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On the surface, Satellites Fall would garner the classification of your typical aspiring Indie Rock band. But as you dig a little deeper, you’ll find a deeper ambiance about the band that delivers a considerably more intricate and worldly sound. Their influences span a wide variety from the rock genre; from Brit-Rock bands like Oasis to Alternative Rock headliners like The Killers and Muse. They pride themselves on their use of melody and inspired lyrics to generate the blended sound they have compiled on their newly released EP “Lines on the Road”.
Comprised of Mark Charron (Vocals, Guitar, Piano/Synth), Davey Moore (Guitars), Brian Bardsley (Guitar), and the newly added Luke Riskalla (Drums), Satellites Fall are quickly becoming a rising star within their native Massachusetts Rock Scene. These guys have actually been on our radar as an artist that we were looking forward to Rocksposing since the Summer. But after hearing that they were in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new EP, we decided that it was best to hold off until we were able to get our hands on the completed project to see what the Northeast really had to offer. Needless to say, good things come to those who wait.
“Lines on the Road” is five tracks of smooth melodies, thought provoking lyrics, and clean guitar work. Opening with a quick step on “Servitude”, a song that utilizes some mesmerizing guitar interludes, Satellites Fall emit a fast, angsty tone reminiscent of The Cure as the stacked guitars and vocal harmonies overlay each other through the chorus. It’s an energetic track that gets “Lines on the Road” off to a spirited start.
In contrast, somber tones accentuate the suffering in the lyrics as “Sundial” begins to play out. What starts in a very subdued nature breaks through to a more emphatic chorus filled with echoing guitars and crashing cymbals as Charron cries “When I'm falling down why do you sing hallelujah?”. “Sundial” seems to evolve from one audio texture to the next, all of which are different from the last, but are bridged together remarkably well and create a very versatile dynamic within the song. “Hold Out” fits into this same category as both songs cover a diverse array of guitar sounds and tempos.
If the band hadn’t made their Brit-Rock influences clear, “Perfect Weather” would have revealed it with the first strum of the guitar. Satellites Fall packed soaring synthesizers and rolling drums into the choruses in a fashion that would make The Verve jealous (“Bittersweet Symphony”, “Lucky Man”). Couple that with a trippy Oasis-esque guitar effect for the solo and it delivers the song right into foggy London town. If you only get a chance to hear one track off of “Lines on the Road”, make it “Perfect Weather”. This is the best produced/mixed track on the album.
“The World Outside” ends the album with notions of uninhibited youthful innocence fueled with piano packed optimism. “It's the sound before the world outside, Has a chance to shape your life “. “The World Outside” is upbeat, and carries a unique tone musically that isn’t found anywhere else on the album thanks to the accompaniment by the piano. It ends “Lines on the Road” on a high note, and that’s a good thing for Satellites Fall as it leaves you wanting more.
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As the Webmaster and Founder of Rocksposure.com, Chris Brach is always looking for new music from up and coming rock bands. You never know, they could be our next Artist of the Month! If there is something you think he should give a listen to, email him at GetRocked@Rocksposure.com