Trampled by Turtles grew out of a desire to play acoustic and roots music, a break for the band members from playing the rock music they had became accustomed to playing in their individual bands. Those first sessions made a big impact, big enough for each band memeber to decide this wasn’t going to be just a side project granting them some temporary release. That was back in 2003 and the journey to the release of their latest album ‘Stars and Satellites‘ has been a slow one.
The band found that they were at their best when performing live and took the ‘live’ concept to the studio with their album ‘Duluth‘ in 2010. With ‘Stars and Satellites’ they return with that very same concept:
We took our songs, along with engineer Tom Herbers and his tape machine, to Soleil Pines, a log home outside of Duluth and within the gravitational pull of Lake Superior. We moved the furniture, set up some mics, worked, slept, and ate all in the same space. Musically, we wanted to step out of our comfort zone; the border of which, I believe, defines any creative endeavor.
Stars and Satellites captures the warmth and energy of the band and is probably their most solid milestone to date.
Stars and Satellites is released Banjodad Records (10 April 2012). Pre-order it here