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Satisfact

The Third Meeting At the Third Counter

(K)

Often unjustly tagged as 80s new-wave-wannabes because of the analog synthesizers that weave through their songs, Satisfact is really more of a fully modern post-punk band that has earned its chops from dwelling in the space-rock stratosphere. Informed by Gang of Four, Joy Division, Fugazi, and Spacemen 3, this last album of Satifact’s career clocks in at a mere 30 minutes. But what a dizzying ride that half-hour is! Twisted guitar riffs and jams intertwine with funky rhythms and hypnotic synthesizers. The bad news is that Satisfact has broken up—Josh Warren and Chad States have formed a new group, fcs north, while Matt Steinke is playing with both Octant and Mocket. The good news is they’ve gone out with a bang and not a whimper.

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Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.


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