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From last year's Stars and Satellites, Trampled by Turtles shares their "Midnight on the Interstate" figurine music video.

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Acclaimed band Trampled by Turtles continue to receive praise for their new album Stars and Satellites available now on Thirty Tigers/RED. The album is described by Associated Press as having a rich colour scheme of sounds, often working out intricate figures that lock so tightly it's impossible to unravel just what's going on and the band is Billboards #1 Bluegrass Album Artist of 2012. To celebrate the new release, the band performed on The Prairie Home Companion, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The new Squidbillies animated video for the track Walt Whitman is out now: http://youtu.be/Vk2xM_YuP2o. The band will continue to support the new release with tour dates throughout 2013 the U.S (see below for details). In honor of their massive tour schedule and prime slots at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Festival, Outside Lands, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Firefly, Newport Folk Festival and many more, Pollstar recently featured the band on their October 22 cover.

Since forming in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003, Trampled by Turtles always felt they were able to attain an energy on stage that cant be found in the studio. They were so comfortable playing on the road that they treated their previous albums recording processes like tours. For Stars and Satellites, however, Trampled by Turtles didnt want to simply try to recreate a live show. We wanted to make a record that breathes, explains Dave Simonett (guitar/vocals), musically we wanted to step out of our comfort zone. This record is all about going inward, Erik Berry (mandolin, vocals) adds, building a focused bond as players and friends, and bringing a different mindset to the sounds Trampled by Turtles can make. With the help of engineer Tom Herbers (Low, Jayhawks) the band moved into Soleil Pines, a log home outside of Duluth, to record. You know how sometimes they say 'less is more, notes Berry, thats what Stars and Satellites is about.

Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry and Ryan Young (fiddle). Within the contained music scene of Duluth, the members of the band did their own time in punk and rock bands, brandishing their electricity proudly before switching to acoustic instruments. While they never set out to be a bluegrass band, Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences, attitude and attack make for their unique sound.

Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry and Ryan Young (fiddle). Within the contained music scene of Duluth, the members of the band did their own time in punk and rock bands, brandishing their electricity proudly before switching to acoustic instruments. While they never set out to be a bluegrass band, Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences, attitude and attack make for their unique sound. After spending years refining their live show and building fans via word of mouth, Trampled by Turtles released Palomino to little fanfare out of the gates. The story quickly built and eventually the record spent over a year straight on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart. Along the way their one-of-a-kind live show and a video for the song Wait So Long, built them legions of fans.

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