Satellite Stories: Phrases to Break the Ice
Satellite Stories: Phrases to Break the Ice- I dare you to listen to the new album Phrases to Break the Ice by Satellite Stories and not dance your face off. The entire album is filled with fun, ass-shaking beats that are guaranteed to cause you to forget all your troubles and exude happiness from every pore in your body. With their general merriment, it is no surprise that Satellite Stories are from Finland (recently voted one of the world’s most livable counties.) Olli-Pekka on drums, Jyri on bass, Marko on guitar, and Esa on vocals and guitar together create this dance-heavy, indie pop sound.
The playful first song and single on Phrases to Break the Ice, ‘Anti-Lover,’ is a fantastic twist on the typical love song. They do not take themselves so seriously “reverse romance were not in France…well I could have just asked if you wanted to go, well couldn’t I…not quite sold.” And the album continues in this manner throughout. They even make light of semi-serious situations in ‘Kids Aren’t Safe in the Metro,’ continuing to have fun all the while.
Just when your brain is about to go on dance overload, album sleeper ‘Mt. Foreverest’ slows down the momentum and adds some intensity. With Esa’s voice backed by a single guitar, this song proves that there is more to Satellite Stories than wicked dance beats. The album then brings you back up and throws in a catchy chorus that will stick in your head for days. ‘Blame the Fireworks’ is one of the best songs on Phrases to Break the Ice. And the remaining songs on the album will not disappoint. Plus it is always a nice change to hear songs sung with a Finnish accent…8.5/10