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CMJ Reports on Saturna & Weathered Underground June 29, 2007

Posted by Ryan in Radio, Saturna, Some Delicious Enemy, SXSW, Weathered Underground.
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Saturna are pleased to make the news on the CMJ website this morning.  CMJ reported on the film Weathered Underground, by Choose Interactive, that allows viewers to control the characters in the movie by choosing what decisions to make.  Its much like one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books we loved to read as children.  CMJ also reported that Saturna, The Lashes and The Blakes all participated in the movie and on the soundtrack. 

 This was a great project that we loved being a part of and were especially excited about the showcases at SXSW that we all played a part of.

 Speaking of CMJ, Saturna is so excited to have cracked the CMJ Top 200 with the release of Some Delicious Enemy and to be getting so much support from the music community.

Check out the article here: http://prod1.cmj.com/articles/display_article.php?id=41547287

Just for fun, here’s one of the posters from the SXSW 2007  shows…



SXSW Flashback – Saturna June 1, 2007

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Thanks to photographer John Pessina from Austin, Texas for snapping and posting some great shots of Saturna on Flckr. Check out in his SXSW 2007 photo set where he displays photos from the Saturna show and other artists including The Pipettes, Mew, The Comas, The High Dials, The Dears, The Moog and more.


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We also want to thank Vicki Siolos, who got some great picks of our show the next day. Her photo set is also entitled SXSW 2007. Check them out here:


Saturna, SXSW & Scallywags March 26, 2007

Posted by Ryan in Radio, Saturna, Some Delicious Enemy, SXSW.
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Saturna has a lot going on right now with the preparation for the release of Some Delicious Enemy, their debut full length CD, and upcoming summer tour.  A lot of other things have been happening as well. 

Saturna is pleased to announce that The Wichita City Paper is playing Just For Thrills on Scallywag Radio, their online radio station. 

Choose Interactive, the company that produced The Weathered Underground, had some kind words to say about our performances at SXSW.   Dany from Exitfare also mentioned he checked us out at SXSW.

And last but not least Bibe and Eurdi included Pop Rocks in their 10 mp3s post with other songs from Devendra Banhart, Lily Allen and The Rolling Stones.

 More exciting news coming soon . . .

Saturna SXSW Recap March 22, 2007

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Wow, SXSW is insane! You might be wondering why we didn’t write anything about it over the last few days and honestly, its because SXSW kicked our ass.  It was our first time playing SXSW and we didn’t really know what to expect, but now we’re hooked.  We met so many amazing people, saw tons of great bands and had the time of our lives.  We also got to hang out with a bunch of our friends that we didn’t know would be there.  We played both Friday and Saturday nights and shared the stage with The Lashes, Schoolyard Heroes, The Blakes, Rocket, Sirens Sister, and Aaron Mannino.  Both nights we played a showcase for the movie The Weathered Underground, which placed Saturna songs in both the film and on the soundtrack.  They also filmed our live show and will put some videos up for us on their site in the next couple of weeks, so you can check out the show too.  We got to see a few other bands like The Black Angels, Kings of Leon and more.

So, I could go on an on about SXSW and I actually did, so check out our myspace blog if you want to read the blow by blow account of our adventures.

Here’s a picture that kind of tells it all.  Thanks Dead Girl!

Saturna bring back Dead Girl to life

Saturna SXSW Party Details March 12, 2007

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Saturna are excited to be playing in Austin, TX this weekend.  Friday we go on at 7:25pm and Saturday we play at 8:15pm.   Check us out a special screening of Weathered Underground and some amazing bands including The Lashes, The Blakes, Sirens Sister, Schoolyard Heroes, Rocket, Aaron Mannino & more.  

We also got some special St. Patricks Day Saturna shirts made.  See you there.


Saturna, MTV, SXSW, and One Old Green Bus February 28, 2007

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 Saturna are pleased to report that their song Chasing The Unpredictable was featured in Bam’s Unholy Union episode 4 entitled Off With Her Shirt.  The Saturna song starts off the scene where Missy gets a call from Playboy asking Bam to do a shoot of her for a spread in their magazine.  This is the second time that MTV has used Saturna songs during Bam’s show that chronicles his engagement and wedding.  The Saturna song Springboard was used in the first scenes of Unholy Union Episode 1.   MTV also recently posted an artist page for Saturna

Saturna are very excited to be heading to Austin, TX.  Sound on the Sound from Seattle reported the upcoming SXSW parties and tell us that KEXP will broadcasting live from SXSW.  They also say they are excited to see The Lashes, one of the bands Saturna will be playing with at Copa on Friday, March 16th. 

Dusk Diary calls Saturna “completely different” and “well worth a feature.”  They compare Saturna to The Jesus and Mary Chain, Love and Rockets and even KISS!.


 And in a strange and wonderful mention, the One Old Green Bus blog mentioned they were surfing for New Wave bands and found Saturna.  One Old Green Bus is an interesting blog, written by a couple from Toronto, who are trying to get enough donations to be able to buy the bus of their dreams.  They mentioned that they were suffering from the winter blues.  We understand.  It’s been raining in Portland for weeks too… 

Saturna on MTV: http://www.mtv.com/#k Diar/music/artist/saturna/albums.jhtml?albumId=1315188

Sound on the Sound: http://www.soundonthesound.com/?p=557

Dusk Diary: http://jcalcagno1.duskdiary.com/blog/2007/02/20/saturna/

One Old Green Bus: http://doubledeckerbuses.org/blog/index.php/2007/02/27/checking_out_new_wave_artists

SXSW, Here Comes Saturna! February 21, 2007

Posted by Ryan in Saturna, SXSW, Weathered Underground.
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Saturna is pleased to announce that we will be crashing the unofficial party scene at SXSW.  Saturna will be playing shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.  Friday and Saturday nights we will be supporting the film Weathered Underground at Copa.  Over the two nights we will be joined by none other than The Lashes, Schoolyard Heroes, The Blakes, Rocket, Sirens Sister and other bands featured in the film.

Weathered Underground is a amazing new movie that is similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure books that you’d read as a kid.  It has hundreds of options and multiple endings.  Check out the trailer:

Saturna To Play Show With The Moog from Hungary February 7, 2007

Posted by Ryan in Saturna, SXSW.
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Saturna are excited to announce that they are playing a show with Hungary’s The Moog along with Captain Incognito in Seattle, WA on March 3rd.  The show will be an early show at The Comet and will be starting at 6pm.  This will be one of the few shows The Moog are doing on their way to SXSW where they will be playing a showcase for their new American lable MuSick.  Check out their review on SPIN.com for a mp3 you can download.

Check out The Moog on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/moogband

and Captain Incognito here: http://www.myspace.com/captainincognito

The SPIN.com review of The Moog is here: http://www.spin.com/mp3/2007/01/070129_themoog/