Man Or Astro-Man? haven’t been heard from for quite awhile (12 years, to be exact) but fans of the sci-fi surf rock group don’t have to worry anymore. It turns out they were just in space this whole time!

Defcon 5…4…3…2…1 is an album with plenty of references to not only space travel and exploration but also the inevitable risk of danger and disaster that comes with it. “Communication Breakdown Part II” is (apparently) the second instance where the Astro-Men are confronted with radio failure and this time it comes packaged with some sludgy guitars (and one of the band’s somewhat rare vocal appearances) that really amplify the dire urgency of their situation. Of course, if these space travelers are even half as good at piloting a ship as they are at playing music, I think in the end they’ll be just fine.