Mike Killeen releases new album May 10

Singer/songwriter Mike Killeen announced the release of his next album. Produced in Nashville at Cartoon Moon Recording Studio by Ken Coomer, the nine song collection is Killeen’s fifth studio album. Wilco and Uncle Tupelo fans may recognize Coomer as those groups’ bad ass drummer. Still wielding the sticks with a variety of touring artists, this three time Grammy-nominated producer has been working with the likes of Al Green and Stax’s great William Bell. Killeen is set to release his album on May 10, 2019 at the famed Eddie’s Attic venue in Decatur, Georgia.

The Bitterroots bring jam rock to Decatur

Local Decatur jam rock band, The Bitterroots, announce their new CD release and anniversary show. The famed Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia will feature a rock blast evening as the tables are moved aside to allow concert goers close up access to the acts. May 18th, 2019. Get your tickets now!

First Amplify Decatur Music Fest

Food trucks, craft beer and the ubiquitous funnel cake are on tap to feed the tummy while awesome music feeds the soul at the first Amplify Decatur Music Festival in Decatur, Georgia. LENZ and Eddie’s Attic are humbled sponsors of this three-day indoor and outdoor music event held on the Decatur Square on June 18, 2016.  At the world famous Eddie’ Attic music venue, acts such as Anthony D’Amato will take center stage, while a Prince tribute hosts multiple artists for the Sunday evening indoor festival finale.

Amplify Decatur Music Fest with artists including Kristen Englenz
Kristen Englenz featured performer at free concert

Outdoors, get your folk on, as from noon to 3 in the gorgeous downtown Decatur Square, four acts including The Magic Birds, The Dammages, Kristen Englenz and The Bitterroots rock on during the free concert. At 5 p.m., the venue transforms to a ticketed event with Atlanta favorite Eliot Bronson, Penny and Sparrow, Elephant Revival and Grammy nominated The Milk Carton Kids creating a special evening on the bricks.

Get your folk on!

Americana music at its best hits the Square in Decatur, Georgia on June 1, 2015

Get tickets at Amplifydecatur.org.  Various packages include the VIP package with private restaurants, complimentary cocktails and front row seats to the venue. See you there, on the Square!

Album touted as “Americana gem” by Paste Magazine

 Paste Magazine recently touted “Eliot Bronson” as an Americana gem

“An Americana gem” is what Paste Magazine calls the recently released album “Eliot Bronson”. The album hit #1 on the EuroAmericana charts, #1 on the Roots Music Chart and was named as one of the best albums of 2014 by more than 15 reviewers, DJ’s, and bloggers. Signed and numbered albums are available exclusively on Saturn 5 website.

Eliot Bronson
Eliot Bronson

The album and its namesake Bronson are touted by reviewers as having a “Dylan-like edge that the master himself might even have considered” (countrystandardtime.com), “one of the best releases this year” (glidemagazine.com), “Bronson may just be one of the finest singer/songwriter artists since Bob Dylan” (criticaljazz.com). Besides being voted in the Top Five Albums of 2014 by the EuroAmericana Charts, the album has been rated the #1 album of the year by ctlaltcountry.com and made Blurt’s Lee Zimmerman’s Top Ten of 2014, among many other rankings and reviews.

The album was tracked entirely analog in Nashville by acclaimed producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Anderson East). “The whole project, produced by Americana superstar recordist Dave Cobb is wonderful” (musiccittyroots.com). Eliot Bronson is a vibey, ten-song album with an uncluttered production aesthetic that highlights Bronson’s songwriting and his achingly beautiful vocals. “It’s an album that trades on both the simplicity of its production and the live approach Bronson and (Dave) Cobb took to recording” (bluegrass situation.com).

“It was quite a pleasure working with Eliot,” says Cobb. “He’s a brilliant lyricist and poet. We did the record live all together and the album feels timeless.”

Saturn 5 Records is dedicated to the production, promotion, and preservation of music that matters — Artists that are significant, enduring, and worth your time. The artists on Saturn 5 are the best songwriters and performers the label discovers in the worlds it inhabits.

“Poverty is Real” Featured in Documentary

Poverty is Real Featured in “What is Philanthropy?” Documentary

Atlanta-based Americana folk artist, Mike Killeen’s title track Poverty is Real, is featured with those from Patti Smith and Ziggy Marley in this introspective and fascinating view of philanthropy in the United States. Director Salvatore Alaimo interviews citizens, volunteers, and non-profit leaders to uncover the lack of knowledge of what philanthropy is in our communities, and how anyone can be involved.

Americana Artist Mike Killeen
Americana Artist Mike Killeen

An introduction to the video can be seen on YouTube at “What is Philanthropy?” documentary trailer.

The film has been touring the United States, accompanied by the director. A free screening of the film is followed by a panel discussion, hosted by the United Way of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3rd, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Loudermilk Center.

CD’s of the album Poverty is Real are available at the Saturn 5 Store, Amazon.com with digital downloads at iTunes and streaming on Spotify.

Dave Cobb nominated for Grammy

Dave Cobb, producer of Eliot Bronson’s self-titled album, is nominated for Grammy’s Producer of the Year.

Cobb produced country music sensation Chris Stapleton’s latest album, “Traveller”. Cobb was instrumental in creating the sound for the critically acclaimed “Eliot Bronson”. His fresh perspective on recording has him dubbed as the savior of country music and the new zeitgeist of Americana. Cobb has been nominated for several Grammy’s this year in the Americana field. Good luck, Dave!

Album touted as "Americana Gem"
Dave Cobb produced self-titled album available on Saturn 5 Records

S5R Releases Three Albums in August

Three Album Re-Releases Slated for WorldWide Distribution in August

Atlanta-based Americana folk artist, Mike Killeen, and Nashville’s Americana alt country artist, Nathan Beaver, have both signed independent deals with Saturn 5 Records located in Decatur, Georgia. The first venture for all parties is re-release of the artists’ most recent recordings with wide distribution to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon.com, Rhapsody and other digital media services through an exclusive arrangement with RedEye Worldwide.

“Saturn 5 is expanding, however, it’s focus is still Americana music,” states President and CEO, Richard Lenz. Building on the success of its first award-winning artist, Eliot Bronson, and leveraging the experience of publishing 12 albums with the national music non-profit, Poverty is Real, Inc., Saturn 5 announced today that is has signed two new artists. Saturn 5 is actively involved in the promotion of Americana music including music event planning and promotion, artist development, and publishing.

“Released in the spring of 2011, Poverty is Real was produced by Atlanmike-killeen-pirta’s Will Robertson. The record is a more muscular presentation of Mike Killeen’s songwriting than found previously, with crunchy electric guitars and raucous crash cymbals appearing throughout. An album with this title might be considered preachy, however, Killeen never goes there, choosing instead compelling arguments and emotions to influence the listener.

Originally from Athens, Georgia and now living in Decatur, Mike counts Bob Dylan, Vic Chesnutt, Nirvana, and Uncle Tupelo among his formative influences. BeAtlanta.com called Poverty is Real, “a collection of beautiful arrangements and meaningful lyrics.” The album’s title track is featured on Director Salvatore Alaimo’s recently released documentary, “What is Philanthropy?”

Nathan Beaver’s southern roots run deep. Don’t be fooled by his choir boy good looks and angelic voice. This alt country singer is bad ass. Beaver’s full length album Universal You and the extended play record, Everybody’s Out Tonight, are both being re-released on August 21. Both albums capture Beaver’s distinctive style of smooth-as-oak-barreled-whiskey vocals laced with edgy lyrics.

nathan-beaver-universal-youReleased in 2010, Universal You was produced by Atlanta’s Will Robertson. Paste Magazine praised the album as “stunning in its simplicity” while Music News Nashville gets to he core of Beaver’s tunes stating, his “forte is showing intimate moments in time.”

A Georgia native,Universal You was ten years in the making and reveals the care of its owner in musical choice and m Beaver now lives and works in Nashville. Growing up with parents who were lay ministers, Beaver sang weekly with his father. Once in college, he struck out on his own, moving from hymns to pure rock. He was a favorite in the Athens, Georgia music scene which fueled his decision to write songs and produce his own album. ature subject matters.

nathan-beaver-everybody-out-tonightBeaver has shared the stage with Shawn Mullins, Clay Cook, Ari Heist, Bain Mattox and Matthew Kahler, to name a few. Everybody’s Out Tonight, produced in 2011 at Atlanta’s Gallop Studios, is infused with a country music influence that seems to sit just right with Beaver’s consistently thoughtful lyrics and smooth vocals. Physical copies of all albums are available here at Saturn 5 Records. Download tracks or the album at iTunes or Amazon.com, and stream on Spotify, Pandora or other digital service providers.

All three albums are available on Amazon.com or right here at the Saturn 5 Store.

Special Offer: Limited Edition Collector’s Album

Limited Collector’s Edition “Eliot Bronson” on vinyl is being offered at the special price

Eliot Bronson
Eliot Bronson

In support of Record Store Day’s Vinyl Tuesdays, S5R announces that on Tuesdays, throughout the month of October 2015, the limited edition vinyl LP is available for $25.00 with free shipping in the United States. The first pressing albums are numbered, signed by the artist and include free download codes. There are limited copies available.  Order on ANY Tuesday in October to take advantage of this special offer.

Saturn 5 Signs Mike Killeen and Nathan Beaver

Saturn 5 announces two new artists to label

Saturn 5 announced on August 19th that it has signed two Americana artists to its label. Atlanta-based Mike Killeen and Nashville’s Nathan Beaver are now part of the label’s growing platform of the new generation of roots music. The first venture is re-release of three albums from the artist for wide digital distribution.

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