Album Review: Six Sweet Lips – Rogue Satellites

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If it’s true that the free wheeling 90’s are back, Six Sweet Lips - evoking Grandaddy, The Breeders, The Rentals and The Postal Service, among others - isn’t going to have any problem finding an audience.

There’s no point where the album can be accused of rushing it. Six Sweet Lips is a methodically-paced album. Like David Bowie’s (version of) “China Girl,” the song is always a bit more paced than you remember it.

There are two vast improvements over Rogue Satellites’ Fallacy Island EP: one is the addition of Regan Lorie’s voice, both in duet and solo. The other is the more reserved use of distorted vocals. Jaye’s heartfelt voice seem more sincere when you can tell he’s not all robot.

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“Every 15 Mintues” – Rogue Satellites

According to the theory of sci fi writer Vernor Vinge, technological singularity is the point when human consciousness is uploaded to the web and our “souls” become one with machines. This album is post-singularity, beyond the novelty of the technology, when our robot selves fall in love and get depressed. Not that it’s all doom and gloom, by any stretch. “Pull of A Gull in the Wool” is a fun song (with fake British accents!), and there’s plenty of bouncing and dancing to be had (“HEY THERE!”). “Dark Days” plays out like a lullaby, sung before bed time. The song is beautiful but it won’t let you sleep.

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“dark days are coming baby,
dark days are on their way,
dark days crash in dark waves,
and hide my face.”

The more I listen to the album, the more pleasant surprises I find in it. Each track has a definite hook to pull you in, but be careful, the water’s much deeper than it seems at first glance. There are some songs I like a bit more than the others, but I feel that the more I listen to it my attitudes will change, and my least favorite will slowly become my favorite, and vice versa. In other words it’s a great album.

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5/5

Six Sweet Lips will be release on Sunday, July 3 at New Center Park and will feature the debut of the “Fashion Drugs Sex Death Yes Yes Yes!” music video. Also playing are The Sights, Charlie Slick, Patrick Davy, The Strange, Tour De Troit

About the album:
Six Sweet Lips features 11 new tracks contained on a cd and a music video on the included dvd. The album art is screen printed by us on 100% recycled chipboard wallets. The lyrics are included on high-quality, semi-transparent cotton vellum.

 

 

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