The Supervillains are gearing up for the release of their 7th full-length album Volume 8 which is scheduled to come out right after the New Year. This will be the band’s third release on their own Rah Rah Rah Records label (2011’s Postcards from Paradise LP and 2012’s Robots EP). On this unique record, the band has transitioned to handling all the production in-house, recording and producing the entire album themselves.
Engineered and mixed by the band’s bassist Dan Grundorf, the album is a collection of covers and re-mixes, with some brand new material thrown in as well. Live staples from their set-list such as “Resin” (off of 2006’s Grow Yer Own) and the Slickers classic “Johnny Too Bad” finally get the official studio treatment. Obscure covers such as the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” and Toots and the Maytals’ “This Must Be True Love” are nestled in between remix’s of the bands songs. Some songs are chopped and screwed from the original masters, with a tasty list of guest vocalists (Antonee First Class from the English Beat and well-respected FLA rapper DP shine very brightly) and the horn section from Orlando-based ska afficionados Control This! provides some serious punch in such tracks as “Bottom of the World” (from Postcards from Paradise).
In support of the new album, the band has released the album’s first single, titled “Stuck,” which is a remix to 2011’s “Stuck In The Middle” (featuring Antonee First Class, SBK, and Blak). Adding to an un-conventional album is an equally un-conventional release date: The band will begin releasing one additional track per week starting February 5th.
The Supervillains Live!
Jan 12 Sat Sanford, FL- The West End
Jan 18 Fri Sarasota, FL- Jake’s Tavern
Jan 19 Sat St. Cloud, FL- Soldier City Saloon
Jan 26 Sat Lake Worth, FL- Propaganda
Feb 2 Sat New Smyrna Beach, FL- Beachside Tavern