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Sunday, September 24, 2006

saturna

i had a nice surprise in my inbox the other week when i received an invitation from ryan carrol to check out the music of his new band from the pacific northwest, called saturna. of course i am always up for hearing new music, especially when they cite influences like the jesus and mary chain, silversun pickups, and the dandy warhols. and i was quite pleasantly surprised to find that these guys are quite good. i especially like the first song, "springboard", with its spacey art-rock feel that places me in my car, night driving on a long deserted road, with the light of a million stars illuminating the darkness and the windows down inviting in the warm summer breeze... to that list of influences i would add the smashing pumpkins, as the catchy bass hook, lighter-than-air guitar, and stuttering drums remind me of one of my very favorite pumpkins songs, "set the ray to jerry". well done. very well done.

saturna : "springboard" (mp3)
from the ep ...all night (nexus underground, 2006)

the smashing pumpkins : "set the ray to jerry" (mp3)
from the box set the aeroplane flies high (virgin records, 1996)

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