Artist Spotlight - Super City
We had the opportunity to interview Baltimore-based dance rock group Super City! Super City has an infectious sound that is sure to get you up and get you moving. With two albums already out, (their latest release coming last year) we look forward to singles they will be releasing soon. Check out our interview with them below!
1. How did you come to pursue music and how long have you been at it?
"Everyone in the band’s been doing it their whole lives."
2. Could you walk us through your process of writing music?
"A huge part of our process is writing and recording at the same time. We are really into Garageband for iPhone and use it to track demos. Eventually the demos got so good that they started to make it onto our album. A lot of the tracks on Sanctuary were recorded that way, just with the iPhone mic and plugging guitar straight in with the iRig. The demos usually take a very short time to finish, but the lyrics take a very long time. We are much better at laying down tracks than writing lyrics. So we take our time with that because bad lyrics are forever."
3. What artists have inspired you in your career?
"Prince and the Revolution’s 1985 Syracuse set is something every artist should see. Weyes Blood’s new album is so incredible."
4. Do you have any favorite music gear (guitars, amps, effects pedals, keyboards, etc.) that you love to use? If so, what’s the story on them?
"We all bought the Fractal ax effects floor unit so that we can all plug straight into the house system. It’s made touring much easier and our live sound has gotten much better from it. It also leaves more room for choreography."
5. Can you describe the vibe at your live shows? Also, what do you enjoy most about a venue when you do a show?
"We put a ton of effort into making it mesmerizing and surreal and fun. We have choreography in our set because it elevates the music and kind of fits beyond category when paired with the music that we play. That’s the kind of space we like to live in and our favorite type of thing to be an audience member of."
6. What is one thing that you want the public to know about your music?
"We put a lot of time into the transitions from track to track on our albums, so try to listen the whole way through!"
7. Do you have any upcoming projects you would like fans to know about?
"We are releasing singles this year! Look out for that very soon."