[kj] Ex-Psychedelic Furs Guitarist John Ashton Returns With SATELLITE PARADISO's New Single And Video: "Angelic"
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*Ex-Psychedelic Furs Guitarist John Ashton Returns With SATELLITE
PARADISO's New Single And Video: "Angelic"*
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Patrick Ermlich / Effective Immediately PR
Phone: (212) 777-6727 ex. 206
email: patrick at ei-pr.com
*"A monstrous, swaggering wall of sound." - Vive Le Rock (UK)"Akin to his
celebrated contemporaries, Johnny Marr and The Edge, John Ashton is that
rare breed of guitar player whom you can identify in a single note or
chord." - Tom Semioli, Huffington Post*
Interstellar Sound is proud to announce the release of "Angelic," the 2nd
single and video from the critically acclaimed debut album by SATELLITE
PARADISO, the new all-star project from John Ashton, formerly of The
The album finds the iconic guitarist still pushing the sonic boundaries he
forged a generation ago, with his penchant for anthemic melodies as strong
as it ever was.
This is clearly demonstrated within the first few seconds of "Angelic." The
song explodes in the kind of glorious, insanely catchy, sax-driven melodic
rush that typifies the best of The Furs, while clearly setting its own
agenda for the future. The video adds digital LSD.
See and hear for yourself on YouTube (https://youtu.be/xiPBbXmD2S4) or on
A little help from his friends has serendipitously shaped Ashton's crew for
this voyage into an ensemble for the ages, including bassists Sara Lee
(Gang of Four, B-52s) and Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny
Paul Ferguson (Killing Joke)*; guitarist Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket
>From the Tombs); Mercury Rev's Anthony Molina and Jonathan Donahue; Flo &
Eddie's Mark Volman (The Turtles, Frank Zappa, T.Rex); and original Furs
members Duncan Kilburn (sax) and Roger Morris (guitar, keys) - just to name
"Angelic" features Sara Lee (bass); current Furs members Mars Williams
(sax), Amanda Kramer (piano, keys) and Paul Garisto (drums); and new-found
powerhouse Fred Schreck (The Ancients, Crush) on lead vocals and lyrics.
Schreck and drummer/pianist Frank Coleman (Bentmen/Secret Agent), who made
the video, form the core of the live band and are among a number of "new
faces" on the album (many with long careers) whose profiles have been
elevated through Ashton's discovery.
The Psychedelic Furs first assaulted the American rock 'n' roll
consciousness with Top 40 smash, "Love My Way," followed by "Heaven," "The
Ghost in You," "Pretty In Pink," (which gave the John Hughes film its name)
and "Heartbreak Beat."
SATELLITE PARADISO gives Ashton a new platform, liberating him to go where
no six-string gunslinger has gone before. The group has amassed a
grassroots following of die-hard fans, after a successful PledgeMusic
campaign to launch the album. A second album and live performances in the
US and Europe are being planned.
The album is available now on iTunes: (http://apple.co/1lxsjVv) and Amazon (
Follow Satellite Paradiso on Facebook here <http://on.fb.me/1hXFKZg>. Sign
up for their mailing list at satelliteparadiso.com <http://bit.ly/1kp8M7j>.
*"John Ashton unveils SATELLITE PARADISO, a long-gestating all-star project
that explores cosmological questions uniting science, nature, and
temporality with a totalizing virtuosity. Distortion becomes a palpable
electromagnetic field as Ashton embarks on a Dante-esque sonic journey
through a rhythmic wormhole in space-time that leads somewhere between 1984
and a timeless utopian future." - Aidan Levy, THE VILLAGE VOICE*
*"With its virtuoso riffs, sonic swirls, sassy sax, melancholic cello and
powerful vocals, SATELLITE PARADISO is music of the highest calibre." -
Manchester Review (UK) "From power pop to rock 'n' roll aggression, this is
a project just itching for airplay." - Vive Le Rock (UK)*
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