[ Dead Oceans / LP ]
Release Date: Friday 19 February 2021
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The debut release on Phoebe Bridgers' Saddest Factory Records, Super Monster is a vertiginous but joyous coming-of-age reckoning with such young love. Claud sees relationships as games of endless wonder, intrigue, and second-guesses, a roller-coaster thrilling you even when it's terrifying. If "Gold" turns the tension and indecision of a bad match into an undeniable bit of lithe disco, "That's Mr. Bitch To You" uses a spurt of righteous indignation to fuse a little soul and emo into one breathless hook. Super Monster is like a compulsive compilation that Claud culled from a lifetime of musical enthusiasms-the arcing alt-rock of '90s airwaves, the rapturous pop of '00s chart-toppers, the diligent genre-hopping of modern online life. Claud emerges as the chameleonic mastermind of this mélange, channelling all of love's emotions into songs so sharp they make even the hardest times feel fun.
Perhaps you are in the throes of one of these romantic moments yourself right now, resentful of a frustrating paramour like Claud during "Pepsi" or indulging in lust like "In or In Between." Or maybe these songs recall those wild days and tough situations. Incisive, instant, and addictive, Super Monster works on either level - to remind us of love's wild ups and downs or to help us deal with them in real time.
3. Soft Spot
4. In Or In-Between
5. Cuff Your Jeans
6. Ana ft. Nick Hakim
7. Guard Down
8. This Town
10. That's Mr. Bitch To You ft. Melanie Faye
12. Rocks At Your Window
13. Falling With The Rain ft. Shelly