July 6, 2022

Lately, we’ve seen an entire wave of bands like Angel Du$t and Webbed Wing, popping out of the worlds of punk and hardcore however embracing the sounds of ’90s power-pop and bubblegrunge. The Seattle trio Supercrush completely matches the invoice. Collectively, the members of Supercrush have performed in heavier bands like Black Breath, Shook Ones, and Large Chew. As Supercrush, they dive into fuzzed-out hooks, and so they’re actually good at them.

In 2020, Supercrush launched SODO Pop, their first studio album. (2019’s By no means Let You Drift Away, their different album, was a set of beforehand launched singles.) This summer season, Supercrush will head out on a full US tour that’ll embody exhibits with likeminded bands like Alien Boy, Somerset Thrower, and LURK. They’ll additionally launch Melody Maker, a brand new EP of songs that they recorded through the SODO Pop classes. If their new single “Trophy” is any indication, these new songs gained’t be throwaways.

“Trophy” is an enormous, catchy, satisfying jam with starry-eyed vocals and an virtually mechanized stomper of a riff. In its muscular melodies, I can hear echoes of the Lemonheads, Teenage Fanclub, and perhaps even early Weezer. In director Che Hise-Gattone’s video, the band takes over an precise trophy retailer. The clip goes laborious on ’90s aesthetics, to the purpose the place we get heavy utilization of the fisheye lens. Under, take a look at that video and the Melody Maker tracklist.

01 “Good Smile”
02 “Hey Christine”
03 “Melody Maker”
04 “Trophy”
05 “Helium Excessive”

The Melody Maker EP is out 6/3 on the band’s personal KR Data label within the US, Debt Offensive Data in Canada, Erste Theke Tonträger in Europe, and Flake Data in Japan.

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