NEWS





May 1, 2018


Record Announcement- 
A psychedelic parable inspired by a typographical error. The suicide of a friend. The
awkward outburst that read like black comedy at his funeral. An uptick of exposed sex
offenders. The fiery death and slow rebirth of a Detroit landmark. These ideas and more,
color the dark sarcasm of Black Wings, the newest offering from Jaye Thomas and Lisa
Poszywak, of Detroit post-punk duo, Rogue Satellites. Coming off of their longest break
between releases to date, they have crafted a very personal album that reflects on dark and
trying times.
In 2016, Thomas (guitar, vocals, programming), lost his lifelong friend, Matt, to suicide,
inspiring the heartfelt synth ballad, “Palest Blue.” Thomas is somewhat known for crossing
the line into social faux pas. He accidentally interrupted a sermon at the funeral when his
phone began to ring. As he struggled to silence the phone, people turned to stare at him. He
frustratedly burst, “Goddammit!” to the mortified shock of attendees. The song “Poison Mind”
describes this incident.
The single, “Bog Dog in the Breezeway” is a slow-burning psych jam. It describes a scenario
where two people on different kinds of drugs are unable to connect. It doubles as a metaphor
for people who view the world in different ways. The inspiration came when Thomas received
a cryptic message at work, “Do Not Enter Breezeway. Bog Dog!” He understood this was a
typo, but laughed and thought, “Bog dog in the breezeway? Are there mermen on the
mezzanine?”
Not long after the inception of Rogue Satellites, the Forest Arms apartment building, a Detroit
landmark, caught fire and was condemned for at least a decade. The band had been
scheduled to perform at a venue inside the building the day after it burned. It’s eventual
reopening sparked a sense of renaissance. “Your Forest Arms” is an examination of the
positives and the negatives of life in Detroit that pulls no punches.
Sonically and thematically, the album picks up where the last album left off. Opening with the
synth-heavy rocker, “Black Wings”, which was distilled from the interlude that closed 2015’s
Bees and Snakes. The record ends with the ambling meditation, “Voices”. Poszywak (vocals,
synth, bass) poses a simple question: “What are the voices you hear late at night in your
mind?”
Black Wings is slated for a July 13th 2018 release. The album will be available on vinyl
(Space Camp Records, Detroit) and cassette (Midwest Action, Chicago), in addition to being
available on digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.)

October 21, 2017

We are nearing the end of tracking our next full length album (working title, "Black Wings") at Space Camp Studios. Look out for a release from us in Spring 2018. 


November 28, 2015

The 12" vinyl version of Bees and Snakes is officially ready for purchase! It can be ordered  Here or at any of our shows. To celebrate the release, we are hosting a vinyl listening party at Corktown Studios in Detroit. Here, you'll be able to purchase a limited edition version, that will probably only be available at this event. Hope to see you there. 

September 26 2015

Our new LP, "Bees and Snakes" is officially out! It can be purchased here, and virtually anywhere digital music is sold. 

July 27 2015

Our new LP, "Bees and Snakes" is in the mastering stage! We look forward to releasing it on September 26, 2015 at PJ's Lager House. More details to follow. 

January 5, 2015

Later this month, RS is scheduled to start work on a new LP.  Once again, we will be working with our honorary third and fourth members, Eric Oppitz and Sean Morrow at Space Camp Studios.


May 31, 2014

On June 14th, 2014 Rogue Satellites will celebrate the release of two new singles on one 7” vinyl record.  The records will be cut on “coke-bottle clear” vinyl, featuring unique cover art for each single.  The singles, Another Well Meaning Vampire and Clean Lines Dirty Life were recorded at Space Camp Studios in Ferndale in early 2014, and mark a return to Rogue Satellites’ pop sensibility. The release will include a free digital download, including remixes by Detroit artists, Revoir and Shyguy. 

There will be a record release party on June 14th, at PJ’s Lager House in Corktown Detroit.  The party will feature performances by Rogue Satellites, Dutch Pink, Siamese, and DJ Eugene Machine.  Doors will open at 9pm, with a $7 admission.

Records will be available for purchase on June 14th at the release party, and at Detroit area independent record stores, as well as on Bandcamp: www.roguesatellites.bandcamp.com


October 7, 2013
We have recorded two songs for an Elliott Smith tribute compilation called Everybody Cares Everybody Understands. It will be available for download starting October 21.


June 1, 2013
Other Angels has finally arrived.  We are excited to share it with the world.  It can be found on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify and more!  There will be a release party tonight at The Old Miami in Detroit with special guests, The Philter and Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor.

May 4, 2013
Tonight we play Blowout.  We will be at the Ferndale Public Library starting at 10:10.  There are new tour dates posted, as well!

April 1, 2013
The release date of our new LP, Other Angels has been set for June 1.  We will be having a release party at the Old Miami and sharing the stage with top-shelf Detroit rockers Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor and The Philter.  We can't wait to share this music with you!

March 9, 2013
Rogue Satellites will be performing tonight at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit for the opening reception of a show called WOMEN, which happens to feature a painting by Lisa Poszywak!

February 12, 2013
Friend, artist and Rogue Satellites collaborator, Alice V. Schneider recently took a nasty spill and broke her leg.  There will be a benefit on March 21 at Small's to help with her medical expenses.

January 27, 2013
Other Angels is back from mastering and it sounds great.  We can't wait to share it with the world!  More information will be posted here as it's available.

December 20, 2012
With the end of the world not really upon us, we are proud to report that we're nearly finished with our new LP, Other Angels.  Look for it in early 2013.  More information will be posted here as it's available.