Saturna | Some Delicious Enemy

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Some Delicious Enemy

by Saturna

An indie rock band that plays fuzzy, dirty, driving, psychedelic bliss pop.
Genre: Rock: Shoegaze
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1. Roll Down
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2. Fall
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3. Pop Rocks
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4. Blanket Of Stars
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5. Much More
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6. Springboard
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7. Just For Thrills
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8. Leader Of The Western Stars
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9. Chasing The Unpredictable
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Well into the twenty-first century, the Pacific Northwestern area still produces some of the best music in the country. The early alternative rock movement in the very early 1990s jammed the region’s first stake into the soil, claiming the sister cities of Seattle and Portland as fertile grounds for new music. Stepping forward with a fresh foot is Saturna, a four-piece that was founded in Portland but now divides its residence between Oregon and Seattle. The debut LP, Some Delicious Enemy, takes the atmospheric beauty of their first EP, ...All Night, to the next level. In Portland, the legendary Tony Lash (Dandy Warhols, Stars of Track and Field, Elliott Smith) mixed “Pop Rocks,” making Saturna’s first radio track from last year’s …All Night a new demon, with a cleaner sound that expands every band member’s talent to fill every inch of sonic space. Back in Seattle, Brin Addison (Smashing Pumpkins, Chris Cornell) mixed the capacious "Much More" and electro-rocker "Fall."

Basement production and multi-instrumentalists may appear often in modern indie rock bands, but Saturna contains years of roadie, tech, and engineering experience, as well as music journalism and computer programming – important perspectives not often found from under the stage lights. With Eric Block on lead guitar, Ryan Carroll lends bass and guitar along with his ethereal vocals. Though Steve-O had a heavy hand in their EP’s production, many more names have taken part in the production of Some Delicious Enemy. Steve’s cuts still provides a variety of the band’s instrumentation, and his style fits well with Saturna’s newest member – drummer Matt Badger. The youngest in the now-quartet, his love for songwriting that’s less predictable – “songs that gave you the feeling that the artist toiled and agonized over how the final product would represent their ideas” – was the missing puzzle piece. Now complete, Saturna’s sound has the fullness its past efforts have always implied.

With their last EP, Saturna received endless praise on an international level. Featured on a whole slew of podcasts and blogs, their music appeared on MTV’s Bam’s Unholy Union, played on KEXP, and can be found on the Weathered Underground soundtrack – an interactive film that features some of the best underground talent, including The Blakes, Sirens Sister, and The Lashes. The epic “Roll Down” opens Some Delicious Enemy, leading into the whirlwind of “Fall” before launching into “Pop Rocks” within the first 15 minutes of the record. Spanning across 45 short-but-sweet minutes, Saturna refreshes the meaning of what “next big thing” was always supposed to sound like.


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Nelson Jenstad

This HAS to be in my collection!!
Sweet, Deep, intense - this is what I'm talking about when I say "Music"! and there nowhere near enough 'music' on this level -
YEAH!
this comment is coming from a die-hard Floyd fan, also Allisons Halo, Stars of Stage and Screen, and quality 'shoegaze' where ever it may be found!
Thank You, Saturna!

Nelson

Scot


I stumbled on this gem while shopping on cdbaby.com. I listened to a few samples and bought the album. Now that my CD has arrived, I'm very impressed. Saturna has a very polished and unique sound from some obviously accomplished musicians. It's difficult to classify their music but the one liner at the top of this page is a pretty concise summary. I thoroughly enjoy all tracks on the CD and if you like any of the samples, buy it. You won't be disappointed!

JR


Sonic elixir pours from the heavens like a warm, bittersweet rain. Like enormous demons urging us to break free with strong, careful hands... Wierd enough? Well Done.

Pamela at CD Baby


With cavernous guitars and tambourines that might as well be echoing down the entire length of an ancient lava tube, Portland, Oregon’s Saturna builds fantastically thick layers of sonic texture, one on top of the other, until they dissipate in the upper bounds of the exosphere. The band pays as close attention to rhythms and song structure as they do to guitar tone; you may find yourself engrossed in a kick-snare rockfest, but you might also find yourself engaged in a drum stick that’s gingerly bouncing on a ride cymbal. That, and the vocals… fully stacked harmonies augment the majority of the choruses (and even sometimes verses) on this record, and with their widely sweeping reverbs, every harmony begs closing of the eyes and just melting into the record. Fans of the Jesus and Mary Chain (and a number of other Creation Records alums) as well as the more contemporary Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would do themselves favor by queuing up for this one.