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West Coast Performer Reviews Saturna October 22, 2007

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Thanks to Bonwell Parker from West Coast Performer for reviewing Some Delicious Enemy.  Check out the whole review here: 

One can detect many influences in Saturna’s new album, Some Delicious Enemy: the songwriting style is reminiscent of Tom Petty, and the songs themselves (at least at first) have a Steppenwolf downbeat feel, with the drums and keys featured prominently in front of a distant guitar. There is a heavy psychedelic rock influence as well as an epic quality more common in the days of Pink Floyd than today. However, Saturna doesn’t simply pay homage to these bands — they take the next evolutionary step, utilizing technology that was not available to the progressive rockers of the ‘70s, mixing in some elecronica and even industrial elements to the mix. (more…)


Saturna Included in Amazing Mixtapes October 22, 2007

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Saturna has been included in a couple of blogs mixtapes recently and the company is amazing.  Check out this one from NW blog Tremelo 100 that features Saturna song Just For Thrills along with songs from other Portland bands like Swoon 23, The Upsidedown, Nordic, The Dandy Warhols, Stars Of Track And Field, The Prids, The High Violets, Charmparticles and more.


and this one from Indie Music Blog that features songs from Wintersleep, Saturna, Small Sins, Black Moth Super Rainbow and Mardeen.


Saturna Heading Into The Studio October 19, 2007

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Its been a busy summer for Saturna, playing tons of shows including Bumbershoot and MusicfestNW and now Saturna are excited to announce that they are heading back into the studio to record three new songs.  They are also debuting a couple of them live at The High Dive tonight Oct 19th.

Great reviews of Some Delicious Enemy continue to pour in.  Including this one from the Willamette Week for MusicfestNW.

Saturna’s “Roll Down” could easily be the backdrop for a Target commercial. And the more you try to repel its catchiness, the more you want to hit repeat. But don’t beat yourself up when one of this local quartet’s songs get stuck in your head. Their components—Doves’ bittersweet melodies and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s so-spacey-it’s-almost-British guitar effects—come from good places.


and another write up written in spanish here:

Hacen un rock muy actualizado: juguetones con voces, subidas y bajadas, y una batería… vaya pedazo de batería. Enérgicos pero limpios, en muchos momentos atmosféricos ya que no les hacen ascos a la ingenieria y las bases tecnos.

Para bailar, saltar, para escuchar, sin rodeos, directos, gustan o no, con tan solo una posología. Corren el peligro de ser mainstreameados. Mientras tanto, disfrutemos.

Os dejo las dos únicas muestras que tengo en este pc, en un disco que esta repleto de buenas canciones. Y eso no abunda.


More UK Reviews In For Saturna October 1, 2007

Posted by Ryan in Reviews, Saturna, Some Delicious Enemy.

Saturna is really excited about all the noise coming from the UK in regards to Some Delicious Enemy.  Culture Bunker have posted a review giving huge props to the band and their debut record.  Check out the whole review below:

A great new compatriot to the cult of shoegazing BritPop. Saturna come off as heavenly and lush as Ride on “Roll Down” and then show a more BRMC styled rock on “Pop Rocks.” Saturna are clearly influenced by the honor roll of American and British uber-cool bands whose members are never seen without sunglasses or black clothing. This is not an image-first band though, as the album art gives you zero views of the band or their world and features only some generic photos. Maybe it creates more mystery and lets the music do all the talking. Many of the songs show Saturna in a, well, saturnine mood, with slowed down tempos but some songs like the back to back “Springboard” and “Just For Thrills” threaten to create a whole different band that can play fast and still inspire and delight. It’s always good when a band has a layered dynamic and their drone-pop side is a great balance to their shoegazer side. Even better news is that Saturna are from Seattle-Portland corridor; homegrown. Saturna really is a band to keep an eye on, this debut LP sounds like a band on the way up. — Leeds 9/11