Supercute!

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Supercute!
Supercute Rachel Julia Talent Show Littlefields 053012.jpg
Supercute!'s Rachel Trachtenburg (left) and Julia Cumming (right) at the "Talent Show" at Brooklyn's Littlefield venue, May 30, 2012
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York
Genres
Years active 2009 (2009)–2013 (2013)
Associated acts Kate Nash, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, San Cisco, Care Bears on Fire, R. Stevie Moore, Terry Tinsel
Website myspace.com/supercute
Past members Rachel Trachtenburg
Julia Cumming
June Lei
Olivia Ferrer
LuLu Laurette Prat
Ruby Tanja
Rosie Slater
Jacqueline Russo
Delilah Brierley
Heather Boo

Supercute! was an American indie teen-pop band/project from New York City primarily led by its founder Rachel Trachtenburg along with co-founder Julia Cumming. The band is now defunct though its members have continued to perform in other projects. In a 2011 profile for Nylon Magazine, Cumming called Supercute!'s songs "ukulele rock operas".[1]

History

Supercute! discography
Studio albums 1 (unreleased)
Music videos 5
EPs 1
Singles 1

Rachel first met Julia Cumming in 2003. Kate Nash (a UK-based singer/songwriter who had first toured with the Trachtenburg Family in 2008) encouraged them and in the summer of 2009 Trachtenburg enlisted Cumming and June Lei to form a group. They gained positive reviews for their appearance at the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon.[2] By the end of 2010 Lei left the band and Supercute! became a duo project of Trachtenburg's and Cumming’s. Olivia Ferrer, daughter of Guns N' Roses drummer Frank Ferrer, performed extensively with the band throughout 2011 and into 2012 on keyboards and bass, making her live debut in 2011. Delilah Brierley, then a resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, also began to make appearances as an alternate Supercute! member at the time. Eventually, several members were added and then departed.

Supercute! recorded a song, "Superrookie!", for the September 2011 debut of Tavi Gevinson's online magazine, Rookie,[3] which was later released as a flexi disc accompanying the 2012 Drawn and Quarterly book release of Rookie Yearbook One. In 2012 Trachtenburg and Cumming recorded a full album in London but only two songs have been released from these sessions. Supercute! split up for good in 2013, as the band pursued other interests and projects. Julia Cumming went on to become the bassist and lead singer for the band Sunflower Bean.

Members

  • Rachel Trachtenburg – ukulele, drum pad, vocals
  • Julia Cumming – guitar, ukulele, bass, keyboards, vocals
  • June Lei – keyboards, ukulele, vocals (2009–10)
  • Olivia Ferrer – keyboards, bass, backing vocals (2010–12)
  • Delilah Brierley – keyboards, backing vocals (2011–12)
  • Heather Boo – bass (2011, 2013)
  • Jacqueline Russo – drums (2011–12)
  • LuLu Laurette Prat – bass, backing vocals (2012–13)
  • Ruby Tanja – drums (2012–13)
  • Rosie Slater– drums (2013)

Discography

EPs

Supercute!
File:SupercuteEPCover.jpg
EP by Supercute!
Released 2010 (2010)
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre
Alternate cover
Hard copies of the EP featured homemade covers.
Hard copies of the EP featured homemade covers.
  • Supercute! (2010)
  1. "Candy City"
  2. "Not To Write About Boys"
  3. "Haunted Hostel"
  4. "Misty Mountain Hop" (Led Zeppelin cover)
  5. "Hula Hoop Song"
  6. "Supercute!"

Flexidisc

Supercute!'s "Superrookie!" and the Dum Dum Girls' "I Don't Care" were included on a "Rookie Tunes" flexidisc in Rookie Yearbook One, a book edited by Tavi Gevinson and published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2012 (ISBN 9781770461123).

Single

"LoveLoveLeaveLove" b/w "DumbDumbs" (2015 - released via Bandcamp) [4]

Other songs

References

  1. Nylon Magazine, October 2011 issue, pps. 122-123.
  2. CMJ 2009: Day Two. Blast Magazine, October 22, 2009. Retrieved on 2013-03-13.
  3. Rookie >> Rookie Theme Song: September 2011. Rookie (online magazine), September 12, 2011. Retrieved on 2013-03-15.
  4. "LoveLoveLeaveLove" b/w "DumbDumbs". Bandcamp, April 14, 2015. Retrieved on 2015-04-17.
  5. R. Stevie Moore Casette Club. Bandcamp, released 4/20/12. Retrieved on 2015-04-17.