Superheaven: 'Ours Is Chrome' Album Premiere

Listen to an exclusive stream of Superheaven's new SideOneDummy album before its official release.
Superheaven © Andrew Swartz
By Elliott Sharp

On May 4, Superheaven’s second album, “Ours Is Chrome,” will be released through SideOneDummy. Today, we are happy to premiere the Philadelphia-area band’s new album in advance of its official release next week (listen above).

About the album title, singer and guitarist Taylor Madison says: “It refers to how people who aren’t familiar with underground music, and who only listen to the radio, think that if you’re in a touring band, you’re rich and famous. It’s not like that. To the everyday person, it might seem like we live this exciting life — touring Europe and playing for a bunch of people — and it might seem like we make a lot of money. We don’t make a lot of money and it’s not glamorous. It’s like chrome, something that’s shiny on the outside, but when you break it down, it’s just some bulls--t that has silver stuff all over it. It’s not what it seems.”

Will Yip produced “Ours Is Chrome.” He also produced Superheaven’s debut album, “Jar” (2013), and he has worked with like-minded bands Title Fight, the Wonder Years and Circa Survive.

“Will is a good friend of ours and we are very comfortable working with him,” says Madison. “He makes records that sound really good, but he also helps out a lot with production and songwriting, which he doesn’t get enough credit for.”

The new album, much like “Jar,” will have a lot of people describing Superheaven's sound as "grunge" and "alt-rock." Those are appropriate tags. There are angry guitars, gigantic riffs and a healthy amount of angst and frustration.

“I get why people call us grunge, but I don't love it,” admits Madison. “Grunge is a time specific thing; I just think of it as rock music. But there are worse things people could call us, and worse bands people could compare us to than Nirvana.”

Listen to “Ours Is Chome" above, check out Superheaven's upcoming tour dates below and preorder the album on the SideOneDummy website.

Superheaven Tour Dates (with Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid):

May 15 – New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall
May 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Skate And Surf
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
May 19 – Syracuse, NY – Saint Claire Theater
May 20 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
May 21 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
May 22 – Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen
May 23 – Howell, MI – Bled Fest
May 24 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
May 26 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
May 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
May 28 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project
May 29 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman St
May 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
May 31 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
June 2 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room
June 3 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
June 4 – El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
June 5 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
June 6 – Dallas, TX – Sons Of Hermann Hall
June 8 – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory @ The Masquerade
June 9 – Tampa, FL – Epic Problem
June 10 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
June 11 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
June 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
June 13 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
June 14 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 16 – Howell, NJ – Game Changer World
June 17 – North Haven, CT – Up All Night Collective
 June 18 – Washington, DC – DC9
June 19 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
June 20 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
June 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary

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