Brightside

Brightside

by Viva Saturn
     
 
Formed from the ashes of Paisley Underground staple, Rain Parade, Viva Saturn's psychedelic pop is reminiscent of the Velvet Underground, Television and Big Star combined. In the tradition of these bands, Viva Saturn's second full-length,

Overview

Formed from the ashes of Paisley Underground staple, Rain Parade, Viva Saturn's psychedelic pop is reminiscent of the Velvet Underground, Television and Big Star combined. In the tradition of these bands, Viva Saturn's second full-length, Brightside, flows seamlessly from jangly pop tunes to melancholy dissonance. Steven Roback's detached, nasal twang blends nicely into an atmospheric backdrop of textured guitars, piano accents and feedback. Stand-out tracks range from "Here Comes April," a bright melodic pop song, to the moody, desolate "Abandoned Car" with its layered guitars and reverb-drenched vocals. The stark "String Me Out a Line" features Roback's lone acoustic guitar and perhaps points toward his future solo career. The album closes with the band's version of Frank Sinatra's "One For My Baby," which Roback has called one of the saddest, most lonely songs he's ever heard. In this stripped-down version, Roback certainly proves his point.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/1995
Label:
Restless Records
UPC:
0018777290920
catalogNumber:
72909

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Viva Saturn   Primary Artist
Steven Roback   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Harmonium,Vocals
Matt Piucci   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ross Inden   Bass
Wolf Kessler   Background Vocals
Carlo Nuccio   Drums,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
John Thoman   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Blaze   Drums,Vocals
Missy Roback   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steven Roback   Producer,Art Direction
Matt Piucci   Producer
Wolf Kessler   Engineer
Jeff Mann   Engineer

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