It doesn’t “burn” much hotter than it does on James Supercave’s latest. The Southern Californian trio are smoldering on new single Burn, a dizzying, kaleidoscopic dance rock meets psychedelic pop number full of frisky dalliance. Burn’s funky spring and muggy warble overflows with soulful passion. The track comes from James Supercave’s debut album, Better Strange, out February 12th.
Just the thought of new James Supercave leaves my heart beating wildly with excitement. The trio takes sultry slinking dance rock and funky warbling psych pop to sublime extremes on tipsy intoxicating Esther Reed, a song named after a famous con artist who was a genius at stealing identities. This nebulous emulsion requires some dreamy spinning around the room by candlelight. If only I could play it off vinyl and watch the record spin around with me.
James Supercave’s Better Strange begins with a wonky smoothness that immediately lured in the part of me that’s eternally in love with Metronomy. As the song breaks out into lurching beats and catchy but quirky hooks, I’m also reminded of Oscar & The Wolf’s baroque style of music. The Echo Park musician unleashed a mashup video for the psychedelic alt pop song today, created from a short named Half Wet by acclaiemd UK animator Sophie Koko Gate. James Supercave will be releasing a highly anticipated debut album early next year on Fairfax Recordings. Better Strange is available now on iTunes.
We’re celebrating 5o years of Vans all over the world on March 16th. If you’re going to SXSW in Austin, TX get into this show with Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, Kelela, Hinds, and more using your festival badge. More details and other show locations: houseofvans.com
On today’s show we celebrate the 2016 Grammy nominees with music from My Morning jacket, Florence & The Machine, Wolf Alice, Jason Isbell, and others. We revisit as session with Courtney Barnett and introduce you to World Cafe: Next artist James Supercave
Hour One Chris Stapleton - “Tennessee Whiskey“ - Traveller D’Angelo - “Really Love” - Black Messiah Mark Ronson - “Uptown Funk” - Uptown Special Alabama Shakes - “Don’t Wanna Fight” - Sound & Color Kacey Musgraves - “High Time” - Pageant Material
World Cafe Session with Courtney Barnett
Florence And The Machine - “Ship to Wreck” - How Big How Blue How Beautiful Elle King - “Ex’s and Oh's” - Love Stuff Taylor Swift - “Blank Space” - 1989 Lee Ann Womack - “Chances Are” - - The Way I’m Livin’
Hour Two Buddy Guy - “Born To Play Guitar” Born To Play Guitar
World Cafe Next: James Supercave James Supercave - “Better Strange” - Better Strange James Supercave - “Burn” - Better Strange
My Morning Jacket - “Compound Fracture” - Recorded Live for the World Cafe Wilco - “Random Name Generator” - Star Wars Punch Brothers - “I Blew It Off” - Recorded Live for the World Cafe Bill Frisell - “Bryant’s Boogie” - Guitar in The Space Age Wolf Alice - “Moaning Lisa Smile” - Recorded Live for the World Cafe Lianne La Havas - “What You Don’t Do” - Recorded Live For the World Cafe Jamie XX - “Loud Places” - In Colour Jason Isbell - “24 Frames” - Something More Than Free Houndmouth - “Sedona” - Little Neon Limelight Patty Griffin - “There Isn’t One Way” - Recorded Live for the World Cafe Monsieur Perine - “Nuestra Cancion” Recorded Live on The World Cafe
California native, James Supercave had us dancing up a storm with magnetic melodies that drew you in and never let you go. Follow all the SXSW ruckus this week on Snapchat. Search “Vans” or click here to add on Mobile.