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Trampled by Turtles debut tracks from new ‘Stars and Satellites’

Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles stopped by this morning to debut tracks off his band’s upcoming Stars and Satellites, which comes out April 10. If you missed his spot on air, you can check out some of the new material below.

“It’s two completely different activities, making a record and playing a show,” Simonett said. “In the past, we tried to really maintain this energy that we have on tour and make it a live feel, but we wanted to make this a different kind of record.” He says they retreated to a log cabin about 15 miles north of Duluth for the recording, where they could flesh out the songs without any interruptions. “You go in and feel like you’re separated from the world a little bit, which is essential to getting work done,” he explained.

Dave also hung around to participate in a live chat with fans right here on the Local Current Blog, and you can find the transcript of that chat here.

Listen to “Alone” off Stars and Satellites:

And watch a trailer for the new record filmed by Dan Huiting:

Trampled by Turtles will celebrate the release of their new record with a show at First Avenue on Wednesday, April 11, which will kick-off a massive four-month long tour in support of Stars and Satellites. The album will be released nationally the day prior to their tour kick-off, Tuesday, April 10.

Here’s the full list of tour dates:

March
3-4 – Vail, CO @ Snow Ball Music Festival
15-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

April
11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
13 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
19 – Syracuse, NY @ The Wescott Theatre
20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
22 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
25 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
26 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
27 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
28 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Theatre

May
16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
21 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box
24 – Yosemite, CA @ Strawberry Festival
25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
26 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

June
15 – Bayfield, WI @ Big Top Chautauqua

July
27 – Lyons, CO @ RockyGrass Festival