The Superficials
Gig Seeker Pro

The Superficials

Band Rock Americana

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

This band hasn't logged any past gigs

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


"Donning a fun and unique style, The Superficials inspire toe-tappin' and head bobbin' throughtout each song. Their music is light and happy, with interesting lyrical arrangement."

-Michelle - Michelle Johnson


"Runners of all demographics will be sure to enjoy the sounds of The Superficials. Bringing the new sound of Folk n' Roll (and) with a contagious likability, hearing the Superficials for the first time will make you feel like you've grown up listening to them all your life. Comprised of songwriters from Nashville, The Superficials will keep you groovin' and ensure a good time for all." - Nashville Sports Council


What an experience. Myself I've not seen many folk rock bands in the flesh. The display of raw talent was crystal clear as was the sound. They had fun on the stage laughing and bantering, it was not all gimmicks and image. It was the very heart of the music that drew you into the show, and their beautiful harmonies. This group was meant to sing together, rock together, and rise together.

-Dianna Augustine - Dianna Augustine


All the way from the U.S.A., this great band (The Superficials) are sure to pick up rave reviews this winter." - Time Out Magazine (London, UK)


"What a killer album! This is the best home-recorded album I've ever heard."
- "Rockstar" - online buyer

"I love taking road trips, and this album I never leave home without. It's the harmonies that turn me on. Time has no relevance when this album is playing."
- "Cindy" - online buyer - CDBaby.com


What was originally intended to be a demo to highlight new members and new songs became a lot more for this Nashville four-piece folk-rock band. Recorded at their brick bungalow home with stage mics and mixing boards not normally used for recording, The Superficials put together a charming not-so-lo-fi album. "Somehow", a plaintive love song, is as strong as any pop/rock song you'll hear on the radio this year. In the other direction is "666-69", a slapdash tale of a found lottery ticket. In between are the gritty enthusiasm of "Fine Line" and "Rex and Regina", acoustic-fired numbers ("The Bellows", "Rainbows & Roses"), lots of vocal harmonies and solid musicianship. Check this interesting release out at superficialsband.com and look for this touring band through the south and midwest.

-Don Thomason - Don Thomason


Discography

"Decent Hits"
Coming out Winter 2010

"Lights"
Released June 2008
Available through major internet retailers, as well as regional independent music stores.

"Berry Hill Bungalow"
Released July 2006

Available through most internet retailers, as well as regional independent music stores.

Photos

Bio

For The Superficials, the New York minute may as well be the Nashville minute. Barely a year ago, this group of four young expatriates from the East faced the doldrums of Broadway buskers, singing in the streets, working construction jobs, pulling doubles waiting tables, all the while leveraging their futures in the lean and flush, boom and bust world of the 21st Century troubadour. But since then, the inventors of what the Nashville Sports Council calls “Folk and Roll” have hardly been able to keep up with all of the newfound attention.

Their first break came in the form of serenading thousands in Seattle at Hempfest, attended by a record 310,000 cannabis connoisseurs, finishing their set immediately before the stoner Sabbath of 4:20 P.M. Then, their performance at the Country Music Marathon led to the inclusion of their song “Somehow” on New Balance Shoes’ Rock Your Run compilation, distributed to over 30,000 runners. After that, they garnered a coveted spot at the Music City Hot Chicken Festival, where the mayor and Country starlet Lorrie Morgan introduced them to 5,000 adventurous epicureans celebrating Nashville’s super-spicy signature dish. Throw in a headlining spot at the Smith County (TN) Fair, full-houses at the Pumpkintown Opry and Evening Muse in the Carolinas, plus a new record produced by the guy who moved the faders on the triple-platinum hit “I Hope You Dance”, and you’ve got one heck of a year racked up for The Superficials.

The upcoming album, entitled "Decent Hits", will be The Superficials’ first bona fide studio record and their second project with Grammy-nominated producer Jim Lightman (india.arie, Hank III, Lee Ann Womack). As its tongue-in-cheek name implies, "Decent Hits" is essentially a mirror of The Superficials’ live show, made up of fan favorites (and a handful of new songs) either unreleased or only in demo form. While the album itself isn’t slated for release until this winter, avid audiophiles can hear three songs ahead of schedule, “Five Days”, Girl Don’t You Slow It”, and “Somehow”, which Amplifier magazine touts is “as strong as any pop/rock song you’ll hear on the radio this year”.

Within the realm of Pop/Rock, The Superficials’ music is “more easily defined by what it’s not” according to Raj Sharma of WEA Los Angeles. While that might sound like a copout at first, when you consider our modern age of 120-gig iPods and viral video, it’s easy to see (and hear) how the band has been influenced by so many different artists. They sound like who they are: steeped in the rich musical tradition of their Southern home, quantified by obscure vinyl finds in their personal libraries (like The Beach Boys 20/20 or an Elephant 6 Collective LP), but still members of the MTV generation. They are as comfortable in drawing inspiration from The Flying Burrito Brothers as they are from The Strokes, and this alchemy has resulted in an album of 3-minute gems that can only compliment The Great American Songbook.

"Decent Hits" will be made available through all major internet retailers, as well select independent music stores early next year, and the band plans to promote their new effort at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas this March.