Knitting Factory Presents
Super Doppler, Field Trip, Dr Danny
Six months after the release of Super Doppler's debut, Matthew E. White produced album 'Moonlight Anthems' (June 2017 release) the band is back at it again with the announcement of their "Super Secret Singles Club", a monthly digital singles club that will span from February through July 2018. Bridging melodic psychedelic pop with country-funk grooves, twangy dueling guitars, and a proclivity for layered vocal harmonies, Super Doppler has come to embrace a spirited, genre-agnostic ethos. The “Super Secret Singles Club” releases are no exception, continuing to defy the stifling label of a traditional “genre” while exploring the depths of what is considered rock n roll.
All born and raised in Norfolk, VA, Super Doppler began their journey as a loose collective of high school friends with a common interest in late nights and loud music. Desperate to escape the impending reality of the 9 to 5 workday, the group decided to hit the open road and play for anyone willing to listen. No matter how dark the basement or lonely the bar, it was here in the farthest fringes of the music industry that these ragtag renegades would make their stand.
4 years and 500+ shows later after forming, the band released 'Moonlight Anthems', their debut record under the "Super Doppler" moniker. Produced by fellow Virginia wunderkind Matthew E. White of Spacebomb Records, 'Moonlight Anthems' showcases the shared retro influences of the six-piece band; more specifically, a group of high school friends turned bandmates that includes two sets of brothers, Michael and Bryan Adkins (guitar and drums, respectively), and fraternal twins, Neal and Cole Friedman (keyboards and bass, respectively), alongside long-time comrades Harry Slater (guitar) and Tyler West (percussion).
With six new singles set for release over the first half of 2018 and a full length record that is less than a year old, Super Doppler wants you to know they are here to stay. With stops at SXSW in Austin, TX in March and Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, AL already announced, the band has plans to stay busy on the road throughout the year. After an extensive U.S. album release tour in 2017, expect to see Super Doppler spanning the continental United States again in 2018.
It’s not easy for people with strange, sometimes puzzling minds to control the sounds in their heads and effectuate them into meaning. Los Angelean musician Noah Champ has one of those elusive minds: neither here nor there, but somewhere in between. His haunting and cinematic strain of mid-fi pop music, penned field trip, exposes his fascinations with memory, melancholia, emotional vacancy, and personal and social apocalypse, and he has etched these curiosities on tape for us to indulge in.
After moving to New York in 2014 to study music production, Noah Champ (singer/drums), joined by Nico Geyer (guitar) and Phillip Braun (synthesizers), sprung on an opportunity to play at Palisades in late 2014, having since been joined by Will Sacks (guitar) and Claire Gilb (bass). Three years of recording both at home and in the studio, and performing alongside acts such as Cloud Nothings, Homeshake, and Sunflower Bean find field trip tapping into further reaching sounds, connecting the dots between the likes of Factory Records alums, early trip hop, and space-age California. The band has released two cassettes via NYC label Invertebrate, and plans to release a new LP in 2018