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|Hampton Roads\' Astropop 3 has endured the rollercoaster of being working musicians: countless lineup changes, the tease of commercial success, suffering through drama, loss and heartbreak, then getting up and doing it all over again and again. But despite the pitfalls of a merciless industry and slow growing scene, AP3 soldiers on, bringing Hampton Roads the original indie-pop music that fans have loved since 1995
Although previous lineups detoured into slightly harder indie rock, the latest incarnation of AP3 went back to their roots: well-crafted, catchy pop songs. Dan V continues to provide the backbone of the music and the band, but has made room for bassist/singer Ciesther contribute her own songwriting and additional vocals. Newer songs plus reimaginings of music from Dan's bottomless archives pave the way for stronger hooks, lush male/female harmonies, and a chance for their collective talent to shine without getting lost in noise.
Through the changes, AP3 continues to draw rave reviews:
"...it is with much anticipation that I await the band\'s next album, which the artists are recording now. I have to admit, if the band completely leaves its older sound, I would be quite disappointed. Whatever, though, these artists decide to do, short of death metal, I will listen. Villanueva is a remarkable songwriter, and however he decides to make up Astropop 3 is going to result in a heck of an album..." - Delusions of Adequacy