Trampled by Turtles – Stars and Satellites (CD)


Stars and Satellites is the latest release by Trampled by Turtles, and it showcases a band that can unite a variety of disparate elements into a cohesive release. The transformative aspect of this album cannot be overstated; it provides listeners with a blueprint with how to make a tremendous album. Stars and Satellites begins with Midnight on the Interstate, hitting listeners with a very polished and catchy set of arrangements and interlaced vocals. The band, more comfortable, is able to come forth with Alone. This fiercely emotional track will touch anyone that has loved and lost, while the indie haze created by the band will stick with listeners long after the track ends.

High Water is the pinnacle of the Stars and Satellites release. This is because the band is able to expand their compositions considerably, rendering the track into something that is absolutely epic. Where they were constrained by a shorter track length leading up to this track, I feel that High Water is where the band should remain. The interplay between the different instruments is absolutely delicious. Fans of High Water will delight when the band comes back to this ground with their Widower’s Heart. This music is transformative; listeners will come out of this album much different than they began.

Make sure to pick up a copy of Stars and Satellites today, as various retailers are providing it to purchasers for well under $10. Check out the band whenever they may come to a venue near you; I believe that they will be able to expand on the different topics and trends that they had presented during this album.

Top Tracks: Midnight on the Interstate, The Calm And The Crying Wind

Rating: 8.3/10

Trampled by Turtles – Stars and Satellites (CD) / 2012 Banjodad Records / 11 Tracks /

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