Cosmonauts is a band that has quickly gained regional notoriety for their lurid storytelling through unrestrained emotion, complex lyricism, and their use of innovative song structures. Not only do their lyrics paint macabre pictures, but the instrumentation captures you like the threading of a needle, weaving its way into a wall of sound. With the group's new release, "THE DEMISE OF DANIEL RAINCOURT," their already enigmatic sound becomes a genre all its own.
Cosmonauts is comprised of Joe Mansman, Bill Hunsinger, Sheldon Reeves, James White, and Garrett Bean.
Their musical catalogue tells the interlacing stories of Daniel Raincourt and Emily Malone, former orphans from the same boarding house. Their childhood friendship becomes separated when Daniel gets adopted by a caring family and Emily is left to grow up alone and loved only by her Psychiatrist who rapes her until she commits suicide during her teen years. As time goes by, Emily fades from Daniel's memories.
Daniel, now a timid husband, is struggling to accept a separation from his adulterous wife Ashley. Her illicit lover is Daniel's brother-in-law, husband to his sister Allison. When Allison leaves William, she seeks comfort in her brother's arms but on her way to Daniel she dies in a horrible car accident. Blaming himself, Daniel slips into a downward spiral. In his manic depressive state Emily's memory manifests herself to him triggering a catastrophic series of events and giving Daniel a second chance to make everything right.