Back in the studio since February, Knoxville’s Superdrag has loosened another new song upon the music world, this time over on the Gibson guitars site. Although a release date for the new album has not yet been set, Superdrag is playing a few West Coast dates in the coming weeks, then Bonnaroo this summer and, of course, Monolith.
According to frontman John Davis, the new material keeps it tight with the sound Superdrag fans love, described as “an amalgam of Dinosaur Jr.-inspired guitar noise, HÃ¼sker DÃ¼-style energy, and melodies that aspire toward the pop sophistication of the Beatles.” Davis also talks about how good it is to get to experiment again with the interlocking guitar parts that they pride themselves on, and to be making new music together — “to step right back into that, after all this time.”
As for me, the addictive melody here is stuck firmly in my cortex (or wherever really good songs loop on repeat and make you hum them for the last 24 hours). The rough edged Teenage-Fanclubesque vocals on this cut make me feel happy, and not at all filthy, nor afraid.
Filthy & Afraid – Superdrag
Catch Superdrag on Saturday afternoon at Monolith, come September.