Satellite Citi Celebrates The Release Of “Fear Tactics” At The Troubadour
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…I may go to a lot of shows, but there are a ton of great acts that I just haven’t had the opportunity to see perform live yet. At this show, I was FINALLY able to catch a band that I have been following for the better part of three years: Satellite Citi. And lucky for me, this performance was a celebration of their first full-length studio album Fear Tactics.
Satellite Citi is front-woman Anna Gevorkian (who serves as both lead vocalist and drummer) and Shaunt Sulahian (guitarist and backing vocalist)… and Fear Tactics bangs. All ten tracks. It’s a marvel how ferocious Anna bashes away at her kit, while she matches the intensity of her drumming with her voice. They may insist that “Reaper” is their favorite song (the new video for which you can watch by CLICKING HERE), but I just can’t stop listening to “Black Magic”. The heaviness of Shaunt’s guitar riffs gives me stank face just thinking about it. It’s that heaviness and the “hummable” melody that makes this jam my kind of song.
The intensity of their live performance matches the hard-hitting sound on their album. You may think that Anna being seated behind the kit may take away a little bit from the aggressiveness of their music, but with Shuant whipping his long hair to the beat and the animated antics of the anonymous, masked Spacewalkers joining them onstage to fill out their sound with additional guitars, bass, and synths, the action was kinetic and really enhanced the experience.
As a little side note, prior to the show, while I was waiting for Love Ghost to soundcheck, I introduced myself to Anna. After all, we’ve been following each other on Instagram for a while. She came off as shy and reserved, perhaps a little preoccupied with getting ready for the evening. She is also petite so that probably enhanced the shy impression that I got. That being said, when she stepped on stage, she unlocked “beast mode” and absolutely tore it up. I loved the dichotomy…”
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