Super Mirage

Super Mirage

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeEDM

Super Mirage plays high energy synth pop with big anthemic hooks and a flair for theatrics.

Biography

It’s the soundtrack for a party at the end of the world.

Super Mirage is a Brooklyn-based band that serves up a high-energy dance-ready indie pop with a flair for theatrics. They're currently finishing up their first full-length record, Pretty Lies, slated for May 2010 release. You can watch the music video of their first single Never Too Late here.

Called “quirky indie pop” by New York Magazine and “macabre rock [that] takes audiences on a tuneful tour of dark places” by The Village Voice, Super Mirage is above all music you can move your body to. Taking their name from a 1970s French bicycle brand, they combine driving guitars and bouncing synths with influences ranging from post-punk, emo and electro -- plus a healthy dose of Michael Jackson (R.I.P.). In other words, it’s four skinny dorks delivering deep danceable grooves with occasionally sardonic lyrics. The Super Mirage philosophy: life is hard and short, so party now before it’s all over.

Super Mirage has strong ties to the theater world, featuring the talents of Nathan Leigh (noted theater composer and sound designer, also of Boston band A Thousand Ships) on guitars and vocals, Kyle Jarrow (also of the band The Fabulous Entourage and an Obie Award winning playwright) on keyboards and vocals, Drew St. Aubin (also of the band Aldenbarton) on the drums, and Arvi Sreenivasan (accomplished stage and television composer) on bass.

Their debut EP This Drama, released under their old band name "Sputnik Sweetheart," is available now through myspace and itunes.

Lyrics

Lost Cause

Written By: Nathan Leigh and Kyle Jarrow

I’m an actor
I’m a conjurer
Tonight
I’ll be whoever you like

I’m a doctor
I’m a lawyer
For you
If you want me to

When I catch your eye
And I buy your drink
When I take you home
I’ll try my hardest not to think how

I’ve been waiting such a long time
To find someone to be real with
I’ve been waiting such a long time
I have forgotten what real is

I’m a lost cause
I’ve got deep flaws
But tonight
I’ll keep them out of sight

And with your eyes shut
You won’t see what’s
Inside
I’ve learned how to hide

When I catch your eye
And I buy your drink
When I take you home
I’ll try my hardest not to think how

I’ve been waiting such a long time
To find someone to be real with
I’ve been waiting such a long time
I’ve forgotten what real is
I’ve been playing such a long time
Every night I’m another man
I’ve been playing such a long time
I’ve forgotten who I am

Discography

2010 - Pretty Lies
2008 - This Drama EP

Set List

Dance Hall
Song For A Go-Go Girl
She's Not Looking Back
Lost Cause
What You Don't Know
Wasting Away
Before You Leave Me
Notorious (Duran Duran Cover)
You Got Me
Cop Show
I Think You'll Find
Where Are We Now
Fashionista
Pretty Lies