Chad Deal 8:22 p.m., May 20
RIYL: The Album Leaf, Manuok, Mr Tube, the Black Heart Procession
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Influences: Cocteau Twins, Miles Davis, Barkmarket, Lilys, Jurrasic 5, Mum, Squarepusher, Radiohead, Boards of Canada, Fiona Apple, the Flaming Lips, Sigur Ros, the Rachels, Kronos Quartet, Sunny Day Real Estate, the Blackheart Procession, the Cure
Members of Via Satellite also play with the Album Leaf, Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects, and the Black Heart Procession. The band includes Scottish-born (but Mexican-Ukrainian by blood) Scott Mercado, aka Manuok.
Both Manuok and Via Satellite are signed to San Diego-based Loud and Clear Records. Mercado toured as a member of the Black Heart Procession, but did not formally join that group, and he's also performed with the Album Leaf, Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects, and Tristeza.
Singer/guitarist Drew Andrews (the Album Leaf) released a solo EP in 2008, I Could Write a Book.
As for Via Satellite, “We do everything we can experimentally and texturally,” says Andrews (who says his father is local music mainstay Sven-Erik Seaholm). “Dreamy stuff…kind of ethereal and cinematic.”