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Stars and Satellites

Trampled by TurtlesAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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On Wild Animals, Trampled by Turtles’ seventh studio album, themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. The quintet’s hybrid folk sound continues its evolution pushing the band further into the grey area between genres that defies pigeonholing.

Trampled By Turtles formed in 2003 in Duluth, Minnesota. From their beginnings on the Midwestern festival circuit, ... Read more in Amazon's Trampled by Turtles Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 10, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Banjodad Records
  • ASIN: B0079JMLGG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,152 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Trampled By Turtles has been building momentum on the road since the 2010 releaseof their last record, Palomino. They ve sold out 95% of the shows played in 2011 as well as playing the main stage at divergent festivals such as Coachella and Telluride. Melding rock, punk, and indie influences, TBT is breathing new life into a traditional music form. The momentum of this band combined with their diverse appeal and the gorgeous new album, Stars and Satellites, is sure to make 2012 the year of Trampled By Turtles.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different, but Still Amazing April 10, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I've been a huge fan of TbT since I discovered them about a year ago (it's a shame not sooner) and fell in love with their meaningful lyrics and energetic style. They are a huge inspiration for me as a fiddle, guitar, and bass player, and I can't seem to remove their last three albums from my car's six-disc changer. Simonett is an excellent singer and songwriter, and each member of the band is so talented at what he plays.

Now their latest (and for me, long-awaited) album Stars and Satellites is here, and it is nothing short of the amazing talent that TbT has so far demonstrated in their last few albums, particularly Trouble, Duluth, and Palomino. If you loved TbT before, you will continue to do so with their latest release.

Having said that, it is a different album from the others, but certainly not in a bad way. The lyrics are overall more contemplative, the style overall more mellow. That is not to say there aren't a few of their typical fast-paced, rambling tunes on here ("Walt Whitman," "Risk," "Sorry," and "Don't Look Down," for example), but the rest are more relaxed in nature ("Midnight on the Interstate," "Alone," and "High Water" are perfect examples of this), and it is in these more thoughtful songs where the album truly shines.

The laid-back and meditative feel of the album actually makes perfect sense considering where the band recorded the album, according to the Vignette Series/Making Of videos the band released on YouTube: in a secluded cabin in the woods. What is particularly laudable is the songwriting; the lyrics leave me in awe every time. The songs have an almost lonely, lost feel to them, and a sense of longing for what has been and what may be.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this album, you will not be disappointed! April 10, 2012
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Love, love, love it!

I have to listen to Stars and Satellites a few (hundred?) more times to figure out if my favorite TBT song is on this album - especially since the last two albums Duluth (Methodism in Middle America, Duluth, and Shenandoah) and Palomino (Gasoline, Victory, and Wait So Long) had so many outstanding tracks. That said, as an album, I think it is a more cohesive collection of songs. They flow great when listening to the entire album and they are great individual songs that will work for the 'shufflers' out there.

I like the direction this album has taken and I can't wait to see them when they tour this spring and summer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blazingly Intimate April 20, 2012
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I have stated before that I wince a bit when people try to classify groups like this into one genre or another. While this group could be considered bluegrass or country in its instrumentation and lean, there is a decidedly different feel. There is not much to consider traditional about this group. Somewhat like the Avett Brothers are blazing their own trail in the alt country scene, this group should not be far behind.

Overall, what is growing and growing on me with this album is TBT's lean away from albums in the past where they sometimes seemed to sing songs in between playing hypersonic ones. There is absolutely nothing rushed here whatsoever and the songs are so intimate and at times they simply bleed hauntingly visceral sorrow that twist you with languid pulls on the fiddle (Widower's Heart, High Water, Midnight on the Interstate). This album is angst, honestly, and introspection smothered in mandolin and banjo(Calm and the Crying Wind). Beautiful is another song that is arranged so absolutely simple, they just plop a fat piece of emotion out on a plate for you to chew.

You won't be disappointed by TBT's infamous uptempo digs either, tunes like Walt Whitman and Risk are impressive.

I feel in a weird way that the group is maturing and spending hard time on the road and licking the wounds of life that we, ironically, get to enjoy in our own voyeuristic way.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A songrwriter's album May 20, 2012
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What can TBT do other than keep making some of the best "new grass" music on the independent music circuit? I don't know, but when they let off, I'll be sorely disappointed. "Stars and Satellites" is an excellent album unto itself, but buyer beware, if your only experience with this fast paced and quick-witted band comes from listening to Palomino, this one may leave you wanting. Not nearly as frenetic and high energy, it seems that they took much more time to intentionally slow some spots down to challenge the listener, to (*gasp*) listen carefully for the craft that they bring to the scene. I'm sold on anything these guys put out, and will line up for it in advance, just don't expect the same album each time, and appreciate each one for what it is
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is awesome! April 25, 2012
By Jan S
Format:Audio CD
Trampled by Turtles from Duluth is a nice little secret but not for long because this is the best new bluegrass band out there today. After their appearance on the David Letterman show last night, hopefully others will discover how great this band is. Their new album Stars and Satellites really brings their sound together in a rich and very blended way. These guys are awesome musicians!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Dan
I very much enjoy this album, but i am giving it a 4 out of 5 because its not as fast paced as i would have liked it. Palomino is one of my favorite albums of all time you cannot beat victory, wait so long and sounds like a movie. as a matter of fact i think i will go buy the Palomino [Vinyl] as well as the stars and satellites vinyl.
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Good music!
Published 1 month ago by LG
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
You guys rock!
Published 3 months ago by Winchester
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love love love the Turtles...could listen to this album a million times.
Published 3 months ago by kimberleyp
5.0 out of 5 stars open like a child
"Midnight on the Interstate" and "Alone" are exceptional songs that make this album for me. The rest of it is gravy.
Published 4 months ago by Rodney G. Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Gift
You are asking me to review a purchase that was bought and delivered directly as a Christmas gift. I never saw it. I never got any complaints so must assume it was acceptable. Read more
Published 7 months ago by volfan254
5.0 out of 5 stars a must hear!
an excellent progression from Duluth and Palomino. I havent heard any of their older stuff but WOW, I am hooked. Read more
Published 8 months ago by pj thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Could it be any better?
I was sleeping on the couch on a hot summer night when this started playing one night. I zoned in and out of consciouness for a while, and I'll never forget the moment I woke up. Read more
Published 9 months ago by John R Middendorf
5.0 out of 5 stars My kids turned me on to this group
My adult son loves this group and I wanted to see what his excitement was all about. They are great! My son told me this was a great way to get an into to Trampled by Turtles!
Published 12 months ago by Kathy D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Another great disc from Trampled by Turtles. If you get the chance, see them live. You won't be disappointed with this purchase.
Published 12 months ago by Matt Schlotthauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
This CD is different in the way of pace then their others, but that's what I love about it. Heard their version of Where Is My Mind and had to see what their music was about. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jennifer Adams
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