Steve Amaral

Steve Amaral, formerly of Red Star Memorial and Popgun, has joined forces with other like-minded folk—we’re talking Bobby Jordan, Andy Vaughn, Chris Amaral and Tom Amberson—to form a new pop-rock outfit they’re calling the Mission Satellite. Check out for upcoming shows. In the meantime, if you’re curious about the band’s influences, here’s a Playlist compiled by Steve.

1. “Rosalie”
by Alejandro Escovedo (from A Man Under the Influence)

2. “Bungee Jumping People Die”
by AntiProduct (from Consume & Die … The Rest Is All Fun)

3. “Dig a Pony”
by the Beatles (from Let it Be … Naked)

4. “Saving Grace”
by Tom Petty (from Highway Companion)

5. “Don’t Bring Me Down”
by Electric Light Orchestra (from Discovery)