All born and raised in Norfolk, VA, Super Doppler began their journey as a loose collective of high school friends with a common interest in late nights and loud music. Desperate to escape the impending reality of the 9 to 5 workday, the group decided to hit the open road and play for anyone willing to listen. No matter how dark the basement or lonely the bar, it was here in the farthest fringes of the music industry that these ragtag renegades would make their stand.
4 years and 500+ shows later after forming, the band released ‘Moonlight Anthems’, their debut record under the “Super Doppler” moniker. Produced by fellow Virginia wunderkind Matthew E. White of Spacebomb Records, ‘Moonlight Anthems’ showcases the shared retro influences of the six-piece band; more specifically, a group of high school friends turned bandmates that includes two sets of brothers, Michael and Bryan Adkins (guitar and drums, respectively), and fraternal twins, Neal and Cole Friedman (keyboards and bass, respectively), alongside long-time comrades Harry Slater (guitar) and Tyler West (percussion).
With six new singles set for release over the first half of 2018 and a full length record that is less than a year old, Super Doppler wants you to know they are here to stay. With stops at SXSW in Austin, TX in March and Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, AL already announced, the band has plans to stay busy on the road throughout the year. After an extensive U.S. album release tour in 2017, expect to see Super Doppler spanning the continental United States again in 2018.
…That’s all this retro-fitted-indie-psych-pop-dad-rock-quartet really boils down to.
SXSW said they “Blend elements of 50s doo-wop, 60s psychedelia, and 70s easy-listening with a modern sensibility.”
Daytrotter thinks Ceramic Animal is “Joyous and full of pomp as well as being silky and sly.”
The Key (WXPN Philadelphia) hears “Soulfulness borrowed from The Doors with the slacker vibe of dad rockers everywhere.”
Yet Rock on Philly perhaps put it most elegantly. Simply: “Quit sleepin’ on our nasty boys.”
Riding the Spotify-fueled success of their first album “The Cart” (2016), the band has been heralded as a rising star in the psych-pop-revival movement. Their much anticipated second album is due out mid way though 2018, with their first national tour not far behind.
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