Supercluster

Supercluster

 Athens, Georgia, USA
BandRockFolk

Supercluster combine elements of new wave pop with Appalachian folk and psychedelic rock, the result: "Appalachian Wave."

Biography

A stellar combination of Athens, Georgia musicians formed SUPERCLUSTER in the Spring of 2007. Originally Supercluster started as a writing project by Vanessa Briscoe Hay as an outlet for material not suited to her main project, Pylon. She gathered a group of talented like-minded friends with the help of Hannah Jones (New Sound of Numbers) to create new work.

Spanning the history of Athens music from the early days of the B-52's and R.E.M. to the present, musicians include Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon/ The New Sound of Numbers), Hannah Jones (The New Sound Of Numbers), Bob Hay (Squalls/The Bob Hay Band), Bill David (North Georgia Bluegrass/The Bob Hay Band), Kay Stanton and Jason NeSmith (Casper & The Cookies), and John Fernandes (Olivia Tremor Control, Circulatory System and many others).

They are occasionally joined by brilliant musicians Bryan Poole (of Montreal/The Late BP Helium) and Damon Denton. Alumni include the late Randy Bewley, Will Cullen Hart, Heather McIntosh and Peter Erchick.

Supercluster combine elements of new wave pop with Appalachian folk, krautrock and psychedelic rock, the result: "Appalachian Wave."

Waves,released in October 2009, memorialized the guitar skills of Randy Bewley from Pylon, who tragically died before the CD was completed. Supercluster picked themselves up and finished the recording as a tribute to Randy. Bradford Cox (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound) helped complete the project by playing guitar on three of Waves' tracks and Jason NeSmith on one. Jason has now joined the lineup along with Bryan Poole. Even without Bewley, the imaginative, playful side of the group continues to emerge.

Supercluster have performed at 500 Songs for Kids, Athfest, and Athens Popfest, SXSW parties in March 2011 and opened several high profile shows for the B-52s in the summer of 2010 including New York, Wolftrap and Pennsylvania.

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30 Great Athens bands
List of the day
February 21, 2011
Paste Magazine

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"..what's really compelling about this album is the way it allows a very time-specific new wave sound to evolve, reflecting an adult context where parenting and mortality play a role, yet retaining the bubbly, prickly insouciance of early 1980s underground pop."
Jennifer Kelly, Dusted Magazine
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"Supercluster somehow manages to steer clear of being compared to any one of the bands it is formed from. Like a musical magnet, pieces from the most Elephant Six-sounding bits to the more pop-oriented song become rearranged and settled in a way that few have before...topics ..range from the seriousness of war to lighthearted tales about mermaids."
Jordan Stepp, Flagpole Magazine
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"Somewhere between moody early-'70s rock bands -- think Jefferson Airplane's followers in particular -- and a more current indie rock theatricality is where Waves lies, all the more interesting given that the appropriately named Supercluster themselves are something of a supergroup of their scene."
"One of the nicer touches throughout Waves comes courtesy of the un-rock instrumentation, for lack of a better term..."
All Music Guide

Lyrics

Peace Disco Song

Written By: Supercluster

Peace Disco Song

Lift every heart with love
send peace around the world
Wrap up your heart with love
send peace around the world

Send it to your neighbors
Send it to strangers
Send it to the people
Send it on
Send it to your teachers
Send it to preachers
Send it
Send it on

Wrap up your heart with love
Send peace around the world
Wrap up your heart with love
Send peace around the world

Send it to your sisters
Send it to your brothers
Send it to your fathers
Send it on
Send it to your mothers
Send it to your lovers
Send it to the people send it on

North America
South America
Europe and Asia
Antarctica
and Africa
Send it, send it on

Wrap up your heart with peace
Send love around the world
Wrap up your heart with peace
Send love around the world

Send it to your neighbors
Send it to strangers
Send it to the people
Send it on
Send it to your teachers
Send it to preachers
Send it
Send it on

North America
South America
Europe and Asia
Antarctica and Africa
Send it, send it on

Wrap up your heart with love
Send peace around the world
Wrap up your heart with love
Send peace around the world

Send it to your mothers
Send it to your lovers
Send it to the people send it on
Send it
Send it on
Send
Send it on

The Mermaid's Tale

Written By: Supercluster

One said why and the other said how?
As they tossed me back over the prow
I've lived for centuries under the foam
I've sat on my rock using a comb

As they talk thru their sails and their ropes
I have no legs and they have no hopes
Of ever lying next to me
I'm the lonely one
The fishers set free

As all the ships pass me by
I call out to them
Who is the king on land and of men?
If they give the wrong answer
I go into a rage
I smash their ships
and cross them off my page

I'm a mermaid under the sea
I hate tuna
it's not for me
I need someone to understand
The sea is lonely without any friends

Paris Effect

Written By: Superclluster

Paris Effect
Wrecks us all
Paris Effect
We must fall

Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye

Discography

"Things We Used To Drink"/"Memory Of The Future" 7 inch single to be released late June/early July 2012, Studio Mouse Productions SMP 004 Disributed by Revolver USA.

"Paris Effect"/"Neat in the Street" 7 inch single, March 29, 2011, Studio Mouse Productions/Cloud Recordings CLD 014 SMP 003 Distributed by Secretly Canadian.

We Put Out a Record, What Did You Do? (compilation) record store day, song: Paris Effect, 2010 (Wuxtry Records, Athens, GA)

Waves; Cd; 10/6/09 (Studio Mouse Productions/Cloud Recordings. Distributed by Secretly Canadian).

"I Got the Answer"/"Sunflower Clock"-Studio Mouse Productions; 7" single; limited edition pressing; 10/6/09, Distributed by Secretly Canadian.

Special 5; ep; limited self release;12/2007
Out of print.

Set List

Supercluster currently have a set of up to 17 original songs and one cover song by Athens 80's band The Side Effects.
We have occasionally done covers at charity events such as 500 Songs for Kids and Gimme Shelter and one offs at parties, but that is not the focus of this project.