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Saturna In Search Of Arcadia January 31, 2007

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Thanks to Patch from In Search of Arcadia for checking out Saturna. He writes, “Pop Rocks is an amalgamation of Oasis with bits of the Stone Roses thrown in for good measure.”  Patch elaborates saying Saturna has an amazing sound and has a bright future ahead.  Thanks Patch!
Check it out here: http://insearchofarcadia.blogspot.com/2007/01/best-days-of-my-life.html

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Blog Critics Compare Saturna to Pink Floyd January 26, 2007

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 Thanks to Marty Dodge from Blog Critics Magazine for writing about Saturna’s “…All Night” EP.  He says a bunch of nice things and talks about how Saturna has, “Joy Division posturing, and even hints of Pink Floyd.”  He also says Saturna has “Qualities that require repeated listens and appreciations.”

Read his whole review here: http://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/01/26/081210.php

Saturna’s Pop Rocks #3 on The Point 99.1 FM January 22, 2007

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Saturna are pleased to announce that Pop Rocks debuted at #3  on KQCX The Point 99.1 FM in Phoenix, AZ.   The Point claims to be “Bringing Back To Radio what The Big Corporate Stations Took Away! The Real Alternative in The Southeast Valley.”  Viva La Punta! Check out their website and their Top 100 .

A couple of other internet radio stations have added Saturna songs to their playlists including Joy of Sound and Iktonia.  Joy of Sound is from Kansas City, MO and has great taste.  Check out Joy of Sound on myspace.  Ikhtonia is the radio station of the Ikhtonie website from France which also includes the blog  So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away which featured Saturna on one of their podcasts last year.

Saturna are Heard not Scene January 22, 2007

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Thanks to the Dance Hall Hips blog for “taking a liking to” and posting Saturna tracks Springboard and Blanket of Stars along with other tracks from Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah!, Nick Shelton and Jensen Spartog.  

Check out the Dance Hall Hips here: http://iknowmusic.blogspot.com/2007/01/e-mail-boxgrab-bag-heres-selection-of.html

Circles of Concrete around Saturna January 19, 2007

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Thanks to Andy in Virginia for writing about Saturna on his blog Circles of Concrete.  He writes that he’s taking a listen to Saturna and really liking what he’s hearing.   He also posted mp3s of Pop Rocks and Chasing The Unpredictable.

Check out his blog and the whole post here:  http://concretecircles.blogspot.com/2007/01/taking-listen-to-saturna.html

More Radio Adds For Saturna January 17, 2007

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Terrestrial and internet stations are continuing to add Saturna songs to their playlists.  KQCX The Point 99.1 FM in the Phoenix, AZ area added Pop Rocks and it immediately charted in their Top 25

Check out KQCX’s Top 25 here: http://www.kqcx.com/top25.php 

Internet radio stations Insomnia Radio, Left of the Dial and Atomic Wedgie have all added Saturna songs to their rotation as well.  Both Left of the Dial, from Portland, OR and Atomic Wedgie from Boston, MA are Live365 stations that play a ton of great music.  Insomnia Radio hails from central California, but has DJs that span the globe and play music from just as many varied locals.  Enjoy the music and thanks for requesting Saturna songs.

Insomnia Radio: http://insomniaradio.net/ 

Left of the Dial: http://homepage.mac.com/sallayb/LOTD/home.html

Atomic Wedgie: http://www.live365.com/stations/atomicwedgie

Saturna at the Rob Dickinson Show January 16, 2007

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Last night a bunch of us went and saw former Catherine Wheel singer Rob Dickinson at the Doug Fir in Portland, OR.  Wow, what an amazing voice.  I have to say, Catherine Wheel is one of those bands that if you got a chance to see them live, and I saw every tour they did, that can convey immense emotion. 

I remember seeing them play Eat My Dust You Insensitive Fuck in Seattle at the Paramount and tearing up at Rob’s beautiful voice.  Last night he just played with his acoustic guitar and nothing else.  It was so insanely beautiful to hear him sing without anything else clouding it.  The acoustic was nice accompaniment, but you could hear him so clearly that every nuance of his voice was present, even the endearing occasional fuck up. 

He started off with Heal and immediately drew us all in.  The place was silent.  He then played a few new songs from his solo record including My Name is Love and Oceans.  After that he played I Want To Touch You  in a different way that was hardly recognizable, but interesting.  He also played Delicious, Crank and ended with Black Metallic.  We got him back out for a short encore of Future Boy

If you have a chance to see him on this tour get out there for an experience you won’t quickly forget.  Rob was an engaging performer and  hung around afterwards to talk to people and sign autographs.  I got my Chrome CD signed.  yay!

Saturna Interviewed in UK January 15, 2007

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 You might remember that Saturna was the Artist of the Month in December on UK’s indie music website Skidmark.  Well, last week Mark and I had a chance to sit down for an in-depth interview, with the help of gmail chat.  Mark and I talked about a bunch of really interesting topics including how emerging technology is working for indie bands and the common person, what Saturna is up to in the next few months and some back story on how we all met and got together musically.  Thanks a ton to Mark for putting this all together.  And Mark, we seriously will come to your neck of the woods in England to play a show.  We love playing shows in small towns (or even villages)!

Check out the interview here: http://www.skidmark.org/Interviews/Jan2007/080107_Saturna.htm

Internet Radio Exploits Saturna January 13, 2007

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Saturna is pleased that songs from their “…All Night” EP continue to be added to internet radio stations.   Most recently Bagua Radio and Arsonist Radio  added Pop Rocks and Blue Heaven added Springboard to their playlists. 

Bagua Radio is a station run by Nic Winder.  Check out what he has to say about Saturna here.  He also informed me that he is looking for more indie artists for an all indie band radio show.  If you know of bands that might be interested let Nic know at nicwinder@baguaradio.com 

Check out Bagua Radio here: http://www.baguaradio.com

On Thursdays at 8pm (cst), Arsonist Radio features a crazy show apropriately called Group Therapy.  Thank you to them for playing Pop Rocks this week

Check out Arsonist Radio here:  http://www.arsonistradio.com

Blue Heaven is a station that offers rock and blues with a “Key West” flavor.  Imagine listening to Saturna tunes, kicking back in a hammock with your sunglasses on and nothing else.   

Check out Blue Heaven here: http://www.blueheaveninternetradio.com/ 

Saturna on Radio to the Xtreme January 12, 2007

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 Saturna is excited to announce that four songs from the “…All Night” EP have been added to the rotation on internet radio station, XTSL “Radio to the Xtreme”.  XTSL is also a radio station in Second Life.  If you are not aware of Second Life, you probably shouldn’t wait to blow your mind.  While Saturna are not yet on Second Life, you will find a bunch of other artists including Duran Duran and Susanne Vega.  Check out XTSL and on the homepage there’s a place for you to request Saturna songs to see if we can chart on this station too.

XTSL: http://www.xtslradio.com

Second Life: http://www.secondlife.com