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Saturna Bumbershoot Interviews September 20, 2007

Posted by Ryan in Bumbershoot, Saturna.
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Saturna at Bumbershoot 2007 

Saturna had an amazing experience at Bumbershoot 2007.  We played a rousing set with Schoolyard Heroes, Floater and Norma Jean and were so thrilled to feed off the energy of all the kids that showed up.  Since we were the first band to play we didn’t know if anyone would be there, but as soon as they opened the doors, the kids flooded in, pushed themselves up against the railing and jockeyed for position.  It was one of those bizarre and surreal experiences that sometimes happen when you have no expectations and you just feed into it and roll with it.  We played a rousing set and met tons of people afterwards.  Later, sitting back stage after the show, watching our stage manager playing World of Warcraft on his laptop, listening to Ryann from Schoolyard Heroes warm up her voice with hoots and trills and noticing that the rocker dude a few feet away really was Duff McKagen strolling around and laughing about something with the guys from Norma Jean.

Afterwards we did some interviews and they turned out really great.  Quinn from Ourstage tried to sneek us into the space needle to no avail so we ended up going around and around on the ferris wheel until we finished our interview.  Check it out here where we discuss our songs and our show: 

http://ejblog.ourstage.com/2007/09/13/saturna-bumbershoot/

Rachel from Three Imaginary Girls, our online favorite from Seattle, did a fun interview with us where we talk about our crazy summer adventures and our future plans.

Rachel also posted a pre-Bumbershoot interview on KEXP‘s website where we reminisce about our favorite Bumbershoot’s past and wax longingly for the Fergie show.

Here is the interview in its entirety:

As we’re all undoubtedly excited for this year’s Bumbershoot, chock full of local bands, great indie films, and tons of greasy fest food, what are the local bands themselves looking forward to? How has their summers treated them? And which of the overly pop headliners would they suffer through? (I’ll give you a hint: the one with the most “humps”.)

To indulge me with their Bumber-opinions, I gathered together quite a list of local rockers, including members of Saturna, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Mono in VCF, Seaweed, Das Llamas, Shake Some Action, Fleet Foxes, and Sneaky Thieves.

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Saturna Set To Play Bumbershoot August 31, 2007

Posted by Ryan in Bumbershoot, Podcasts, Radio, Saturna.
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 Saturna are very excited to be playing Bumbershoot this weekend with a ton of amazing acts like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Shins, The Blakes, School Yard Heroes, The Lashes and so many more.  We’re going on at 2pm on Monday in the Exhibition Hall, so see you there.

 Saturna has also been recieving tons of love from radio and the internet.  KEXP, KUFO and other local NW stations along with internet radio stations Altrok and Shoegaze Radio Live and Sirius Radio shows have been playing Saturna songs.

Saturna is also pleased to be included in recent podcasts and music mixes.  Fidel’s Diary includes Saturna song Roll Down along with tracks from Datarock, Spoon and Robbers On High Street.  Instrumental Analysis included Roll Down along with songs from Blonde Redhead, Kasabian, and Kings Of Leon.  And last but not least Sound The Siren Magazine included Roll Down with songs from Editors, Interpol, Stars and White Stripes. 

See you at Bumbershoot in Seattle and next weekend in Portland at MusicfestNW!

Saturna Invited To Play Bumbershoot August 2, 2007

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Saturna is extremely happy to have been invited to play this year’s Bumbershoot festival in Seattle along with tons of amazing artists like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Kings Of Leon, Tokyo Police Club, Stars Of Track And Field, Viva Voce, The Shins and so many more.  Stay tuned for more information…