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Mad electropop scientists Superhumanoids performs new album at El Rey Theatre 10/14

It seems only yesterday that the Los Angeles trio Superhumanoids sculpted cane sugar citadels in the EP "Parasite Paradise", after their new wave adrenaline debut "Urgency" in 2010. When The Deli last spoke with the band, singer/guitarist Cameron Parkins admitted to indulging in "our more pronounced production traits," remixing tracks from Local Natives, Xiu Xiu, New Beat Fund, and more. Then in 2013, Superhumanoids went molecular and built tones from scratch in the charged LP Exhibitionists, only to mutate their sophomore game two years later with the confident electropop nightwalk Do You Feel OK? At this point it's pretty clear that Sarah Chernoff's voice goes well with everything — even copious amounts of gamma radiation.

So it's not just that we like Superhumanoid's diverse and uniquely superhuman sound.

We really like Superhumanoids' shared devotion to secret-formula serums, and occasionally exposing their friends' tracks to mutagenic chemicals.

We like that they're throwing a homecoming party to end their Fall Tour, with Blackbird Blackbird and Rush Midnight on Wednesday, 10/14 at The El Rey Theatre.

But what we like most about Superhumanoids: their songs are always free to stream online. Seriously. - Ryan Mo





Local Natives announce "Hummingbird", share new song "Breakers"

A band that certainly needs no introduction, Silverlake darlings Local Natives are back it after a three year wait with the announcement of a new full-length. The follow up to 2010's Gorilla Manor, Hummingbird is slated for a release date of January 29th on Frenchkiss Records. They've also shared a first taste of the record in the form of "Breakers", a clattering, slightly oft-kilter cut that doesn't abandon their knack for vocal harmonies and twinkling melodic tones. 

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