CBS Last.fm recently presented a special Last.fm Originals from Rockwood Music Hall, featuring Satellite. Filmed live in New York on June 18th, the beautifully shot one hour set was filmed in front of an intimate audience that featured current Satellite single, “Say The Words,” and included fan favorites, “Turning On My Own,” “God Save The Dream,” and “Brooklyn,” from the band’s debut record, Calling Birds released through Descendent Records.
Satellite is returning to NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall on August 16th for a special performance before heading out on a major market tour with Jillette Johnson in support of their new single at radio, “Say The Words.” The #WhaleandBirds tour kicks off on August 13th at The Great Scott in Allston, MA include dates with Inland Traveler, Nicole Atkins and The Wombies. The tour concludes at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on Aug 28th. In support of their new single, “Say The Words” spinning regularly, the band is confirmed to play two radio shows on this tour run at 90.5 WBJB in Belmar, NJ on Aug 15th with Nicole Atkins and 92.5 WXRV, Riverfest Concert in Newburyport, MA on Aug 31st with Brett Dennen, Matt Nathanson and fellow label mates, The Lone Bellow. Full dates are below.
“Lead singer and chief songwriter Steven McMorran is a modern-day pop music philosopher. – CBS/last.fm
The band formed in 2010 around songs written by Steven McMorran and the production aesthetic of esteemed songwriter, Allan, with input from former bandmate Josh Dunahoo.
Satellite Tour Dates
w/Inland Traveler & Nicole Atkins^
8/13 Great Scott Allston, MA*
8/14 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA*
8/15 The Beach at 6th ave Belmar, NJ^ (WBJB 90.5 The Night radio show)
8/16 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
8/18 Jammin’ Java Vienna, VA*
8/20 The Basement Columbus, OH*
8/21 Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh, PA*
8/22 The Pike Room at Crofoot Pontiac, MI*
8/23 Rathsekller Indianapolis, IN+
8/24 Rotary Performance Wauwatosa, WI
8/26 Schubas Chicago, IL*
8/27 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN*
8/28 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA*
8/31 Riverfest Newburyport, MA (WXRV 92.5 The River radio show)
“Calling Birds,an album that can best be described as an indie-inspired slice of Americana” –Huffington Post, A-Side Series
“Satellite’s Steven McMorran eases between cowboy craggy and a keening falsetto, sounding like Bon Iver after a strenuous season of rustling cattle or maybe just wearing a lot of denim.” –MTV Buzzworthy
“Americana, indie rock and singer-songwriter styles all come to mind. Poetic and dramatic, “Brooklyn” bridges the gap between all of those genres. The seductive melody reminds me of Chris Isaak while the pulsating energy wouldn’t feel out of place in the alternative world. Rather than grumbling and yelling, though, frontman Steven McMorran possesses a dynamic voice that conveys a sense of urgency.”– CMT Edge
“With a sound like One Republic on steroids, these guys are poised to capture the pop charts this year.” -Examiner LA