Astronauts, etc is a band formed by Anthony Ferraro, Toro y Moi's keyboardist. I personally really love many of their songs. For this exercise, i'm going to decompose one of my favorite songs: The Border
The Border by Astronauts, etc.
Catalogue of Attributes
Jazzy drums, Liverpool bass heavily accentuated, simple strings, piano, mystic low pitched vocals
Except for the chorus, the harmony alternates between a Gmaj7 and Fm7. 4/4 time signature. The chorus builds up from a Gmaj7 -> A6 -> C aug? (i think, its hard to tell) and then back down to a Bm -> A6 -> Gmaj7.
Mostly bass driven. Repeated riff (a very nice one btw) on Gmaj7 and Fm7 with some string down arpeggios playing around a Fm7 chord with some very subtle but exquisite variations.
4/4 time signature. The intro plays 3 bars and then jumps into actions. For any two bar segment, the first one has a snare driven beat and for the second bar, the cymbal takes the spotlight.
The 2-chord progression on everything except for the chorus is repeated and built up until some minor tension builds up. Then the chorus enters, increasing going up into a new progression. There are some piano octaves played on a 4n time. The song ends with a high pitched and added E note played by the strings, leaving us wanting more.