Six Finger Satellite

Once in a while, a band comes along that has the sheer intention of hitting you in the guts. Six Finger Satellite are one of those bands.

A volatile mixture of any of Steve Albini’s pet projects (Shellac, Rapeman, Big Black, etc.) and the quirky synthpunk stylings of bands like Devo and Suicide, Six Finger Satellite came to prominence in the early 1990s as part of the influential wave of Sub Pop acts. Formed in Rhode Island, the band incorporated a slew of buzzing synths into an fast, abrasive, and jagged punk template- creating some furiously catchy and violent tracks.

Over the course of ten years, the band would release four records and a few eps under Sub Pop before splitting up. Members of the band went on to join the Chinese Stars, the Juan Maclean, and most notably, the LCD Soundsystem.

Today’s tracks are two of the standouts from their 1995 sophomore effort, Severe Exposure:

download Six Finger Satellite- ‘Rabies (Baby’s Got the)’
download Six Finger Satellite- ‘Parlour Games’

and as a visual treat, here’s a live performance of ‘Man Behind the Glasses’ from a show that appears to be in someone’s living room:

One Response to “Six Finger Satellite”

  1. this band at my like is a real shit

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