Labor Day

We will be closed for Labor Day. Back on Tuesday for our normal hours. Probably gonna have some new arrivals to stock Tuesday morning as well…

See ya then!

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We’re bringing back our Special Order Program! 

Here’s how it works:
New releases come out every Tuesday. There are regularly over 200 different albums coming out. There is just no way we can bring in every title. So, we’re giving you a heads up on what is available. We can bring in anything you want. We’ll be updating the list every week and posting it here. 
You can place an order by emailing us at or by phone at (269) 381-0218

Here’s some of what’s coming out this Tuesday:

- Maroon 5 “V” [222 Records]
- Johnny Winter “Step Back” [Megaforce]
- R.E.M. “MTV Unplugged 2001” [Rhino]
- James Brown “Get On Up: The James Brown Story” [Soundtrack]
- Counting Crows “Somewhere Under Wonderland” [Capitol]
- Van Morrison “Complete Bang Sessions” [Cleopatra]
- Can “Ege Bamyasi” [Reissue] [Mute]
- Can “Tago Mago” [Reissue] [Mute]
- Can “Monster Movie” [Reissue] [Mute]
- Can “Soundtracks” [Reissue] [Mute]
- Pallbearer “Foundations Of Burden” [Profound Lore]
- Jason Mraz “Yes” [Atlantic]
- The Kooks “Listen” [Astralwerks]
- Crown The Empire “Resistance: Rise Of the Runaways” [Rise Records]
- The Vines “Wicked Nature” [Wicked Nature Music]
- Earth “Primitive & Deadly” [Southern Lord]
- Portishead “Dummy” [Reissue - Limited Blue Vinyl]
- Miles Davis Septet “Collector’s Item” [Reissue] [Fantasy]
- John Coltrane “Bye Bye Blackbird” [Reissue] [Fantasy]
- Sonny Rollins “Sound Of Sonny” [Reissue] [Fantasy]
- Madlib “Beats: Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton” [Stones Throw]
- Leon Russell “Life Journey” [Blue Note]
- God Help The Girl “S/T” [Belle & Sebastian side project] [Milan Records]
- The Pretty Things “Parachute” [Reissue] [Madfish Records UK]
- John McCallum “Surf Nazis Must Die” [Soundtrack] [Strange Disc]
- Half Japanese “Overjoyed” [Joyful Noise Records]
- The Haunted “Exit Wounds” [Century Media]
- Cattle Decapitation “Monolith Of Inhumanity” [Metal Blade]
- Spacemen 3 “Live At The New Morning Geneva Switzerland 18” [Mental Groove LTD]
- Sinoia Caves “Beyond The Black Rainbow” [Soundtrack] [Jagjaguwar]
- Castanets “Decimation Blues” [Asthmatic Kitty]
- Townes Van Zandt “Our Mother the Mountain” [Reissue] [Snapper UK]
- Mayhem “Grand Declaration Of War”

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We get a lot of compliments on our LP Bargain Bin. Some have even said its rhe best they’ve ever seen. Its a section often neglected at most record stores. Filled with Thrift Store rejects on their way to the garbage dump. Not at Satellite! We take pride in every part of the store and want you to have the best possible experience no matter what yr looking for or how much yr spending!

We know its exciting to find a Bargain Bin score! Taking a gamble on something simply because it looks cool or finding a cheap copy of a record you’ve been on the hunt for.

We’re excited to announce that the Satellite Bargain Bin you know and love just got way better!


Come get yr dig on! We’ll be open late tonight for the No Bails \ Die Rotzz show and again tomorrow night for the Brown Cow \ Alicia Dawn Smith \ Turner Cody \ Morgan Orion show.


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AVA LUNA Is Coming To Satellite!

We’ve been unveiling some pretty huge show announcements lately! We’re particularly excited about this one:

On Saturday, Sept 13th we’re hosting the wonderful AVA LUNA!


These folks dropped one of the best albums of 2014 so far (Electric Balloon, Western Vinyl). We stocked a few earlier this year and were totally blow away with their sound! Incredible Soul vocal harmonies on top of No Wave inspired grooves. Very experimental and yet completely accessible. Judging by the videos we’ve seen, their live show is going to be even better!

Check out this video for their single “Genesee” and you’ll see what we mean

Ava Luna is on tour with Celestial Shore. Give their album “10x” a spin and you’ll hear some excellent comparisons to The Pixies, Modest Mouse and The Zombies. We can’t wait to experience this show with all of you!

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We’ve been getting some amazing bands coming through the new store! We have three really big show announcements this week. The first is for BATTLE TRANCE on Tuesday, September 9th.

You many not know this band by name, but read on and we will try to convey just how incredibly excited you should be!

Battle Trance is an Avant-garde saxophone quartet from NYC led by tenor master Travis Laplante. You may have seen him in town before at either of his two solo shows or possible with his No Wave/Free Jazz group Little Women. If you were at any of those sets, then you already know this can’t be missed!

This will easily be the best saxophone playing you’ll hear all year. Maybe the best ever. We’re not exaggerating! This show will be a monumental, life changing experience. Cities like Kalamazoo aren’t always able to get shows of this caliber. We’re lucky to have them!

Battle Trance stretches the boundaries of music combining Modern Classical, Free Jazz and Noise. These are musicians at the top of their game. Completely on another level. Check this brief preview and mark yr calendars:

Openers for the night include local favorites Shoto and Surprise Attack.

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National Night Out Sidewalk Sale!

You may have heard about National Night Out. People all over Kalamazoo are grtting out and celebrating tonight! The VNA will be setting up outside of Cosmo’s hosting a potluck. Check yr local listings for other events happening around you.

Satellite is jumping on the train with a world class Sidewalk Sale! We just put out some Bargain Bin gold. Fresh arrivals and some stuff we’ve been hiding for the past few weeks. Some killer titles in there!

Best part:

That’s right. Straight up half off. The good stuff won’t last! Get here ASAP start digging!


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Have You Been To Satellite Yet??

Without a doubt, moving the record store has been the decision we’ve ever made! Ever since re-opening on July 1st, we’ve been killing it! Nothing but love from the community. Excellent in-store shows. And more incoming New Arrival music and movies than we’ve ever had before! The amount of cool stuff coming in here is just staggering. If you haven’t checked out the new spot yet, yr missing out! We’ve stocked so much vinyl over the past month that you could easily lose several hours diggin’ through the stacks.

We’ve also got some pretty incredible daytime events coming up! NYC legends Oneida will be stopping by tomorrow (8/31) for a 1pm performance + meet & greet.


We just confirmed today that Heavy Times will be playing the store on Saturday, August 16th!
Satellite Records is Kalamazoo’s new hot spot!



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