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Satellite Mode

New York, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

New York, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Indie






The name Aeroplane Mode has a literal meaning. When writing music Jess and Alex would put their phones on airplane mode and let their creative juices flow. That was three years ago, when the classically trained musicians were pitching their work to other artists. Now they're doing their own thing. The reason being? The music started to become more personal.

Jess had a massive tragedy in her family; Alex suffered significant heartbreak. Over the last year they've put these life-altering developments into their work - the latest of which comes on the track "Wild Excuses", which we're premiering below. Enjoy. - NOISEY



Typically, the end of the year brings us smaller selections of new releases. It’s probably due to the intense schedules so many industry folks hold throughout the year, mixed with the need to spend some time with friends and family around the holidays. This year, though, we’ve had no shortage of great tracks to cover, and our next highlight comes via New York-based duo Aeroplane Mode.

We’ve had these two on our radar since their first release, just a month ago, but this is actually the first time we’re writing them up. What caught our ear with “Aphrodite?” Well, there are Jess’ ethereal vocals, which carry equal parts finesse, range, and power. Her vocals effortlessly convey her story of finding love from adolescence to maturity, roping the listener in after just the first verse. The backdrop for those lyrics is equally impressive, bringing a myriad of fluttering synths, booming percussion, and softly strummed guitars, all of which create an expansive soundscape.

Seeing as how this is just the second song from these two, you have the unique opportunity to get onboard early. We highly suggest you do so. - Music Ninja

"Satellite Mode - Family"

After having released their debut single, "Wild Excuses" this past November, which garnered critical acclaim throughout the blogosphere, including a feature in Noisey and a top 10 spot on Spotify's US Top 50 Viral songs as well as with follow-up singles "Aphrodite" and "Fair" also receiving widespread support, New York City-based electonic pop duo Satellite Mode, comprised of classically trained musicians Jess Carvo (vocals) and Alex Marko (production) are back with their newest offering entitled "Family", a track that uses ethereal synths and sultry vocals to express a deep longing for inner truth, personal change and a sense of oneness through a romantic relationships. The push and pull between two potential lovers and the often torturous feelings of vulnerability are highlighted throughout the verses of the track, while the choruses focus on the perceived perfection of life with a true soul mate. - Wonky Sensitive


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Founded in New York City, Satellite Mode is composed of artists Jess Carvo and Alex Marko. The duo has become most known for their blend of haunting vocals with electronic textures and pop inspired melodies.

Months into their new project, life changed drastically with a sudden tragedy in Jess’ family. The band’s work began to reflect these life-altering developments, as did their songwriting dynamic, intensity and focus. During these seasons of immense change, their sessions soon served an entirely new purpose, as their collaborative songwriting became (and remains) a necessity for sanity.

The band released their first song, “Wild Excuses” in November 2015 to critical acclaim, including a feature in NOISEY and a top 10 spot on Spotify’s US Top 50 Viral songs.

Satellite Mode’s subsequent viral hit “Aphrodite” gained widespread traction placing it on Spotify’s Weekend Buzz, New Music Friday and Viral Hits playlists.

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