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Pogo to Pop Rocks September 29, 2006

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Fil, from Vancouver BC on Pogo A Go-Go, wrote a great post today recommending the most recent Contrast Podcast featuring Saturna’s  Pop Rocks.   He describes the podcast saying, “How wonderful! Much more delish than jelly, ice cream, and cake, and waay more fun than pin-the-tail or pass-the-parcel. This is definitely a fantastic carnival of sound that you must must must visit!”  He also links to mp3s of some great 80’s synthpop songs from Depeche Mode, Siouxsie & The Banshees, and Berlin.

Check out the post here: http://pogoagogo.blogspot.com/2006/09/just-tickets.html

Speaking of Depeche Mode, check out Remixing The Angel: The £50 Note Mix.   Jeb from £50 Note, another podcast that featured Saturna this week, put together an amazing set of remixes of the hits from Playing The Angel.


From Switzerland Into Space September 28, 2006

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Chris, from Music Of The Moment, in Switzerland find Saturna gazing upwards in his post Into Space.   Chris writes, “Saturna blend various styles in their songs, starting with Space-Rock, adding a bit of Shoegaze and Dream-Pop, and just a hint of Indie-Rock. This results in a very fine mixture that is both fresh and familiar,”  adding, “They even manage to create a proper earhanger with Pop Rocks.”  Thanks Chris, we appreciate the kind words.

Music of the Moment: http://res1999.blogspot.com/

Into Space: http://res1999.blogspot.com/2006/09/into-space.html

Perfect Porridge Post Pop Rocks September 27, 2006

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Now try saying that 5 times fast! 

Saturna are pleased to have Pop Rocks featured in a post on Perfect Porridge, along side of indie darlings Art Brut, Bettie Serveert, and Cold War Kids. 

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Saturna Featured on Contrast Podcast September 26, 2006

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Tim Young from The Face of Today also puts out one of the best podcasts on the internet entitled Contrast Podcast. This edition features bands introducing themselves and their songs. Steve and Eric got together last week and recorded an introduction for Pop Rocks. They talk about what the song is about and give you a little bit of background on Saturna.   Thanks to Tim, for including us in what he calls “fourteen fabulous musicians.”

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Galaxy FM Birthday Synchronicity September 25, 2006

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Roy from Galaxy FM ® in Mexico  is the first to write us up in spanish.  He wrote a lot of nice things including an announcement that their 3rd anniversary is coinciding with my birthday on September 28th.  Its also the birthday of my friend Adam of Charmparticles fame.  Go cusp Libras!

If you speak spanish then check out what Galaxy FM ®  has to say here:


If you don’t speak spanish then use Bable Fish.

Sand Is Overrated September 24, 2006

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Thanks to Tad from Sand Is Overrated for reviewing “…All Night” calling  Saturna “quite good” and refers to Springboard, “with its spacey art-rock feel that places me in my car, night driving on a long deserted road, with the light of a million stars illuminating the darkness and the windows down inviting in the warm summer breeze…”

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Saturna Featured on £50 Note Podcast September 22, 2006

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Saturna are excited to announce that Just For Thrills has been featured on £50 Note in podcast #56 entitled For Your Consideration.  We are thrilled (no pun intended) to featured along side another great Portland band, The Upsidedown

Check out £50 Note here:http://50-pound-note.livejournal.com/ 

and the podcast here: http://50-pound-note.livejournal.com/22670.html


Saturna on a Mexican (woao) Radio September 21, 2006

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Pirate radio station Galaxy FM 94.3 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico has Saturna on its radar and is putting us into their rotation starting this Friday night.  Thanks to Roy who is following a dream I’ve had ever since watching Christian Slater in Pump Up the Volume.


Speaking of pirates, this weekend in Portland is the annual Pirate Festival at Cathedral Park underneath the St. Johns bridge.  After spending some time in Central America, earlier this year, I became completely enamored with pirates.  I always loved them of course, but after reading Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates, while lounging in the shadow of pirate hideouts in Belize, you heard little else from me besides obscure pirate facts.   If you’re heading down to the festival look for me swigging ale, squinting through my one good eye, and yelling to the bar wench for more.  Aargh!

Saturna Working With The Planetary Group September 18, 2006

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We are excited to announce that we are working with The Planetary Group.  In one of those weird synchronicities, Steve met Vicki in Seattle while hanging out with our friend Justin after the Capital Hill Block Party.  At the same time I was in Portland chatting with Dany at Planetary Group over the internet, he’d written us up in his blog Exitfare and was interested in working with us.  Isn’t it funny how everything works out.  We’re currently working with Vicki Siolos and will start working with Dany Sloan in December.  Check out the bio that Vicki wrote on the planetary webpage.


email vicki: vicki@planetarygroup.com

Hot Hot Hot September 14, 2006

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Thanks to Berkely Place who says, “Saturna is really hot!”


Podbop, a podcast, and really cool website that lists tour dates, post Pop Rocks and Blanket of Stars.