In December 2012, COLD SATELLITE - the 6 piece band centered on the collaboration between critically acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault and award-winning poet Lisa Olstein - went into the studio to begin recording CAVALCADE, a sophomore album that both refines and concentrates the band's signature amalgam of rock, blues, and country.
Described by legendary music critic Greil Marcus as having, "...a country feel that puts the people who live in the Nashville charts to shame... then a deep ditch electric guitar takes a country song into the blues, and lets it go back where it came from," COLD SATELLITE pairs Lisa Olstein's visceral and imagistic language with Jeffrey Foucault's lyrical sensibility and the rawboned authority of a rock band to create a stripped down ethos that hearkens back to records by Crazy Horse and the Faces, Led Zeppelin and the Stones.
THE BACK STORY
Rising stars in their respective fields and longtime friends, Jeffrey Foucaultand Lisa Olstein began their collaboration at a distance. In the winter of 2007, when he was between albums and she was between books, Olsteinhanded Foucault a sheaf of unpublished poems and fragments. Home from the road and with his guitar in hand and a field recorder on the table, he approached each piece cold, creating songs by elision and arrangement and leaving the listener to unify the intentions of the two artists in a single experience. The result is an expansion of the notion of authorship, and an experiment in the invention of meaning. It's also rock n' roll.
Featuring a world-class lineup that includes Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums, Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass, David Goodrich (Chris Smither) on electric guitars, Alex Mccollough on pedal steel, and Hayward Williams on backing vocals, keyboards, and electric guitars, COLD SATELLITE weave together strands of primitive rock, blues, R&B, and country in a modern refiguring of the nexus of poetry and song.