Written by: Lori Cox
|“Women do not think with logic and discretion but with emotions of the heart”
— Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)) https://www.goodreads.com/
In their debut release, Wild Excuses, indie-rock duo Satellite Mode put the emotions of love going bad on full display. Vocalist Jess Carvo, satisfies the heart as much as instrumentalist Alex Marko pleases the ear. The eclectic combination of traditional and electronic sound weaves a tapestry that fans of everything from pop to rock to jazz will enjoy.
Carvo brings sassy defiance to the table with her warning to a lover pushing too far in “Bad Woman”. Emotional manipulation ignites the flames of anger in “Fair”. “Aphrodite” evokes the melancholy memories of youth’s love gone wrong. The resignation of control in “Warm Fire Lightening” is balanced against the seductive lure of an illicit love in the duo’s cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”.
The juxtaposition of Marko’s toe-tapping rhythm and upbeat melodies against Carvo’s forlorn voice and lyrics is reminiscent of the confusion that we all feel when relationships hit hard times. We want to remember the good times and ignore the logic that tells us the time to move on has come.
No need to ignore anything with Wild Excuses, which released August 11, 2017. Satellite Mode keeps your heart safe, while enticing you to stick around and listen for a while.
Wild Excuses was produced by Alex Marko and mastered at Sterling Sound by Joe LaPorta. Satellite Mode members: Jess Carvo – vocals and Alex Marko – instrumentals.
WILD EXCUSES – TRACKLISTING
01. Wild Excuses
03. Warm Fire Lightning
04. Bad Woman
06. Wicked Game