Super Stereo is pop over-saturated to perfection. Their aptly-named February 1st release This is FuturePop sets a new precedent for the genre.
Kicking off the album is Super Stereo's first single, "Life Passed Me By". This electro-sugar-pop number is addictive as listeners of local radio station KWSS 106.7 learned. After playing the single on the air, it quickly became the #1 requested single only three days after its release.
Throughout the record, Super Stereo brings classic dance pop, even disco, to the modern era. On “Freaky People” we hear a Blondie style rap circa 1980. Other songs harken back to Michael Jackson's Off the Wall and other visionary dance albums of the late 70s and early 80s.
Lyrically, the band is not Bob Dylan... but Dylan can be difficult to dance to. The songs do achieve great turn of phrase which leads to tremendous fluidity that overlays the electronic compositions.
With a number of accomplished vocalists in the band, Super Stereo adds fabulous versatility to This is FuturePop which is oftentimes lost in electro-pop. From the funk-toned feist of T to Lo's dulcet charm, the eclectic vocal stylings find continuity in the music. PM Nightly has a pliant quality in his voice, bending to the meet the needs of the song. Bry on drums and Statz on bass and dance add to the effect by creating a setting that's not overly ostentatious and, hence, not distracting to the listener.
If you're into pop, check out its future and pick up a copy of This is FuturePop. And Super Stereo's live performances are quickly generating a buzz so get out to a show soon!