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Trampled By Turtles - Stars And Satellites (10th Anniversary) (Limited Edition, Reissue)

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Stars and Satellites is an album by Minnesota-based bluegrass group Trampled by Turtles, released on April 10, 2012, on their label BanjoDad Records.

According to Dave Simonett, the creation of their sixth studio album started in the fall of 2011. Their studio was a log home outside Duluth, where they moved furniture aside, set up microphones, and started to develop the album.

Trampled by Turtles made their network television debut at the end of April 2012 on the Late Show with David Letterman, where they performed "Alone", one of the slow-tempo songs from the Stars and Satellites album. They also played the song "Walt Whitman", which has a frantic and upbeat melody, tempered with Simonett's almost melancholic lyrics, on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

The album has been on Billboard's bluegrass charts since April 18, 2012. It was also No. 14 on the Billboard Folk Album Chart and peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

According to Keith Goetzman, Trampled by Turtles has built a reputation and a fan base by playing punk-tempo bluegrass. Reed Fischer states, the song "Wait So Long," a track from 2010's chart-topping Palomino, proved to be the song to make a rowdy audience. However, on Stars and Satellites, the band slowed their pace and took a more contemplative approach to make music. Lead singer Dave Simonett said, "From the start, we knew that we didn’t want to go back to trying to recreate a live show with our new endeavor. We wanted to make a record that breathes. We wanted it to feel and sound warm and more like one piece of work than several pieces put together." stated that the band had sold out 95% of the shows they played in 2011, as well as playing the main stage at divergent festivals such as Coachella and Telluride and that the buzz around their latest album had much to do with this. Melding rock, punk, and indie influences, Trampled by Turtles is creating a unique sound from a traditional music form. South by Southwest wrote, "Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences, attitude and attack make for their unique sound."

All songs were written by Dave Simmonett, except where noted.

Release Info

Artist: Trampled By Turtles
Label: Banjodad Records
Format: LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country: US
Label: Banjodad Records
Released: 2022
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Folk, Indie Rock


A1 Midnight On The Interstate
A2 Alone
A3 Walt Whitman
A4 High Water
A5 Risk
B1 Widower's Heart
B2 Sorry
B3 Beautiful
B4 Don't Look Down
B5 Keys To Paradise
B6 The Calm And The Crying Wind
C1 Alone feat Caamp (Live at Red Rocks)
C2 Stars and Satellites (demo)

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