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Clayton Margerum | vocals, guitars
Steve Brecht | lead and slide guitars
John Heubner | rhythm guitars and noise
Andrew Jacobs | Fender bass, vocals
Tom Chaffin | drums

Pushing the throttle open further, you burn across the California desert to make it back to Dryden before sunrise. The taste of her lipstick is still on your tongue, mixing with the bourbon and cigarettes. Saying goodbye to her was a blur, your thoughts already on your test flight in a few short hours. The grinding of your tires on the asphalt, the pounding in your head and the wind rushing past your open window mix together into a sound... The churning of bass and the wail of a guitar that comes down like a far-off train, chugging and whistling it’s way over the distant mountains. And now the drums hit harder...harder...this is the sound of you wishing you could forget her, wishing you could put her angel face behind you...this is the sound of They Were Only Satellites.
From Lancaster, Pennsylvania, They Were Only Satellites plays roots rock with influences of Elvis Costello, Wilco, Joe Jackson and ‘60s garage bands. Often compared to
Exile-era Stones, there is a definite punch-drunk swagger to their music that summons up blues, country and soul. While one moment is like a lonesome cry, the next can be a murderous howl of guitars. Formed in 2008, They Were Only Satellites has been orbiting over the Mid-Atlantic region, waiting for the signal from Ground Control to launch itself into a trajectory that covers the entire planet.

TWOS Bandcamp page
Stinging Nettles
A.J. - Producer/Engineer
Music For Everyone
Freedom Fest


Cut Her Down

Another Nail


Brewfest 2012  

Mt. Hope Winery. PA Ren. Faire.

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