Billion Hands has been remixed by Dimitris Papaspyropoulos of Last Chance Music.
Listen to it here
Saso have been invited to play a couple of songs at the Media Future conference in Dublin in May.
We were on 'The Green Room' on Newstalk 106-108FM
2 songs and a few words with the host.
12.02.12 - Saso live at the Sugar Club
Saturday 28th January 2012
Guests: Little Green Cars
Admission €10.00 (student discount €5.00) at the door.
Interview with Jim on Explore Music (Canada)
Review of Exitudes at Evil Sponge
"Two words keep springing to mind. One is "sombre", but I mean this in the sense that it sounds serious and grave rather than miserable or depressing. The other word is "beautiful". Indeed, there are too many moments of beauty here to list them all, but that piano part that comes in halfway through Sooner Or Later towards the end of the album deserves a special mention. All in all, this really is rather lovely."
Review of Exitudes at Leicester Bangs
"It’s the vocals, though, that are now truly centre stage. ‘Unique’ is the word that comes to mind in any attempt to describe them - falsetto at the core, and a little on the downbeat side, as if the voices are seeking solace within the songs... I can't think of anything not to like on this album."
Review of Exitudes at We Are Noise
"A press release that says the band didn’t know what they were doing at a certain point (note to bands – more of that kind of thing). That puts them straight into my good books, but such candour will only take you so far if the music isn’t any good. Happily, it is very good. This is a very fine Irish album, and not just for daring to be different."
Saso on RTE Radio 1 - Arena
2 songs and interview with the host
Review of Exitudes at iTunes USA - Sun Sea Sky Productions
"Jim Lawler, Ben Rawlins, and Co. offer up an album that might be considered for some, like me, a life saver. Thank you Saso for continuing to make genuine heartfelt music in a world that sorely needs to hear your craft."
Second video from The Windmill Lane Sessions
First video from The Windmill Lane Sessions
Facts get a mention on Dutch Music site Ekaya
Review of Exitudes at Love Sound Magazine
"If you love Radiohead but hate Radiohead rip-off bands, then Saso is for you! The voice rivals Thom Yorke, and the quality rivals just about anyone… Dark, straightforward, slow, reverb, ambient, beautiful…. there are your tags. Another indescribable release that would be disappointing to pass up…."
Review of Exitudes at Metro Herald
"Their desolate angst-pop is delivered with such icy vigour it’s impossible not to be drawn into the mystery. Further points must be awarded for the gorgeous packaging in this age of downloads and file sharing, an LP as lovely to behold as to listen should be treasured."
Review of Exitudes at The Irish Times - The Ticket
"Exitudes continues with the core thread of simplicity and calm across 11 tracks, which virtually redefine the words mellow and downbeat. As winter kicks in with a vengence you just know that snow-covered hills will look all the more beautiful if the music playing along in your head is a Saso number."
Review of Exitudes at Irish Independent - Day and Night Magazine
"Dublin’s Saso: it’s good to have you back. Five years in the making, this stately, mournful and, in places exquisite album points to a labour of love."
Exitudes Album launch
DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines
Friday 14th October
Review of Exitudes at New Beats Media
"What Saso have done here is something that is often unheard in the days of downloads. They have created an album that is actually more than the sum of its parts. Each song has its own merits and style, and most — if not all — are wonderful on their own. It’s an album that has to be listened to again and again."
Review of Exitudes at Highbrowse
"What I enjoyed the most is the little behind the scenes effects hiding in the background like the water drops and chimes to the flicks of cello that really complete this album. Let’s hope that Saso don’t take another five years before we hear more."
Review of Exitudes at Babysue
"Saso is easily the best independent act we have ever heard to come out of Ireland. Extraordinary music in so many ways. TOP PICK."
Review of Exitudes at Leonard's Lair
"Saso choose to brood quietly in the corner. The result is intelligent, introspective rock music which reveals a little more of itself after each listen."
New video for Facts
Review of Exitudes at Derives
"Most of these tracks have an inexhaustible depth and quality, which will make every return to this album valuable, turning it into a classic slowcore album."
Review of Exitudes at Now It's On
"This is emotionally stirring music, certainly something that grows on me with each listen. Perfect soundscapes for the coming deep freeze."
Review of Exitudes at Harmless Noise
"It brims with warm vocals, acoustic tonics and ambling, mellow waves. There’s a slight uneasiness despite no detectable sense of urgency and it does seem as though the album had to be made, appearing all the better for it."
Review of Exitudes at Shout4Music
"A musical voyage reminding us of the increasingly forgotten merits of albums. The beauty of ‘Exitudes’ is that repeated listens reveal something new or previously overlooked."