supernowhere - Skinless Takes A Flight
[ E]rudite and expansive and intricate rock that builds to some satisfying swells. Lead single “Basement Window” is a good example of that sort of build, as lead singer Meredith Davey’s words trip over themselves in a breathless rush to track’s chaotic conclusion. – Stereogum
Seattle trio supernowhere welcome you into their dreamworld on “The Hand”, the slithery second single from their upcoming record, Skinless Takes A Flight to be released March 2, 2022
supernowhere’s “The Hand” features imagery straight from a dream had by guitarist and singer Kurt Pacing. Pulled along by some unknown force, Pacing’s dreamself, unencumbered by lucidity or agency, soared over grassy green hills peppered with strange brick-red homes. The dreams served as a reflection of the strange journey supernowhere took in the summer of 2018 driving across the country from Vermont to their current residence in Seattle, Washington. Over slowly unfolding arpeggios, Pacing’s delicate voice explores the imagery conjured by his dream of the American midwest, cohering neatly into supernowhere’s melodic drumming and nimble bass guitar to form a slithery, syncopated composition that further evokes the feeling of watching green hills roll by as one might do while falling asleep riding shotgun.
Ask the Seattle-based trio supernowhere to describe their sound and they’ll each respond with unique yet shared perspective: “florid indie rock”; “angular yet airy”; “maximum syncopation, interplay, and collaboration—minimum direction, focus, and telling each other what to do”. Each description hints at the band’s expansive, somewhat uncategorizable sound built around artful contradictions.
On their 2018 debut Gestalt, originally written and recorded in Vermont, and recently remixed and remastered by Dylan Hanwright (mix. Gulfer; mem. Great Grandpa, I Kill Giants, Apples With Moya), supernowhere juxtapose entrancing midtempo composition with slithery, arpeggiating melodies backed with melodic drumming. Bassist and singer Meredith Davey is at the forefront of most songs with their lilted voice that seems to glide effortlessly over the syncopated phrasings of their bandmates Kurt Pacing (guitar, vocals) and Matt Anderson (drums), with Pacing occasionally taking over vocal leads with a delicate, hushed voice that further enriches supernowhere’s atmospheric articulations.