N.A.S.A. is an ongoing creative collaboration between two lifelong music aficionados, Squeak E. Clean ad DJ Zegon, and their friends, friends of friends and musical heroes. While N.A.S.A. stands for North America/South America and contains a number of superstar artists from both coasts of the US, it is about as far from a tension-building geographical showdown as a record can get. Rather, their Anti debut The Spirit of Apollo (due out 2/17) was born with the righteous goal of bringing people together through music and art, and that is exactly what masterminds Sam Spiegel (Squeak E. Clean) and Ze Gonzales (DJ Zegon) have done.
The video for "Money" was directed by Syd Garon and Paul Griswold of Fusion Digital Productions and features David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, and Z-Trip, with artwork from none other than Shepard Fairey. According to MG Fest, the song and video are both loosely based on the Bible verse, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil", and focuses on the devastation and destruction that can be brought on by unbridled greed and the pursuit of money at all costs. Pretty creative and amazing video if you ask me.
Our friends over at Consequence of Sound say they will be at this year's SXSW. We are definitely expecting big things from N.A.S.A! I'm sure we'll be writing more about them in the near future.