GENRE | HARMONIZED SYNTH POP
VERDICT | DREAMY 80S SWEETHEARTS
LABEL | INNOVATIVE LEISURE
RELEASE | 8.6.13
The Silver Lake scene in Los Angeles is steadily growing now that Local Natives and Silversun Pickups have hit the ground running, and close on their heels is none other than dream pop trio Superhumanoids.
The three musicians—Cameron Parkins, Sarah Chernoff, and Max St. John—took their time writing Exhibitionists so that you could chill with the result.
Slip back into the ’80s with “Canteen,” or dance to the modern day synth buildup in “Too Young For Love” (a fabulous track that sounds like a female one-upping Phoenix’s “Entertainment”). While Chernoff’s leading vocals are what grab your attention, it’s St. John’s vocals that keep you listening, like on the endearing “A Gjost.”
The trio is able to work organic instrumentation into their programmed sound. Granted, this may be something that only makes sense when seen live, but the difference between their glittery sound and acute instrumental knowledge should be acknowledged.
Superhumanoids do their name justice.
They’re not humans; they’re robotically harmonic dream pop designers with a soft heart for the ’80s.