1994 as a solo project and in 1995 the band expanded in order to tour. Astrobrite played their last show in 1997 and went on hiatus. In 2001, Astrobrite's first album Crush was released. Alison's Halo, (Adam Cooper) mastered and mixed Crush and 8 Candy EP. Astrobrite is a shoegazing supergroup, at times incorporating members of STAR (Scott Cortez), lovesliescrushing (Scott Cortez, Melissa Arpin-Duimstra), Mahogany (Andrew Prinz), Majesty Crush (Odell Nails), Dark Red, Paik (Rob Smith), Xebec (Doug Walker), Coaltar of the Deepers (Narasaki), (Jason Baron), Airiel, New Canyons (Andrew Marrah), Gel Set (Laura Callier), and other members as well.

In April 2007 a new album Whitenoise Superstar was released, followed by One Hit Wonder in 2008. Breaking another long hiatus after 9 years, Astrobrite played several live shows in the summer of 2012, including the Part time Punks Shoegaze fest in Los Angeles.

In October 2014 Astrobrite became a 3-piece group when Sophie Leigh Nagelberg (guitar, vocals), and Sarah Sterling (drums), two members of Chicago group Videotape, joined the band.



  • Candy Swirl EP (1994) cassette
  • Cherryflavor EP (1995) cassette
  • Futuramic EP (1996) cassette
  • Smile EP (1997) cassette
  • Everything (1997) cassette
  • Sugar Blast (1999) cd-r
  • 8 Candy EP (2001) cd
  • Noriko EP (2002) download


  • Crush (2001)
  • Superdupercrush (2002; Wavertone cd-r; alternate version of Super Crush)
  • Pinkshinyultrablast (2002; Wavertone cd-r; alternate version of 2005 release)
  • Super Crush (2002)
  • Pinkshinyultrablast (2005)
  • Whitenoise Superstar (2007)
  • One Hit Wonder (2008)
  • Crush (2010; BLVD 001 vinyl reissue of first album)
  • Boombox Supernova (2011)
  • All the stars will fall (2012)


  • Slowpoke/Overdriver (1996; clear vinyl)
  • Suckerpunch/Peach fuzz (1996; blue translucent vinyl)
  • Jingle Bells (2001, digital self-released)
  • Her Beautiful Skin/My Forgotten Valentine (2011, digital self-released)
  • I Am Endless Sky (2013, digital self-released, tribute to Danny Lackey)


Vinyl Junkie Home Page (current label)

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