Saetia

Infobox musical artist
Name = Saetia


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Background = group_or_band
Origin = New York City, New York, United States
Genre = Screamo

Years_active = 1997–1999
Label = Level Plane
Associated Acts = Hot Cross Off Minor The Fiction
URL = level-plane.com/saetia
Current_members = Billy Werner
Greg Drudy
Jamie Behar
Tucker Rule
Matt Smith
Past_members = Adam Marino
Alex Madara
Colin Bartoldus
Steve Roche

Saetia (pronounced like say-sha) was a New York City-based screamo band. Their name originates from a misspelling of the Miles Davis track "Saeta", from his album "Sketches of Spain", which, in turn, was named after the saeta, a religious tradition of flamenco music. (This is similar to fellow screamo band Joshua Fit For Battle, whose name was a corruption of the traditional American spiritual song "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho"; other members of Saetia later formed Off Minor, which is the title of a Thelonious Monk composition.)

Saetia had numerous members throughout its existence, with frequent changes in membership. The band's first bass player, Alex Madara, was affected by a severe allergic reaction which placed him into a coma for eight days, finally resulting in his death on 1998-12-14.

Their drummer, Greg Drudy, was the original drummer of the indie-rock band Interpol prior to their current popularity. He currently runs the record label Level Plane. Other members of the band continued their musical careers in numerous outfits, some of them joining screamo bands such as Off Minor, Hot Cross, and The Fiction, as well as the nu-metal band Instruction.

Saetia's final, posthumous single, "Eronel" was released under the Witching Hour label in 2000. The single contains three songs recorded by Steve Roche and mixed by Pat Kenneally.

Band members

*Billy Wernervocals on all
*Greg Drudydrums on all
*Jamie Behar – guitar on all
*Adam Marino – guitar on "Demo", "Saetia" 7", "Saetia" LP/CD
*Alex Madarabass on "Demo", "Saetia" 7"
*Colin Bartoldus – bass on "Saetia" LP/CD, guitar on "Eronel" 7"
*Steve Roche – bass on "Eronel" 7"
*Matt Smith – bass at final live performance

Discography

*Demo Cassette (Level Plane)
*"Saetia" - 7" (Level Plane)
*"Saetia" - LP/CD (Mountain Coop)
*"ABC No Rio Benefit" - CD (Level Plane)
*"A Retrospective" - CD (Level Plane)
*"Eronel" - 7" (Witching Hour)

External links

* [http://www.level-plane.com/php/band_detail.php?band_id=29 Band Profile at Level Plane Records]
* [http://www.level-plane.com/saetia/ Home page at Level Plane Records] "(the site is essentially defunct, having not been updated for a considerable amount of time)"


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