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The Saturna Buzz Machine March 3, 2008

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In the last couple of weeks Saturna has been getting radio airplay and press in advance of our tour with Bob Mould.  Jay Ziegler of Consequence of Sound wrote a nice article about Some Delicious Enemy and says Saturna has, “swirling shoegaze and dreamy pop textures large enough to fill a football field.

Altrok radio included Saturna song Pop Rocks in their latest Tuesday showcase along with artists like Depeche Mode, The Cure and Tones on Tail among many others.

Thanks to Thomas Bell, Saturna also made Ricks Picks on CD Hotlist, a website that recommends new releases to libraries.  Some Delicious Enemy was featured along with new albums from Hot Chip, U2, Justice and more.

And the always entertaining Jules got into the spirit, providing Pop Rocks as a soundbite  on her blog 🙂

Losing Today review Some Delicious Enemy January 3, 2008

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 Thank you to David Mansdorf of Losing Today for reviewing Saturna’s debut album Some Delicious Enemy.  He describes the record as, “Well crafted sugary pop songs laced in multiple layers of guitar effects a la The Jesus and Mary Chain.”   He also says, “Saturna have given space-pop fans a fine way to spend 44 minutes.” 

Listen to Roll Down.

http://www.losingtoday.com/reviews.php?review_id=4346

Saturna included in more Best Of 2007 lists January 2, 2008

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Saturna had a great year in 2007 and are pleased to have been included in end of year “best of” lists from San Francisco’s Bagel Radio, Speed of Dark, Milk Milk Lemonade and Galaxy FM in Mexico.

Some Delicious Enemy came in at #5 on Bagel Radio‘s Top 10 Albums of 2007 along with albums from Spoon, Radiohead, Modest Mouse and more.   Saturna single Pop Rocks also made the cut, coming in at #42 on their Best 50 Songs of 2007.

Saturna song Roll Down came in at #15 on Speed of Dark‘s Favorites of 2007 next to songs from The Shins, Elliot Smith, Amy Winehouse and more. 

Some Delicious Enemy album closer Periwinkle was included in Milk Milk Lemonade‘s Top 25 Songs of 2007 along with tracks from Adam Franklin, Trembling Blue Stars, Black Kites, and Panda Riot. Periwinkle was also included in Galaxy FM‘s Class of 2007; The Top 100 Songs of 2007.

Bagel Radio – http://bagelradio.com/blog/2007/12/best-music-of-2007.html

Speed of Dark – http://speedofdark-web.blogspot.com/2008/01/indiemoms-favorites-of-2007-part-1.html

Milk Milk Lemonade – http://milkmilk-lemonade.blogspot.com/2008/01/mml-list-2007.html

Galaxy FM – http://galaxyfm.blogspot.com/2007/12/las-mejores-cien-del-2007.html

Time Out include Saturna in Top 10 of 2007 January 1, 2008

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Saturna are pleased to have been included in Time Out Chicago‘s Top 10 Sounds of 2007.  Big thanks to music reporter James Porter who wrote that Some Delicious Enemy was “Well-done space-rock in the Silversun Pickups vein.”

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/out-and-about/?p=3473

Saturna Included in 2007 Best Of Lists December 21, 2007

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2007 is coming to a close and the blogworld is busy putting out their “best of” lists.  Saturna is pleased to have been included by Bob Mould, Indie Music Filter and more.

WORT FM in Madison, Wisconsin included Saturna song Roll Down in its John Peel Style Flashback along with songs from Arcade Fire, Spoon, New Pornographers, Grinderman, The Shins and more.

Bob Mould put together a list of the Top 10 songs from Blowoff sets and it also included Roll Down with tracks from M83, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Matthew Dear, and more.

And last but not least, Indie Music Filter included Pop Rocks along side tracks from Radiohead, Daft Punk, Panda Bear, The National, Feist, Rogue Wave and more.

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Big Takeover Review Saturna’s Some Delicious Enemy December 19, 2007

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Big thanks to Marcel Feldmar for reviewing  Some Delicious Enemy in Big Takeover #61.   He compares it to The Verve, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine, but says, “the sound is becoming strictly Saturna.” 

 Read the whole review below and get Big Takeover #61 featuring The New Pornographers, Rogue Wave, Sloan and tons more. 

“Saturna continues their journey into shoegaze space with skill and style, and most importantly, a strong sense of past, present and future.  Burning through waves of Dandy Warhols melodics and My Bloody Valentine noise, this Portland band (more…)

Blowoff Feature Saturna Songs December 16, 2007

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Saturna is excited that Blowoff has been featuring songs from their debut album, Some Delicious Enemy, during their recent DJ sets.  Blowoff, the duo of Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü & Sugar) and Richard Morel (Producer/DJ Extraordinaire) released an album last year and regularly host their legendary Blowoff parties at both the 9:30 Club in DC and the Highline in NYC.  Saturna songs Pop Rocks and Roll Down have both been featured in their DJ sets.

http://blowoff.us/blowoff9-15-07.html

http://blowoff.us/blowoffSetList9%3A8%3A07.html

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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…)

More UK Reviews In For Saturna October 1, 2007

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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

http://www.culturebunker.com/noise_q_t.html#s

Saturna Garner Rave Review From UK September 27, 2007

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Saturna are pleased that UK magazine The Plastic Ashtray have posted a rave review of Some Delicious Enemy on thier site.  Pete Stanley compares Saturna to Primal Scream, Autolux, The Warlocks and more, calling the record, “A diverse, powerful & elegant debut by a band who are quite simply brilliant.”  Check out the whole review here:

Saturna are a US based band from Portland, Oregon. This, their debut album shows everything they have offer and much more, giving you the feeling the world is really missing out on a great band. Almost unknown in the UK, this ten track LP goes through every emotion, triumphing with loud anthemic nu-shoe gaze (maybe that genre will catch on!). First track ‘Roll On’ falls somewhere between bands like Autolux & The Warlocks & makes use of some epic guitar playing last seen by England’s long lost Mansun. Their guitarist mimicking the drawn out euphoria Chad gave the Chester rockers in the mid 90’s.Second track ‘Fall’ is grinding & dirty yet the super slick shiny production gives it a poppy & appealing flavour. The Cubase style studio trickery gives this band a real edge alongside the skipping drum machine style sounds (which play simultaneously with Matt Badger’s live drums). ‘Pop Rocks’ has a Primal Scream style strut, which could even be cheeky nod to Bobby Gillespie & his mob. Grinding chords and swaggering rhythms recall Oasis in their prime or The Stones pre wrinkles. The band have a good feel with ‘Some Delicious Enemy’. There’s a real sense of attitude & style. There seems to feel like there’s a gamut of British influence on the Portland band as they stomp through glam, Shoe gaze and Britpop.

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