Super Consumers

Super Consumers

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
BandRockAlternative

Poised to release their second album, "Paper Games," Philly's own Super Consumers are spreading their unique 90s alt rock throwback sound across the Northeast. The band channels the artful aggression of the Smashing Pumpkins & Pearl Jam.

Biography

Super Consumers is a five-man alternative rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2007, the band began as an acoustic duo, born out of Ron and Matt's mutual love of 90s alt rock and beer specials.

After gigging around the Philly and NYC bar scenes throughout the beginning of ‘07, the duo became a full band, creating a distinctive sound centered around deceptively simple sounding guitar riffs. The band cut its teeth gigging around Philly before hitting the studio to record its debut CD, “Terrorism” (now available on iTunes).

Filled with driving rhythms and pointed commentary, “Terrorism” holds the mirror up to cultural excess. The album toys with issues of control and addiction (both chemical and technological), while staying rooted in rich guitar rock. Recorded at Studio Crash in Philly with producer Michael Harmon, “Terrorism” includes such playfully titled songs as “Say It With Me Now: BODEGA” and “Other Uses for a Lightbulb” that grind out a heavy helping of musical kickass.

On January 24, 2009, Super Consumers played the Trocadero Main Stage in Philadelphia with ByrnMawr and Bayshore Drive. With an attendance of over 1,000 people, the bill was one of the largest all local shows ever hosted in the city and a record for the show's promoter.

In February 2009, Super Consumers were selected for Singer-Songwriter Cape May, a premier Northeast showcase for music industry professionals. The event features 150 acts over two days, receiving coverage on WCFA 101.5FM in New Jersey.

On March 20th, 2009, Super Consumers played a special live performance on Radio 104.5 FM, Philadelphia's alternative rock station (http://radio1045.com/). The band can also be heard in streaming rotation on INDIE104 iRADIO LA, UnHeard Radio, Alexa Digital Radio, Common Nonsense and Banana Peel Radio. Watch for Super Consumers on tour all year long throughout the Northeast.

The band's latest offering "Paper Games" is set for a May 2010 release.

Websites:
http://www.youtube.com/superconsumers
www.myspace.com/superconsumers
www.last.fm/music/Super+Consumers/
www.facebook.com/pages/Super-Consumers/20841726295

Lyrics

Other Uses for a Lightbulb

Written By: Super Consumers

Spare change at all you know I’m starving to find relief I must rob and steal from an unlocked automobile to find relief for ten minutes at least give me your hand or I’ll take it with the lid of a trash can smash and grab watch the glass explode into diamonds on an alley road please won’t you marry me to a rock and a dream and we’ll be free through pennies nearby lullabies I shiver outside doves fly divine into this crime scene I need more

$1.99 for the First Minute

Written By: Super Consumers

“Maybe he’s taking the divorce a little harder than we thought” the camera slouches atop his silver screen she dons the wig and discards her jeans silent he spells out the familiar fantasy “I am crowned king here. Be my commitment to the game I bought you long will I reign I bought you” find no vignette in his stroke prepaid and arranged nor must the eyes ever meet and no words exchanged nightly she dances a stain across what could not be saved “this detached ritual marks my commitment to the game I bought you long will I reign”

Say It With Me Now: BODEGA

Written By: Super Consumers

Better than alcohol the broken building glows with all the lights on screaming out “Get your fix today” fill me up I need more lately maybe twice as much would be enough ‘cause enough wasn’t enough enough set me up you got your name selling candy to strangers out a store front haunt slowly burn your block to a blast zone you won’t take this town from me guaranteed it’s my territory pour me a grande cup fasten the molded top the cardboard slip may save my hand from your stimulants I am not another poet writing dime store pulp with an overfilled cup corrupt by the taste of franchised flavors and I’d move mountains do what I can to keep this cheap speed off the streets I would move mountains but I’m fatigued another shot of espresso please you won’t win this town from me they drink tea in my territory

$1.99 for the First Minute

Written By: Super Consumers

“Maybe he’s taking the divorce a little harder than we thought”

The camera slouches atop his silver screen.
She dons the wig and discards her jeans.
Silent he spells out the familiar fantasy,
“I am crowned king here. Be my…

Commitment to the game
I bought you.
Long will I reign.

I bought you."

“Maybe he’s taking the divorce a little harder than we thought”

Find no vignette in his stroke, prepaid and arranged
Nor must the eyes ever meet and no words exchanged
Nightly she dances a stain across what could not be saved

“This detached ritual marks my…

Commitment to the game
I bought you.
Long will I reign

I bought you.
Long will I..."

Discography

"Terrorism" EP, 2008

"Terrorism" is available on iTunes and streaming online @ http://www.myspace.com/superconsumers

The band's latest offering "Paper Games" is set for a May 2010 release.

Set List

Super Consumers churns out lovely 30-60 minute sets of the following material:

Originals:
$1.99 for the First Minute
She's a Real Cut-Up
Say It with Me Now: BODEGA
Other Uses for a Lightbulb
You Can't Spell 'Cancer' without 'Can'
Rheum with a View
Crucifixion Starts at Home
How to Hack a Voting Machine
Death and Taxes
Greetings
The City that Hates You Back
Ghosts Don't Speak
White Spiders
Paper Games
The Librarian
Makings of a Scandal
Dinners with Strange Women
A Letter to Ra
Thank You

We've been known to play the following covers on occasion:

Capital G - Nine Inch Nails
Zombie - The Cranberries
Bombs Over Baghdad - Outkast
Say It Ain't So - Weezer
King - Weezer

Additionally, we have acoustic sets prepared for more low key or lo-tech shows.

Places We've Played:
PHILLY:
Trocadero Main Stage
Doc Watson's
The Khyber
North Star Bar
Troc Balcony
The Tritone
JC Dobbs
JD McGillicuddy’s
Connie’s Ric Rac
Bar Noir
The MilkBoy
Plays & Players