Brave Saint Saturn

Brave Saint Saturn

Infobox musical artist
Name = Brave Saint Saturn

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Origin = Denver, Colorado, U.S.
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Genre = Astro rock, Christian rock
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Years_active = 1995 - Present
Label = Five Minute Walk
Tooth & Nail Records Department of Biophysics
Associated_acts = Five Iron Frenzy
Current_members = Reese Roper
Keith Hoerig
Dennis Culp
Andrew Verdecchio
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Brave Saint Saturn is a Christian rock band formed in Denver, Colorado in 1995.cite web | url= | title=Brave Saint Saturn | work=Christianity Today | accessdate=2007-11-21] The band is a side-project of former members of Five Iron Frenzy (FIF) started by Reese Roper. The band calls their music style "astro-rock". The band also coined and encourages the use of "BS2" as a short nickname for the band.cite book | last=Powell | first=Mark Allan | title=Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music | year=2002 | publisher=Hendrickson Publishers | location=Peabody, MA | isbn=1-56563-679-1 | edition=1st edition | pages=pp. 107]


Before the band was signed, they were called Astronaut. As a result "Astronaut Versions" of several early BS2 songs exist. The "Astronaut Version" of "Two-Twenty-Nine" is available on the compilation "Manna 2 Go" (fifty280 records). An otherwise unreleased Astronaut song, "Albatross," is also available on "Green Manna" (fifty280 records) [cite web | url= | title=Label Info for Fifty280 Records | work=Dr. Industrial | accessdate=2008-10-11]

Some reviewers consider Brave Saint Saturn as a generally more serious band than the often light-hearted FIF. As the former leader of FIF, Roper found FIF too straightforward fun for expressing feelings of loneliness and abandonment. BS2 is the platform for the more depressed and sad lyrics which Roper has written. When speaking of the band Roper states that "I've tried to show the redemption and peace of God through tragic things. I think overall the lyrics are about … hope."

BS2 often uses the vastness of space as a metaphor for loneliness. With this in mind, the band used NASA recordings and electronic samples on their first two albums.

The third and final album of the "Saturn 5 trilogy," [cite web | url= | title=Anti-Meridian | work=Brave Saint Saturn | accessdate=2008-10-10] "Anti-Meridian", was released on 2008-09-15. The physical album in only available through the band's website store, but digital copies were made available at various online digital music stores. [citation | title=Yet another NEW song! | accessdate=2008-10-10 | date=2008-09-12 | publisher=MySpace]


*Reese Roper: vocals, guitar
*Keith Hoerig: bass
*Andrew Verdecchio: drums
*Dennis Culp: background vocals, bass, guitar

Originally Verdecchio was not part of Brave Saint Saturn, however he joined them just before they made their second album.


*"So Far from Home" (June 20, 2000)
*"The Light of Things Hoped For..." (March 25, 2003)
*"Anti-Meridian" (September 15, 2008)


External links

* [ Brave Saint Saturn official site]
* [ Official Message Board]
* [ Anti-Meridian]
* [ The Officially Unofficial Web Site]
* [ Tooth & Nail Records]
* [ Interview] "Jesus Freak Hideout"

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