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Sputnik The Band

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With the release of "See You In Mendocino", Sputnik The Band brings out a classic pop-rock approach. Laced with addictive melodies, warm undertones, and plenty of character, the single boasts the aesthetic of pop coated indie anthems. 

 

"See You In Mendocino” was inspired by the movie “East of Eden” starring actor James Dean.  Sputnik the Band were invited to be part of a special James Dean Event held at The Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville Ca as well as up at The Little River Inn and Mendocino Art Center called “Drive to Eden”. See You In Mendocino was the theme song for this special event honoring the film and James Dean and his good friend Lew Bracker.

We really tried to capture the spirit of the film, John Steinbeck, James Dean and his character Cal, the Northern California coast and of course the free spirit of being on the open road," Explains the band of their single.

Sputnik The Band all met in a music scene in the Lower East Side of New York after the drummer Nigel Rawles and a producer heard a track written by the band's songwriter and vocalist Genie Morrow called Sputnik (Song for Laika)” which was written about a cute little dog who was sent to outer space by the Russians.

 

They recorded the song and took the name for the band. 

Mic Rains joined the band playing guitar along with Pemberton Roach on bass (both of which had a hand in producing), and Joe Drew joined on trumpet completing the lineup once and for all.

The band has albums 333 and The Lew Bracker Album both produced by Carl Glanville (Keith Richards, U2, Frank Sinatra) along with earlier releases under their belt and is currently working on an upcoming album set to drop this summer.

Although "See You In Mendocino" speaks volumes for the band, to get a full understanding of their sound, thier other releases are a must hear. 

Their music is available for streaming and download on all major platforms and the band is excited as they ramp up for their album. 

 

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