James Supercave Announce Sumer Tour Dates; Debut Album Better Strange Out Now On Fairfax Recordings

James Supercave Announce Sumer Tour Dates
Debut Album Better Strange Out Now On Fairfax Recordings 
photo credit: Delaram Pourábdi
"It's hard to do weird-sexy well, but LA psych-pop trio James Supercave have made it their specialty. It's one of the reasons we picked the trio as a Noisey Next select earlier this year” - NOISEY
“An excellent album on the way with Better Strange.” - NERDIST
"'Burn' is creative and original -- it also demonstrates some serious talent" - Indie Shuffle
“The perfect soundtrack to getting strange and making mistakes” - Buzzbands LA
Watch: James Supercave tour teaser video via Youtube
Watch: "Burn / No Pressure" via Noisey or YouTube
Watch: "Better Strange" official music video via Nerdist or YouTube
James Supercave is excited to embark on a summer tour supporting their debut full-length albumBetter Strange out now Fairfaix Records. Better Strange which was co-produced by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Nick Waterhouse, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) and the band is available on 2xLP black vinyl, CD, and digitally. Fans can order the album digitally viaiTunes and black vinyl version via AmazonKCRW's Eric J. Lawrence says, "It [Better Strange] is a perfect album title for the band, as they prove themselves masters of the odd angles and off-kilter pop melodies that are littered throughout their record, turning unlikely musical directions into indie gold." The upcoming tour follows up succesful shows with Wild Belle, Crystal Castles and Dan Deacon. The tour will make stops in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, San Diego and more. All upcoming shows are listed below.
Earlier this year, James Supercave was profiled in NOISEY'S NEXT column where the band revealed their new single "Burn" and recently Noisey premiered the official video for "Burn / No Pressure". Noisey's Andrea Domanick says "In the five years since the Echo Park psych-pop trio hit the scene, they’ve garnered band-to-watch accolades, local residencies, radio play, and touring and support slots with bands like Warpaint and Future Islands. Fans have been known to do things like knit James Supercave scarves. In 2014, a demo of their song "Burn" made it into rotation at LA's tastemaker radio station KCRW, who stamped it with a coveted “Track of the Day” designation." James Supercave's Joaquin Pastor adds "'Burn' was born from a bass line and wants to suck you in. It's the pulse of a year long mess."
Last year, the band along with close friend and up-and-coming auteur James Kid (whom also directed the band’s video for “The Right Thing”) created a short film documenting the making of the album at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Ca. and teases a new song titled, “Just Repeating What's Around Me.” Watch the video HERE.
The band also made waves combining Sophie Koko Gate’s award winning animation video "Half Wet" with their single of the same name, “Better Strange." The video, which premiered via Nerdist, is basically “like 90s cartoons did the same drugs that our music is hooked on. Beautiful, bizarre, hilarious;” states the band.  Scope out the surreal music video HERENerdist stated that based on this first glimpse that there “appears to be an excellent album on the way with Better Strange…” The track cuts the familiar slam and glam of psych-pop with the odd details that continually throw James Supercave into the uncanny valley of the pop genre: the lurching groove of the bass, the relentless loop of the synth, the shape-shifting timbre of the vocal. "You're so much better strange. You're so much better when you make mistakes with me," urges Supercave in a fit against normalcy. "Better Strange" dare the listener to commit to the mistakes they've always wanted to make.
James Supercave Tour Dates
07.22: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (tickets)
08.03: Long Beach, CA @ Federal Underground (tickets)
08.09: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (tickets)
08.10: Seattle, WA @ The Sunset (
08.13: Ogden, UT @ Alleged (tickets)
08.14: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake (tickets)
08.17: San Diego, CA @ Hideout (tickets)