Call it Chamber Pop, Baroque Rock, Orchestral Rock (as
many have) or whatever, but the characteristics are thoughtfully
introspective lyrics, naturalistic vocals, sumptuous melodies and
arrangements featuring string sections, brass and exotic coloration from
resonant acoustic instruments.
Typically, a musician's choice of touring partners says much about him or her. Exhibit A: Astronautalis. The Virginia-born, Seattle-via-Minneapolis rapper, born
Andy Bothwell, has shared bills with Tegan and Sara, k-os, Flobots,
Bleubird, Sims and Busdriver.