Marshmallow Coast at Flagpole

COAST ALONG: Longtime Athens musician Andy Gonzales has directed his almost 20-year project Marshmallow Coast through the distinctive lens of his multi-tentacled musical tastes. His newest album, Vangelis Rides Again, will come out May 5 on HHBTM Records. Moving away from the 1990s sound the project had for a long time, the new album also breaks entirely with the cloyingly twee kindergarten-isms that once defined the project. Twenty years is a long time, and Vangelis Rides Again is a smooth and thoughtfully moving album that nods nicely to its namesake.