Meet New York City’s fastest-rising-all-girl-indie-bubblegum-group — SUPERCUTE!
Rachel Trachtenburg (of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players) founded SUPERCUTE!in 2009 with friend Julia Cumming. Trachtenburg, veteran of the indie rock scene at 19, has been playing drums in her family band since she was six years old. Ever since she was a kid, she had dreams of creating her own girl group when she got older. This dream came true in 2009; SUPERCUTE!supported UK artist Kate Nash on a U.S tour, followed by a 11 country European tour in 2010, wowing audiences with what the New York Timescalls “incisive, tidy, clever bubblegum pop.”
SUPERCUTE! writes and performs amazingly witty, catchy and refreshing songs on such subjects as animal rights (“The Pigeon Song”), and their joy for sweets (“Candy City” and “Dumb Dumbs”). They also have a knack for brilliantly re-framing ‘70s rock classics such as Pink Floyd’s “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” and Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop”.Their video for “Not To Write About Boys” has been spotlighted by well-known websites Stereogum andBoing Boing. The girls of SUPERCUTE! raised their own money via KickStarter to record their first full length album produced by Kate Nash in London. The album showcases the dreamy, psychedelic,dark direction that their sound has evolved into, incorporating complex instrumentation and harmonies that have become one of the group’s signatures. The combination of SUPERCUTE!’sunderground attitude and Nash’s pop intellect created the album “DON’T PoP MY BUBBLE’’ to be released on Secret Code Records distributed byThe Frenchkiss Label Group.
Since SUPERCUTE!’s inception, the band has created quite the stir, garnering an impressive array of raves from respected media outlets like The New York Times, The New York Post, Time Out New York and The New Yorker. They’ve been blogged about by Teen Vogue, featured in a full 2-page spread in Bust, and were named Deli Magazine’s“Band of the Month” for April 2010. They have played alongside artists such as Adam Green, The Shaggs, John Spencer Blues Explosion, The N’ere Dowells, Ira Glass, Janeane Garofalo, R. Stevie Moore, and Jeffrey Lewis. They have also performed at SXSW, the CMJ conference, at the 92nd Street, and at such big venues as theMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Minneapolis’s First Avenue and the Los Angeles’sEl Rey Theater.
In the spring of 2013, SUPERCUTE! will tour the east coast with Kate Nash, premiering the tunes off their new album. There are plans of more touring when the album is released June 11th 2013.
Tour Dates With Kate Nash:
Mar 12th – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Mar 13th – Montreal, QC – Cabaret Du Mile-End
Mar 15th – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 16th – Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag
Mar 17th – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Mar 18th – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
Mar 20th – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Mar 21st – Millvale, PA – Mr Small’s Theatre
Mar 23rd – Washington, DC – Black Cat
Mar 24th – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Mar 26th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Mar 28th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Praise For Supercute!:
“The next Supremes”– Kate Nash
“It’s, you know, supercute stuff (especially since it’s sung over a single keyboard melody), but the girls throw in some hilarious details, like during the band’s mid-song argument, their insults are: “You shop at Old Navy / You wish you were indie.”– Stereogum
“Quickly winning fans the world over with their sweet, low-fi, feminist brand of bubblegum pop” – Portable TV
“Hook-rich folk pop”–Village Voice
“[Rachel] is a powerhouse personality, with tons of creative talent and drive – think Wednesday Addams’ precocious smarts mixed with Rainbow Bright’s kaleidoscopic color sense and the 1970s earthy vibe of one of her idols, Joni Mitchell.”– Style Like U