Superorganism sign worldwide deal with Domino, release new single 'Something For Your M.I.N.D.'
6th September 2017
Occasionally, along comes a band that perfectly captures so much of what is exciting about music right now. In 2017, mining the golden moments of pop’s past, sights firmly set on the giddy possibilities of music’s future, emitting an infectious sense of wonky fun and producing a kaleidoscopic riot of sound and visuals, that band could well be Superorganism.
Superorganism is a sprawling, multi-limbed collection of international musicians and pop culture junkies. They number eight in total - recruited from London, Japan, Australia and New Zealand - seven of whom now live together in a house-stroke-DIY studio-stroke-band HQ in Homerton, east London.
It was in this house, in early 2017, that the collective had their musical Big Bang! moment. Though they’d previously created music and visuals together, this was something distinctly fresh. They sent the track to their friend Orono, a Japanese student who at that time was studying at high school in Maine, New England. Orono wrote and recorded a vocal part and pressed ‘reply’. What came back across the Atlantic was an intoxicating piece of idiosyncratic, technicolor pop. That track was ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D.’. Superorganism was born.
At that point it’s unlikely any of the members would have expected to hear that song - or Superorganism’s debut AA single ‘It’s All Good’ / ‘Nobody Cares’ - played by Frank Ocean or Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig themselves on their respective radio shows. Or that the band’s identity would be the subject of so much speculation. Or that they would sign a deal with the legendary independent Domino label. Or that there’d be such demand to see Superorganism live that their debut UK show would take place at London’s 700 capacity Village Underground venue. But over the last few months, such is the trajectory of this unique band that that is exactly what has happened.
Today, following a huge amount of online chatter ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D.’ finally gets a full single release. The track will be available on all digital services, as well as a limited-edition, one-sided etched 7” with download card. it is their debut release on Domino.
Speaking about the track, Superorganism’s Orono states:
"SFYM was created purely online. My buddies in London sent me the demo on Facebook, then I wrote the lyrics and recorded the vocals on Garageband via my Macbook microphone in about an hour or two... then it was pretty much done! We just had to add a couple of key missing ingredients to the mix: some sweet backing vocals, a sick artwork, Tucan's magical touch to make the track sound even more dope, and chemical X.
We're more than excited to bring this song to back to life (officially) and to let it, once again, fluoresce on the dark corners of the Internet."
'Something For Your M.I.N.D.' is available to pre-order now as a limited edition, etched 7" vinyl. Pre-order via the link here, released 10th November 2017.
Meanwhile, Superorganism are delighted to announce a run of live dates across the UK, Europe and US. Following a debut live show at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival on 22nd September, they will play their first ever UK show at London’s Village Underground on 5th October. Dates across Europe follow before December sees Superoganism’s debut US shows – at Brooklyn’s House Of Yes on 12th December and Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge on 14th December.
Full dates below, with further information here.
22nd Sep Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
5th Oct Village Underground, London, UK
14th Oct Band On The Wall, Manchester, UK
21st Oct Primavera Club, Madrid, Spain
22nd Oct Primavera Club, Barcelona, Spain
28th Oct London Calling, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2nd Nov Beacons Metro, Leeds, UK (with Jungle)
17th Nov Sonic Visions Festival, Luxembourg
12th Dec House Of Yes, Brooklyn NY, USA
14th Dec The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles CA, USA