Hip America EP

by Satalights

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AUSTIN, Texas – Local band Satalights has worked with Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona and legendary audio engineer Stuart Sullivan to record their EP “HIP AMERICA.”

Alexander Scott created Satalights shortly after he moved to Austin from Boston. He thought of the name on an evening staring up at the stars, adding a twist to it that reflected his audio engineering background. “SATA” is an abbreviation for the standard interface that connects hard drives to computers.

“We are all little bits of information traveling at incredible speeds, orbiting the center of everything,” says Scott.

Building off foundations of post-rock and ambient music, Scott added elements of pop and rock to make the music more approachable. Lickona, a good friend of his, saw potential in the project and connected him to Sullivan, who has worked with icons like Willie Nelson and Sublime. After they hit it off, Satalights was set to record the EP at Sullivan’s studio, Wire Recording.

Satalights once grew to a ten-man band but has since dropped down to just three other members – drummer Marcus “Lefty” Shaw, bassist Garth Condit and Will Zenturion as a second drummer.

“After tracking, Zenturion and myself took the stems to his cottage studio in the middle of the woods, adding synths and sound effects and making some edits. We took the stems back to Wire, mixed it all together and the results were mesmerizing,” explains Scott.

-Alexandra Koshy
Press Intern, Gravitas

We want to change the world.
We want to love you.
Spread kindness...
& get on the bus!

-SATALiGHTS

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released February 19, 2017

Music by: Satalights
Songs & Lyrics by: Alex Scott
Producer: Stuart Sullivan
Executive producer: Terry Lickona
Assistant Engineer: Carter Greeves
Mastering Engineer: Carter Greeves
Artwork by: Alex De Laet
Banana: Chris Parson
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at
Wire Recording Studios

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Serial ATA (SATA) (N) - is a computer bus interface for connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. Light (N) - electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye, and is responsible for the sense of sight.
Matter comes from energy. So, in theory music is matter , and you are the energy. My message is L-O-V-E.
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Lately I've been trying to figure it out
Maybe we're just taking a different route
Lately, I've been looking at it all wrong
Maybe, We're just playing a different song

Thoroughly thriving
Let's all go diving
Happily singing
Let's all go swimming

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Let's all quit school
and go to the pool
Let's all get out
and figure it out

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Cool Kids clapping to Kerouac
Hiding two fingers
Behind their backs

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& Thoreau tells you to take it slow
yeah!
Kesey tells you to take it easy
& Thoreau tells you to take that shit slow!

Thoroughly thriving
Let's all go diving
Happily singing
Let's all go swimming

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Let's all quit school
and go to the pool
Let's all get out
and figure it out

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There's a hole in my heart
But I fixed it
and it was there from the very very start
& I really I can't say I miss it

And there's a stain on my shirt
and I pray to god it's dirt
there's a scratch on my car
a scratch on my car
but the thing still goes real far

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to keep the environment clean

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Yeah, I've never felt sicker
from drinking so much liquor
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But at least it was beer
at least it was beer
instead of ever clear
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it's not as bad as it seems
just listen listen listen
to your dreams
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cause atomic reactions
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