Superorganism have announced their eagerly awaited return with their second album, World Wide Pop. Due for release on July 15th, the album marks the band’s first new music since 2018’s self-titled debut.
Alongside the album announcement, Superorganism have released 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. 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, technicolor and wild world of Superorganism and the outcome is not to be missed.
Additionally, Superorganism have announced North American and European tours where they’ll be debuting World Wide Pop live this coming Fall. Ticket presale begins Tuesday, March 8th and the general on sale will happen at 10am local on Thursday, March 16th; find tickets and info here.
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, Gorillaz as well as finding them legions of fans across the world.
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 Japanese pop superstar 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).
Upcoming live dates
Sept 3rd – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
Sept 4th – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
Sept 5th – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg
Sept 6th – Hole 44, Berlin
Sept 7th – Praga Centrum, Warsaw
Sept 9th – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague
Sept 10th – DasWERK, Vienna
Sept 12th – Club Volta, Cologne
Sept 13th – Rotonde – Botanique, Brussels
Sept 14th – La Trabendo, Paris
Sept 16th – Chalk, Brighton
Sept 17th – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Sept 18th – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow
Sept 20th – Gorilla, Manchester
Sept 21st – Scala, London
Sept 27th – Portland House of Music, Portland, ME
Sept 29th – Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
Sept 30th – Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
Oct 1st – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Oct 2nd – L’Astral, Montreal, QC
Oct 3rd – Axis, Toronto, ON
Oct 5th – Skully’s, Columbus, OH
Oct 7th – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
Oct 8th – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
Oct 9th – Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 11th – Meow Wolf, Denver, CO
Oct 12th – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 14th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Oct 15th – Neumos, Seattle, WA
Oct 16th – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Oct 19th – The Ritz, San Jose, CA
Oct 20th – August Hall, San Francisco, CA
Oct 21st – The Regent, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22nd – The Music Box, San Diego, CA
Oct 24th – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Oct 25th – Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM
Oct 27th – Scoot Inn, Austin, TX
Oct 28th – Club Dada, Dallas, TX
Oct 29th – White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
Nov 1st – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
Nov 2nd – Basement East, Nashville, TN
Nov 3rd – Motorco Music Hall, Durham, NC
Nov 4th – 930 Club, Washington, DC
Nov 5th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA