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LAist Interview: Astra Heights

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There is a song called "The March" in Astra Heights' infectious debut album, Good Problems, that is so insanely catchy that you can't help but wonder why radio stations don't play songs like it any more, and you would also think that a record company would have no problem hawking the song. But I suppose it speaks volumes of the current woeful state of the record business that Astra Heights was dropped by its label a day after Good Problems was released on iTunes.

This setback, though, isn't slowing down the boys of Astra Heights, consisting of the Morales brothers--Mark, Joshua, James, and Timothy--and an honorary brother in lead guitarist, Bernard Yin. They are marching ahead. They were set to headline a show at the Silverlake Lounge tonight with the May Fire and Ana Egge opening, but due to lead singer Mark Morales's bout with the flu, they had to cancel. Still, they have a few gigs scheduled in the city, including a party at Swinghouse Studios in Hollywood on May 3. The Morales brothers sat down over the weekend and discussed life as a band of brothers, the experience of playing South by Southwest, the band's future, and the not-so-impossible act of walking in LA.