If you’re a fan of Christian ska (a surprisingly large sub-genre!), then you are probably well familiar with Five Iron Frenzy. Hell, if you just like good music in general, you may have come across them. And if you’re even slightly enamoured with Reese Roper’s ridiculously fun song writing, you would likely be interested in his other bands. There’s a few, but Brave Saint Saturn is definitely the best of them, having actually released two full-lengths.
There’s no ska at all, or even horns. Instead, we get bells, guitars, and some synthesizers, to create a sort of space-rock to go with the running theme of space travel â€“ they use it to draw parallels between the loneliness of space and the loneliness of trying to find yourself. Quite a bit more serious than FIF, they manage to strike a lot of chords, both figuratively and literally (haha, worst sentence I’ve ever written on here!).
They also are a lot less subtle about their Christian leanings than FIF, which might put some folks off. Regardless! There are some excellent tunes, and you don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate the messages they send.
From So Far From Home
Two-Twenty-Nine – (MP3, 8.2 MB)