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Bob Mould names Saturna as recent favorite May 22, 2008

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Saturna is excited that Straight Magazine reports that one of their hero’s, Bob Mould named them as one of his recent favorite bands and ask them to open for him on his upcoming tour.

Easily Fooled, a blog from San Francisco reviewed the show that Saturna opened for Bob Mould at The Great American Music Hall saying, “Saturna opened the show, and they sounded really good, both poppy and rock–and I don’t mean emo! Their guitarist, especially, produced some wonderful tones. One song took me right back to Killing Joke, the Chameleons, Echo and the Bunnymen and that guitar sound I love so much. Another, with its huge wall of heavy but melodic guitar, may not have existed at all were it not for likes of Bob and other musical pioneers. They paid the obligatory homage to Bob, but I get the feeling that they really meant it.”

Glad you enjoyed it Brad and you’re welcome Rone!


Saturna Tour with Bob Mould April 11, 2008

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Saturna at The Great American Music Hall (photo by Pneyu) Saturna open for Bob Mould at Neumos in Seattle Saturna play Richards in Vancouver BC

Saturna have just returned from a west coast tour with Bob Mould and have had the time of our lives. We hit San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver BC and thanks to Bob played amazing venues to sold out crowds. We made tons of new friends and fans, sold a slew of CDs and had a complete blast. Bob and everyone in his band and crew were the nicest most professional people we’ve met in the industry. We want to thank them for everything that they did to make this tour the best it could be.

Bob Mould & Saturna on the marquee at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco Saturna at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco (photo by Curtis Finger) Eric Block of Saturna tweaking with his pedals (photo by Curtis Finger)

We also want to thank all our old and new friends for coming out and seeing the shows. It was so great to have everyone’s support and to see your faces in the crowd. Thanks for the pictures and video you took as well. We are still sifting through everything and its going to take a while to get it all up in the Internet because there is so much, but that’s a good thing. (more…)

After Hours with Saturna on Tunecore March 10, 2008

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Saturna are pleased to have been included in the March Mix from the After Hours blog along with R.E.M., Lightspeed Champion, and M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s new project She & Him.  They also announced Saturna’s upcoming tour with Bob Mould and stated that Saturna, “Brings a deliciously dirty rock with a touch of a rhythmic psychedelia.  Often compared with Jesus and Mary Chain and Lush,” and “is starting to get that all important and well-deserved buzz.”

Big thanks to Kyra Reed, on the Tunecore blog for using Saturna as an example of the right way for a band to utilize their blog.  We appreciate the kind words and recommend that if you’re a band interested in more information on new media and marketing that you check out KyraReed.com and Tunecore.

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 🙂

Saturna Ready For Tour with Bob Mould February 28, 2008

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Saturna are excitedly getting ready for tour in support of Bob Mould and wanted to thank a bunch of people on the web for the buzz they’ve help create.

Big thanks to OurStage.com who earlier this week featured Saturna as Rock Artist of the Day. They also included Saturna in their recent press release on the Business Wire, where they discussed Saturna’s performance at last year’s Bumbershoot festival.

The Plastic Ashtray from England also featured Saturna this week. This is what writer Pete Stanley had to say, “We described Saturna’s debut album as “diverse, powerful & elegant debut by a band who are quite simply brilliant”, and we weren’t wrong (honest!). As the band get their heads around going from obscure to US tour alongside Hüsker Dü legend Bob Mould, we ask you…. why aren’t these guys your new favourite band?” – Thanks Pete

And last but not least, thanks to Indie Mom from Speed of Dark also gave our show at the El Rey, LA a shout out. We’ll see you in LA!