Bursting out of Detroit, and the same studio where Greta Van Fleet got its start, Mac Saturn is music-first quintet that fuses the best of its members’ disparate influences into a high-energy and highly melodic sound that’s vibrant and infectious. With personal roots that go deep — frontman Carson Macc and guitarist Nick Barone have been playing together since they were teenagers — Mac Saturn has grooves at its heart, playing with a buoyant energy that makes dancing a command rather than an option, and with a dynamic scope that speaks to the group’s musical ambition, and precision. As drummer-turned-singer Macc puts it, “The songs are rock, but they’ve got that other thing going on — that funky, dancey, Motown, whatever you want to call it — that makes them our own thing.” Mac Saturn covers a lot of ground on its debut five-song EP Until the Money Runs Out, from the hip-swiveling “Diamonds” and “Mr. Cadillac” to the urgent punch of “Persian,” the treacly touch of “Ain’t Like You” and the rootsy restraint of “Plain Clothes Gentleman.” And Macc sings everything with the assurance and swagger that’s as much Harry Styles as MIck Jagger. As Detroit music journalist Gary Graff praised, “Mac Saturn’s muscle puts the band on a different plane than of what can be considered contemporary pop-rock.” Catch ’em on tour around North America this winter and get in on the ground floor of what will surely be the next significant band to hail from the historic heritage of the Motor City.
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