Superorganism unveil new song "crushed.zip" + confirm run of UK instores

Superorganism unveil new single “crushed.zip” – watch video here

Confirm run of UK instores

New album World Wide Pop out July 15th

Photo credit: Jack Bridgland


"An explosion of bubble-gum hooks, wild production ideas and genuinely poignant reflections about growing up" New York Times

“Their sound has found few parallels since the release of their 2018 self-titled debut” The Fader

“Teenager’ is a ridiculous, totally insane clash of cultures and styles that’s impossible to pin down but totally perfect in its evocations"PAPER

“There isn’t another band like Superorganism”Dork

“Spectacular”Clash


Today Superorganism share “crushed.zip”, the third track from their upcoming second album World Wide Pop (due July 15th), it takes their sound in a more melancholic direction whilst still underpinned by a soaring chorus and their signature sound effects.


Harry says of the song: “It's a musical journey through the anxieties and isolation that can arise from being an artist, it's ultimately delicious though”, whilst Orono adds: “I was thinking about Kanye and Elliott Smith a lot (which is most of the time). I wanted to do like a really depressing and personal song but with the most deliciously obnoxious pop packaging. Stuart Price’s production really elevated it to the next level.”


Watch the video for “crushed.zip” here.

Stream “crushed.zip” here.


The video is directed by AEVA - who directed the band’s previous videos for “It’s Raining” and “Teenager” – and features animations by Neirin Best, Dan W Jacobs, Wayne McCauslin and Nicholas Barnes that echo the emotions of “feeling so crushed”.


Alongside “crushed.zip”, the five-piece are pleased to announce a run of UK instores alongside the album release in July.


UK instore shows

15th July – Rough Trade East, London

16th July – Resident instore, Brighton

17th July (afternoon) - Pie & Vinyl instore, Portsmouth

17th July (evening) - Rough Trade instore, Bristol

18th July – Rough Trade, Nottingham

19th July – Jumbo, Leeds

20th July – Pryzm, Kingston


Superorganism have mutated and are now based around the core of Orono, Harry, Tucan, B and Soul but World Wide Pop also brings in an international set of collaborators including Stephen Malkmus, CHAI, Pi Ja Ma, Dylan Cartlidge as well as legendary musician and actor Gen Hoshino.


World Wide Pop blasts back with thirteen tracks that strike a balance between artifice and earnestness, between sci-fi silliness and existential intensity. A showcase for Superorganism’s newly deepened understanding of each other’s interests and impulses, the kind of creative convergence you’d expect when online friends start spending time together IRL (their debut was completed before the whole band had ever been in the same room at the same time).


Upcoming live dates

16th September – Chalk, Brighton

17th September – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

18th September – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow

20th September – Gorilla, Manchester

21st September – Scala, London

Tickets


World Wide Pop is available to pre-order on exclusive “Earth coloured” gatefold vinyl + signed print, standard gatefold vinyl, CD, cassette and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital


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