Stars and Satellites is an album by Minnesota based bluegrass group Trampled by Turtles, released April 10, 2012, on their label BanjoDad Records. According to Dave Simonett, the creation of their sixth studio album started in the fall of 2011. Their studio was a log home outside Duluth, where they moved furniture aside, set up some microphones and started to develop the album. According to Keith Goetzman, Trampled by Turtles have built a reputation and a fan base from playing punk-tempo bluegrass. For instance Reed Fischer states, the song "Wait So Long, " a track from 2010's chart-topping Palomino, proved to be just the song to make a rowdy audience. But on their latest album, Stars and Satellites, they slowed their pace and take a more contemplative approach to making music. Lead singer Dave Simonett said, "From the start we knew that we didn't want to go back to trying to recreate a live show with our new endeavor. We wanted to make a record that breathes. We wanted it to feel and sound warm and more like one piece of work than several pieces put together."