Los Angeles-based, alt/hard rock duo, Satellite Citi, are gearing up to release “Blue Orchid,” a sleek version of The White Stripes’ hit. Produced by Yury Anisonyan and directed by Rosie Geozalian, the band’s visual interpretation of the song in our video is a symbol of society taking advantage of something pure (a white orchid) and destroying it (turning it blue). The band is set to release an all-original album, Negative Space, this Summer that was split between Anisonyan and Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo) on production.
Originally solo artists, Shaunt Sulahian (guitar/backing vocals) and Anna Gevorkian (lead vocals/drums) discovered that their styles and musical chemistry meshed after trading solo work. After playing several acoustic shows and festivals, the band evolved into the rock band they are today. Combining Anna’s melodic vocals and funk-rock drumming style with Shaunt’s dynamic guitars and background in heavy metal, the two craft a sound reminiscent of acts like Wolfmother, Muse and Royal Blood. In April 2015, the pair dropped their video, “Rock Bottom,” commemorating the 100th year of the Armenian Genocide. Produced by Anisonyan and directed by Anna’s sister, Audrey Gevorkian, the video was nominated at the Pomegranate Film Festival and is an homage to the duo’s heritage. In 2016, Satellite Citi followed suit with videos, “Alive” and “Rootless,” and since then, have been working alongside Anisonyan and Wood to record their debut. They will be releasing video content to accompany each track on the new LP.
Stay tuned for more to follow Satellite Citi’s shredder of a cover.