This Is Our Science

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This Is Our Science
Studio album by Astronautalis
Released September 13, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 38:10
Label Fake Four Inc
Astronautalis chronology
Pomegranate
(2008)Pomegranate2008
This Is Our Science
(2011)
Cut the Body Loose
(2016)Cut the Body Loose2016

This Is Our Science is the fourth studio album from alternative hip hop artist Astronautalis. It features collaborations with Tegan Quin, Isaiah Toothtaker, Doomtree members P.O.S, Sims, Cecil Otter and Lazerbeak, as well as members of Midlake and Riverboat Gamblers.

On March 3, 2011, before the album had been announced, the track "Midday Moon" was made available as a $1 download from Astro's bandcamp page.[1]

"Midday Moon" was the first track to be officially premiered from the album, released through bandcamp on March 3, 2011.

Chart performance[edit]

Despite not having any kind of marketing budget or ad-campaign for the album's release, it has gone on to become Astronautalis's most successful release so far, which he has partially credited to his existing fan base and their use of social networking sites and word of mouth to spread the news on his behalf.[2]

Due to the success of the album, it reached number 41 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart and number 43 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[2][3] This is the first time any of his albums have made it onto any Billboard chart.

Elsewhere, the album debuted at number three on the CMJ Hip Hop chart.[2]

Videos[edit]

A video for "Contrails" (feat. Tegan Quin of Tegan & Sara), the next single to be released from the album, was recently posted online by Astronautalis.[4] It has subsequently been picked up for broadcast on MTV.[5]

Spring, 2012 Astronautalis released his video for "This Is Our Science" (feat. Isaiah Toothtaker and P.O.S.). [6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The River, the Woods" 3:19
2. "This Is Our Science" (feat. Isaiah Toothtaker and P.O.S) 3:46
3. "Thomas Jefferson" (feat. Sims and Mike Wiebe) 3:31
4. "Measure the Globe" 2:59
5. "Dimitri Mendeleev" 3:37
6. "Midday Moon" 4:56
7. "Contrails" (feat. Tegan Quin) 2:58
8. "Holy Water" 2:57
9. "Secrets on Our Lips" 4:40
10. "Lift the Curse" 4:51
11. "One for the Money" 0:10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Astronautalis: Midday Moon (2011):Download". http://astronautalis.bandcamp.com/. Retrieved 2011-03-03.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "This Is Our Science Campaign (2011): Reviews". astronautalis.com,. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic Chart position (2011)". Retrieved 2011-09-21. [not in citation given]
  4. ^ "Contrails Youtube video (2011)". www.youtube.com,. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  5. ^ "MTV to broadcast Contrails (2011): Reviews". www.mtviggy.com,. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  6. ^ "This Is Our Science Youtube video (2012)". www.youtube.com,. Retrieved 2014-09-25.