Satellites & Sirens
Posted March 09, 2010
Newcomers to the Christian music scene, Satellites & Sirens came together in quite an unconventional way, via Craigslist. Not only can you find a house, a job, and various other things on Craigslist, but apparently you can form a band too. Despite the band’s unorthodox beginnings, Satellites & Siren’s debut album fits right in with the current synth-infused rock fad.
Satellites & Sirens moves through an array of topics on its debut. The ethereal “Breaking the Noise” struggles to discern God’s voice above the noise of this world. “All The Same” emphasizes that fame won’t “matter when we’re in the grave.” “Light The Night” stresses the importance of unity and reaching out to others. The fast-paced “All We Need Is Sound” urges listeners to stand up for their beliefs because “time is burning out.” While the messages presented are positive, a few songs are somewhat left open to interpretation with the constant, vague use of “You.” Although, there are subtle hints as to whom “You” is. “Take Me Back” could very well be describing a romantic relationship until the line “Now I’m falling at your feet/And now you’re reaching to rescue me.” It’s not explicit, but probably implies that the “You” in the song is God.
Musically, Satellites & Sirens should appeal to a wide audience. There is a distinctive 80’s synth influence, but it’s not so overwhelming as to overshadow the band’s rock edge. Each song is instantly likeable, with hook-laden and anthemic-driven melodies.
Satellites & Sirens will certainly start some noise with this debut. While there are a few indistinct spots message-wise, overall the album is uplifting.
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