Astronauts, Etc: Rocket Man (Ft. Toro y Moi)
Taking liberties with a classic such as Elton John's "Rocket Man" would present astronomical standards for any simple man, but Anthony Ferraro (aka Astronauts, Etc.) has managed to launch the tune into a distant funky nebula. Teaming with long-time collaborator and tour mate Toro y Moi, the duo slow the jam to a steady drift and let a plucked bass line guide us through the night. Ferraro serves a wispy falsetto before stepping back for a synth solo that slips and slides in a spritely manner.