N.A.S.A. debut to feature David Byrne, Ghostface Killah, Tom Waits, Chuck D, Karen O, Kanye West, M.I.A., many more

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spaceship makerssaxophone enthusiastsThe Spirit of Apollo

Apollo folds in a hailstorm of guests into some bizarre—but undeniably awesome—groupings. Tom Waits, David Byrne, Chuck D, Seu Jorge, Lovefoxxx, Method Man, E-40, KRS-One, Karen O, Kanye West, George Clinton, The Cool Kids and Ghostface Killah constitute only a portion of the list (see all below).

This full-to-bursting barrel of featured artists comes not as a huge surprise, since both N.A.S.A. members having collaborated throughout the music world extensively in the past. Squeak E. Clean (whose brother, incidentally, has been written up in these pages a couple times) has produced tracks for Iggy Pop, Maroon 5 and the Cardigans, as well as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Show Your Bones, while DJ Zegon has traveled throughout Latin America, mixing traditional Brazilian beats with underground hip-hop.

Along with the album release, a large-scale multimedia live show is promised to be in the works, so stay tuned for details on what will assuredly be an extravaganza to rival the silly events (read: moon missions, etc.) of that forgettable other N.A.S.A.

The Spirit of Apollo tracklist:
1. "Intro"
2. “The People Tree” (feat. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab,& Z-Trip)
3. “Money” (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip)
4. “NASA Music” (feat. Method Man, E-40, & DJ Swamp)
5. “Way Down” (feat. RZA, Barbie Hatch, & John Frusciante)
6. “Hip Hop” (feat. KRS-One, Fatlip, & Slim Kid Tre)
7. "Four Rooms, Earth View"
8. “Strange Enough” (feat. Karen O, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip)
9. “Spacious Thoughts” (feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith)
10.  “Gifted” (feat. Kanye West and others TBD)
11. “A Volta” (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, & Lovefoxxx)
12. “There’s a Party” (feat. George Clinton & Chali 2na)
13. “Whachadoin?” (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold & Nick Zinner)
14. “O Pato” (feat. Kool Kojak & DJ Bãboa)
15. “Samba Soul” (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & DJ Qbert)
16. “The Mayor” (feat. The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, DJ AM & Scarface)
17. “N.A.S.A. Anthem”

Related links:
Squeak E. Clean on MySpace
DJ Zegon on MySpace
N.A.S.A. on MySpace

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