Satellite 66 is the brainchild of guitarist/singer Josh Seib (ex-Brando, ex-Marmoset) who started the group in 1996 in Bloomington, Indiana. Inspired by the lo-fi, self-recorded aesthetic of the era, Satellite 66 fashioned it's sound in the tradition established by Sebadoh, Guided by Voices, Grandaddy, Galaxie 500, and Yo La Tengo. The current incarnation of the band is hitting it's stride in 2004, thanks in large part to the recent addition of new personnel, including drummer Jude Lemrow, bassist David Resnick and veteran guitarist Ted Cho (ex-Poi Dog Pondering). Today, Satellite 66 turns out graceful, multi-layered rock that broods and snarls as often as it shimmers. Following up the acclaimed 2000 LP It Seems Like, Satellite 66 released Grasshopper in April 2004, the band's second full-length on Bloomington's Smokeylung Recordings. True to it's ideals, the group recorded and mastered the record itself in it's own basement studio. Satellite 66 has also established a vibrant live show to compliment it's dynamic recordings, and has shared bills with many indie notables, including the Walkmen, Archer Prewitt, the Apples in Stereo, and the Deathray Davies. The new album, Grasshopper, is now available. Smokeylung Recordings - home to Brando and Gentlemen Caller, among others - will release the record. Satellite 66 is: Josh Seib, songwriter/guitar/vocals Ted Cho, guitar Jude Lemrow, drums David Resnick, bass.