The Supervillains Announce the Release of Their Newest Album
New Years celebrations are over and it’s time to get our noses back to the grindstone. The Supervillains are way ahead of the rest of us just emerging from our New Year’s stupor as they have been working hard for the release of their seventh full-length album Volume 8. The band’s own record label Rah Rah Records has kept us hooked with the screaming ballads from 2012’sRobots EP and the upbeat beach jams of 2011’s Postcards from Paradise LP. This upcoming year will not disappoint, along with the band’s transition to handling all production of the album in-house. Dan Grundorf, the band’s bassist and engineering mastermind, has mixed together a promising album.
According to Dom Maresco, the band’s drummer and singer, “The album is a collection of covers and re-mixes, with some brand new material thrown in as well”.
Several concert set-list favorites are getting some attention on this album with official studio treatment such as “Resin” (off of 2006’sGrow Yer Own) and the Slickers’ “Johnny Too Bad”. Covers such as “Where Is My Mind” originally done by the Pixies and “This Must Be True Love” by Toots and the Maytals can be found on the album amongst remixes of the band’s original songs.
Guest vocalists include Antonee First Class from the English Beat and FLA rapper DP. The horn section from Control This! gives “some serious punch” to the track “Bottom of the World” (from Postcards from Paradise).
In a previous Pier interview with The Supervillains, they mentioned their struggle in narrowing down the singles to re-work, yet their selections guarantee to stick with the band’s ever evolving spirit with new sounds and styles. “Some songs are chopped and screwed from the original masters, with a tasty list of guest vocalists”.
The band has taken a unique approach to releasing all 12 tracks on the album by dishing out one track per week starting February 5th. Full-length hard copies and digital release is scheduled for April 9th.
Upcoming Show Dates
Jan 12 @The West End in Sandord, FL
Jan 18@ Jakes Tavern in Sarasota, FL
Jan 19 @ Soldier City in St Cloud, FL
Jan 26 @ Propaganda in Lake Worth, FL
Feb 02 @ Beachside Tavern in New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Supervillains Links
Video of The Supervillains Live Acoustic Performance at The Social, Orlando, FL