Pure, unadultered heart break. We’ve all been there. Whether it was the one that got away or the one that never knew, we’ve all experienced that “my heart got mowed down worse than Mufasa” type of feeling. Ouch. But no matter how different each of our stories are, there is always a common thread, and with Trampled by Turtles‘ latest album release, Stars and Satellites, they seem to be holding the weaving needle. With lyrics like “One moment of peace that would suit me so fine/There’s echoes and glimpses of beautiful times,” it’s hard for one to not relate in one way or another.
But Trampled by Turtles does more than write beautiful, linking lyrics. They’ve got the musicality to bring it full circle. The Minnesota quintet is made up of Ryan Young on fiddle, Dave Carroll on banjo, Erik Berry on mandolin, Tim Saxhaug on bass, and Dave Simonett on guitar and lead vocals. Along with their original songs, Trampled by Turtles have done a few amazing covers including The Pixies “Where Is My Mind” and Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” that are more than boast worthy.
As previously mentioned, Trampled by Turtles released their latest album in April of this year, and it’s their fifth and probably best release. And with appearances at this year’s Lollapalooza and Bonaroo, the band is reving their engines to keep their festival streak going with Austin City Limits in only a matter of weeks.
But if you can’t wait any longer, then you are in luck! Trampled by Turtles will be playing Friday, October 12 at La Zona Rosa with Punch Brothers. So get ready for some folk with heart and make your way out to the show.