Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ex-Psychedelic Furs Guitarist John Ashton Returns With SATELLITE PARADISO's New Single And Video: "Angelic"

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"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 Psychedelic Furs.

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 Facebook (http://on.fb.me/1N5FdRv).

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 Kravitz); drummer 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 a few.

"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 (http://amzn.to/1OhWo4Y)

Follow Satellite Paradiso on Facebook here. Sign up for their mailing list at satelliteparadiso.com.

"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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