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Friday, March 18, 2022

Newsletter: Superorganism announce new album World Wide Pop, due July 15th


Photo credit: Jack Bridgland

When the first Superorganism music surfaced in 2017, the group’s in-your-face aesthetic — a post-everything mishmash of psychedelic indie pop and fizzy, funky electronica — quickly began to resonate with the likes of Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, Jehnny Beth and Gorillaz as well as finding them legions of fans across the world.  

Today, Superorganism announce their eagerly awaited return with news of their second album; entitled World Wide Pop and due for release on July 15th, it is their first new music since 2018’s self-titled debut. 

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. 
Blasting back with thirteen tracks that strike a balance between artifice and earnestness, between sci-fi silliness and existential intensity, World Wide Pop is 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).

Alongside the album announcement, Superorganism are pleased to reveal the first cut from the record, “Teenager”. Featuring good friends and former tour mates Chai and Pi Ja Ma, “Teenager” celebrates holding onto the raw passion and emotion of those formative years and is a rejection of cynicism. It is produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers), who Superorganism tapped to help them achieve the IMAX-sized sheen that their bedroom recordings have always aspired to. The resulting palette on “Teenager” and across the record melds millennium-era synth schmaltz with glitchy wild-eyed weirdness, a textural upgrade that never betrays Superorganism’s signature playfulness.

The joyous video for “Teenager” was directed by AEVA and features actor and comedian Brian Jordan Alvarez (Will and Grace) who is also known for his fervent dancing on YouTube. As fans of these videos, the band reached out to Alvarez to invite him into the immersive, technicolour and wild world of Superorganism and the outcome is not to be missed.  

1. Black Hole Baby
2. World Wide Pop
3. On & On
4. Teenager (feat. CHAI & Pi Ja Ma)
5. It’s Raining (feat. Stephen Malkmus & Dylan Cartlidge)
6. Flying
7. Solar System (feat. CHAI & Boa Constrictors)
8. Into The Sun (feat. Gen Hoshino, Stephen Malkmus & Pi Ja Ma)
9. Put Down Your Phone
11. Oh Come On
12. Don’t Let The Colony Collapse
13. Everything Falls Apart

Alongside the album news, Superorganism have announced tours for UK, Europe and North America. 

Upcoming live dates
3rd September – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
4th September – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
5th September – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg
6th September – Hole 44, Berlin
7th September – Praga Centrum, Warsaw
9th September – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague
10th September – DasWERK, Vienna
12th September – Club Volta, Cologne
13th September – Rotonde – Botanique, Brussels
14th September – La Trabendo, Paris
16th September – Chalk, Brighton
17th September – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
18th September – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow
20th September – Gorilla, Manchester
21st September – Scala, London
27th September – Portland House of Music, Portland, ME
29th September – Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
30th September – Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
1st October – Paradise, Boston, MA
2nd October – L'Astral, Montreal, QC
3rd October – Axis, Toronto, ON
5th October – Skully's, Columbus, OH
7th October – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
8th October – Majestic, Madison, WI
9th October – Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
11th October – Meow Wolf, Denver, CO
12th October – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
14th October – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
15th October – Neumos, Seattle, WA
16th October – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
19th October – The Ritz, San Jose, CA
20th October – August Hall, San Francisco, CA
21st October – The Regent, Los Angeles, CA
22nd October – The Music Box, San Diego, CA
24th October – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
25th October – Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM
27th October - Scoot Inn, Austin, TX
28th October - White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
29th October - Club Dada, Dallas, TX
1st November – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
2nd November – Basement East, Nashville, TN
3rd November – Motorco Music Hall, Durham, NC
4th November – 930 Club, Washington, DC
5th November - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

All tickets on artist presale 14th March 10am local, North American tickets on general sale 16th March 10am local and UK/Europe tickets on general sale 17th March 10am local. Pre-ordering the album grants presale access. 

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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