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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

Superhumanoids play residency at The Echo

It's not about creating this century's musical revolution - only about imagining truly original variations for some of today's indie scene's most familiar themes. Once Superhumanoids are done recycling their favourite patterns of the last few decades' catalogue, what you're left with is ethereal garage, synthpop with a zest of deep bass, sun-kissed new wave, or for sure the most unexpected cover of The Ramones' 'I Wanna Be Sedated', which, if it weren't for the lyrics, you definitely would NOT recognise. As many improbablities as they have on their track record, the world in which they blossom is a cotton-coated dreamy bubble, in which any crazy idea lodges itself as comfortably as could do. Not many rules apply here - but one thing's sure, Superhumanoids are unlikely to be dishing out chaotic nonsense. They know what they're doing. You can see them every Monday throughout the month of October at The Echo, the next show being on October 8th, with locals Mr Little Jeans and Brooklyn's Carousel.


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