Shooting Down Satellites

Shooting Down Satellites

 Loveland, Colorado, USA
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Where passion for life meets musical endowment, you will find the sonic landscape that is Shooting Down Satellites. With eloquent lyrics and powerful rock orchestration,
these guys from Loveland, Colorado are sure to impress. SDS has the music world buzzing with their authentic sound.

Biography

Where passion for life meets musical endowment, you will find the sonic landscape that is Shooting Down Satellites. With eloquent lyrics and powerful rock orchestration,
these four guys from Loveland, Colorado are sure to impress even the most staunch music critic. Influenced by bands such as Muse, RxBandits, and Mars Volta, SDS has
the music world buzzing with their intellectually-charged and authentic sound in The Sovereign EP.

Leaving the studio with their second EP in two years, Shooting Down Satellites is driven to get their new project into the hands of anyone that will listen.
"The record has a message of being progressive in a stagnant society, even when the odds are against you," says lead singer and guitar player Alex Waterfield. "You are
responsible for your own happiness and you cannot sell yourself short." With lyrics like "It's time to step up to strife, It's time to take back your life", these boys don't take their
message lightly. Waterfield, a longtime Shooting Down Satellites member, is new to the lead singer role. He has plunged into the deep end having never lead a band or even
singing until the opportunity to do so arose. Don't let the timeframe fool you; he has vocal chops that shame most veteran rock singers.

Recorded and produced at the underground phenomenon Birdcage Studios by Steve Parker, The Sovereign EP packs the punch of a traditional rock band with
the progressive sound of sequencing and keys by guitar player Scott Schwindt. A knowledgable studio asset to the band, Schwindt help shape the sound of the record with his
comprehension of sound engineering. Another key element to the SDS sound is the dynamic scope and sheer accuracy of drummer Eric Pierce. A perfectionist by nature, he doesn't
let a late hit or sloppy fill slip past his finely tuned ears. Add in the brilliant riffs and perfected tones from long-time bassist Brian Miller, and you
have a recipe for a band that has more talent than most seasoned players twice their age.

With dates lining up and venues already requesting SDS and their high energy stage show, The Sovereign EP is sure to take them to the top. They have already played at prestigious
events like FoCoMX and with the likes of I Am Empire and Marty Nightengale. The place that few bands ever see is where the rubber meets the
road, and that is exactly where Shooting Down Satellites and their astonishing sound are headed: vast success.

Lyrics

Beautiful Backbone

Written By: Alex Waterfield

How many dreams have you chased from an armchair your body embraced?
You let your generation set your pace,
and I say I was saved by her grace.

It's time to stand up to strife,
it's time to take back your life.

Complacency; oh how we just float by.
Adjacent to me; escape that we idolize.
Shadowing and locking in on what we want today (fight for the moment)
Others see a fitting fate and other shy away (desiring atonement)
The future is unwritten (authors wanted)

Let your heart overthrow your eyes
Let it beat down their campaign of lies
Electric voices intimidate choices.
Darling, I know that you're one of a kind.

Handling hypocrisy with your heart of gold (eviction of their curse)
Taking back your feelings is a crusade of the bold (a world stuck in reverse)
The future is unwritten (authors wanted)

Beautiful backbone
Stand up to hate

The future is unwritten (authors wanted)

Make Your Battles Mine

Written By: Alex Waterfield

She's catastrophic to prejudice
Revolution is me
She's stitched up into my thoughts and tailored into my dreams
Harboring a heart that knows no hate
She walks the earth like she levatates
I'm stuck in her wake.

How many times have I been lost in your eyes?
Oh how I wish that I could have all the details memorized.

You light the room the most intricate chandelier
You make me bloom
I'm fearless when you are near.

Maybe this melody can say what I cannot
And if I'm crazy I'll know that I'm better off

Your iron-clad convictions makes your smile invincible
Alternate dimensions open up around your soul
Tiny universes; the queen of which resides
In secret daydreamed futures from right behind my eyes

Be predictable selectively
I'll play us as one in this harmony

Make your battles mine,
To make your battles mine is all I ask of you
Make your battles mine

How many times have I been lost in your eyes
Oh how I wish that I

Your iron-clad convictions make your smile invincible (This world is)
Alternate dimensions open up around your soul (only temporary)
Tiny universes; the queen of which resides (you won't)
In secret daydreamed futures from right behind (know until it's over)

(A picture is worth a thousand words)
Be predictable selectively
(Yours still leaves me speechless)
I'll play us as one in this harmony

Make your battles mine
To make your battles mine is all I ask of you
Make your battles mine

Tonight we can dance on traditions grave defiantly
Please take hold of my hand 'cause
I'd love you only or I'd rather be lonely

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Written By: Alex Waterfield

It's every last blind hope versus every non-Prophet of doom
A raging war for your soul, a battle in bloom.
This cyclonic sphere of a world wants to color you alone
But I would never sell your soul, not even for my own.

I know (I know)
A warzone is no place to fall in love

Luckily they burned all of my fears to the ground
But all I need is found outside the realm of safe and sound
Human hands can't bind human essence
Your identity is learned by enigmatic life lessons

Views askewed by views construed as ways to guarantee
Your future placed into the hands of elected: the key.
Is to ignore them, you can't embody me.
Heartbreak equivalent to earthquake in the land of the free

Political operations are the enemy of me
They say it's your duty to cast a vote,
well, honey disagree
Join the alienation of the powers that be
A billion voices pursuing peace in perfect harmony

(Invasion of the body snatchers)

Discography

The Sovereign EP (2011)

Set List

Beautiful Backbone
Cosmic Dancer
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Luna
Fortress
Forever a Masterpiece
American Crazy
Make Your Battles Mine