J.C. Satàn is the meeting between the talented kid Arthur (Polar Strong, The Meatards, Crane Angels, etc.) from Bordeaux and Paula from Torino Italy a drawer, dj and booker of underground shows.
They were noticed already from their first LP “Sick Of Love” (Slovenly Record –USA- 2010) followed by their excellent second LP “Hell Death Samba” (Slovenly Records – 2011) which had major critical and public success. Between those albums they have done various collaborations with groups as Le Pecheur, Vermillion Sands and with the french label Born Bad Records.
For their third album, “Faraway Land”, the group joins the young and talented Parisian label Teenage Menopause (Catholic Spray, Prince Harry, Jack of Heart).
As usual the band refuses to fall into repetition and instead travels out of the comfort zone. They are exploring the musical landscapes of Pixies and The Queen of the Stone Age but never losing their own sound.
J.C. Satàn is, with the audacious and perplexing Faraway Land, blowing up the rules of the garage music.
For fans of Thee Oh Sees, The Feeling of Love, Ty Segall, Queen of the Stone Age, Pixies, Moldy Peaches …
“A killer rock record in this day and age is a near miracle. Here we have one though, courtesy of two Italian guys and two French women. Back and forth male/female vocals, great guitar leads, and myriad approaches to the form: the last 50 years of rock n roll distilled to perfection.”
Dan Shea for
BOSTON HASSLE – january 2012
“These guys really know how to make a short song drive. Brief and to the point, these riffy tracks deliver an infectious sort of catchiness to bob your brain to. This record is a demented, crunchy, cake of garage-fuzz-pop-psych iced with a healthy layer of thick noise. Spin away, there are two sides of awesome here to chose from.”
Surfer Rosa for KFJC Radio – january 2012
“What’s really interesting is that, for the most part, J.C. Satàn is the most experimental band that seems to be on Slovenly. Not distorted, loud-as-shit, crazy experimentation; they’re not afraid to break away from what seems natural to themselves, and instead just try different sounds [...]. The rest of the album is worth checking out, but be warned to not expect each song to sound like the previous jam.”
Burgers Rana for GET BENT – november 2011
“Shadows stretch over lysergically-haunted and strangely moving songs [...]. The end result lies somewhere between Jefferson Airplane reinvented as a lo-fi band and Os Mutantes had they never seen the sun. A Major musical bummer then; but in the very best possible way.”
Ben Myers for MOJO – december 2010