For the few who discovered it, SATELLITES.01 was undoubtedly one of the best albums of the last 12 months – arriving with no advance notices, just a quiet confidence in its accomplishments. As album of the week at Rough Trade, it was then voted their #16 Album of 2012.
Since then, it has been slowly and carefully surfacing in the wider media at both press and radio, both here and abroad. It launched unannounced as a limited release through US independents for Record Store Day, which elicited some passionate blogger notices.
While that album rises, so Johnny Vic – who is SATELLITES – has been documenting a next stage in his rite of passage as a man and Artist. And 12 months after 01, SATELLITES.02 lands in the UK this September.
Tracklist: 01 SOMETHING BIGGER / 02 NEON SUN / 03 THIS IS ALL THAT THERE IS / 04 GOD BLESS AMERICA / 05 GHOST OF A MEMORY / 06 WORLD AT YOUR FEE / 07 MADISON PARK BELL / 08 BONE TROPHIES / 09 BEG STEAL & BORROW / 10 WASTELAND / 11 HOURGLASS.
A limited edition of the Album will feature an additional 10-track live performance recorded in Saint Saviour’s Church, Hampstead, London, with a drum machine, guitar, piano, cello and a 16-piece choir. Featuring tracks from 01, 02, a cover of Kraftwerk’s ‘The Model’ and a completely new track, this is an entirely fresh take on the SATELLITES sound.