Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Superions – The Superions

Here is a new EP from a band featuring Fred Schneider from the B-52s. It has the same weird themes as his other band, but is more quirky electro space rock than sixties homage. The vocals are more restrained and somewhat better for it. They are almost robotically intoned, nay read over the top of various blippy, early eighties futuristic pop tunes. The subjects vary from being seduced by aliens in Those Sexy Saucer Girls, or the perils of shoplifting on Who Threw That Ham At Me. There are four versions on this seven track EP of their first single Totally Nude Island and a further version of Who Threw That Ham At Me. The Casper & The Cookies remix of the latter, adds a little zing to the song. Of the Totally Nude Island remixes, the best is the Marshmallow Coast remix, which is spectral and spacey, and seems to slow the song down and help it breathe, making it more sinister in the process.

The Superions EP is out now on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records

The Superions myspace is here

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