Super American just put out their debut album, Disposable, via Take This To Heart Records.
The band signed to Take This To Heart at the beginning of February which was a pleasant surprise. I had been familiar with Super American for a few months, but didn’t give them a proper listen until Disposable. On my first listen through, I was already singing along to some of their choruses by the end of songs such as “Sloppy Jazz” and “Congratulations.” “Sloppy Jazz” is quite an attention grabbing opener as it’s filled with addictive ‘Na-na-na’s.’ With 80’s and 90’s pop-rock influences, Super American have managed to create an album that not only stands out among other modern alternative-rock bands, but is one of the most catchy records I’ve heard as of late.
“Feeling Better” and “Dumb” seem like songs that would be on an early 2000’s video game soundtrack. The repetition in their lyrics and their upbeat instrumentals create songs that resemble childhood throwbacks that one would blast on a feel-good, sunny summer day. Placed in the middle of the album, “Missing Pieces,” is full of warmth which makes this emotional acoustic track feel bittersweet. Once “Congratulations” begins, the rest of the seven track release quickly reaches its end. “Rebel’s Yell” closes Disposable. It starts off acoustic, then builds up to Super American’s full sound as they alternate vocals while passionately singing, ‘Don’t confuse that for a rebel’s yell,’ and then the song unwinds with the acoustic guitar with which it began.
Disposable is a strong foundation for Super American to build upon, and should easily catch the ears of many new listeners. I’m hoping to see them make their way out west sometime in the relatively near future. These songs are sure to be even bigger hits live.