The story behind how band members meet is typically an interesting topic of conversation when they are interviewed for a press release. This is no exception with Superorganism, as their story is incredibly unique, much like their dynamic brand of music. The group consists of eight members, spanning the globe from England, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. A large portion of the group met and formed a band called The Eversons, with now-lead vocalist Orono Noguchi finding the group from her YouTube recommends playlist, only to later submit vocals to an Eversons’ demo that the group collectively loved. With that, Superorganism relocated to London, England to form the majority of their debut, self-titled album.
With a recent stamp of approval from Sir Elton John himself and a shiny new record contract with Domino Records, Superorganism have crafted one of the strangest and mesmerizing debut albums to come out in quite some time. Featuring a blend of samples, programmed beats, heavy synths, and delicate vocals from Noguchi, the group is quickly making a name for themselves.
The Wonder Years’ “Key Studio Sessions” are now up for your viewing pleasure.
Tancred have released their new song “Something Else.”
Echo and the Bunnymen will release their new album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, on October 5th. The album features new versions of songs from their back catalog, plus two new songs. Today they’ve shared the new version of “Seven Seas.”
The Fever 333 have released their new single, “Trigger.”
Maps & Atlases have released their new song “Violet Threaded.”
Franz Ferdinand performed “Glimpse of Love” on Kimmel last night.
Ryan Adams performed on the season finale of The Voice last night.
Victor Mather, writing for The New York Times:
N.F.L. players will be allowed to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, but their teams will be fined by the league if they go onto the field and kneel, according to new rules adopted by owners on Wednesday in an effort to defuse an issue that escalated last season into a national debate catalyzed by President Trump.
This is so unbelievably stupid.
Damon Lindelof has shared a note to Watchmen fans about his new HBO series:
We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago. Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted. They will, however be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we’d be fools not to sample them.
Pre-orders for Between the Buried and Me’s Automata II are now up.
Enter Shikari have released a video for “Undercover Agent.”
Side One Dummy have posted up pre-orders for The Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound Sessions (containing previously unreleased demos). It’ll be out on June 15th and some packages come with a new 60-page photo book.
Panic! at the Disco has released the new song “High Hopes.”
Kaustubh Pandav, of Lucky Boys Confusion, has a new project called The Hoodie Life. The video for the piano backed ballad, “D T L A,” was released last week.
Good Charlotte have signed with BMG to release their new album later this year. The press release can be found below.