Born in a rural upstate NY town of 500 people, Cara Beth Satalino aka Outer Spaces, studied studio composition at Purchase College, where she also met her bandmate and life partner Chester Gwazda (producer of the first three Future Islands albums, and Dan Deacon’s Bromst and America, among others). The Baltimore-based artist’s new album Gazing Globe documents Satalino’s effort to find herself through the creation of her own esoteric world of pop songs.
While writing Gazing Globe, Satalino felt lost and listless, after she and Gwazda decided to take a break from their long-term relationship. To deal with her anxiety and self-doubt, and ultimately evolve emotionally and spiritually, she began a daily meditation practice, and writing songs. “I think I was trying to get back to myself and my identity, separate from my relationship,” says Satalino. The result of her efforts is a collection of Murmur-era REM-esque power-pop songs, full of catchy guitar riffs, sonically juxtaposing her despondent perspective.
released June 28, 2019
All songs written by Cara Beth Satalino
Produced by Cara Beth Satalino and Chester Gwazda
Guitar and Vocals: Cara Beth Satalino
Keys, Bass Guitar: Chester Gwazda
Drums: Rob Dowler
Violin on Gazing Globe and Album For Ghosts: Marty Satalino
Saxophone on Y.W.L.G.O.M.L: Ryan Syrell
Recorded and Mixed by Chester Gwazda and Jared Paolini at Tempo House in Baltimore, MD
Mastered by Sarah Register
Cover photo by Morissa Rothman-Pierce