|Waving At The Astronauts|
|Studio album by Lifeguards|
|Genre||Alternative rock, Indie, Lo-fi|
|Label||Serious Business Records|
Waving At The Astronauts is an album by Lifeguards, a side project of Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard, released in 2011.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at 33 1⁄3 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.
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All songs written by Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard
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