Claud

Super Monster

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  • Claud - Super Monster
12th February 2021 / LP or CD / Saddest Factory / Dead Oceans
"Claud’s talent, like that of any great pop star, lies in their ability to put you in their shoes, and make you feel exactly what they’re feeling."
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Claud

Super Monster

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The debut release on Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, Super Monster is a vertiginous but joyous coming-of-age reckoning with such young love.

When Claud Mintz’s mother finally heard the 13 songs on her kid’s magnetic first album, Super Monster, she asked a concerned question: Just how many people had her 21-year-old dated? From beginning to end, these sparkling pop tunes capture the assorted stages of a relationship’s delight and dejection—the giddy sensation of a first kiss during the beaming “Overnight,” the heartsick longing of a pending rejection during the yearning “Jordan,” the reluctant call for a requisite breakup during the smoldering “Ana.” Claud, though, replied that these songs detailed the phases of only two or three relationships, simply written during them or at various points after they were over.
+ Dinked Edition Number 88
+ Green Blue Splatter Vinyl
+ Flexi Disc with Bonus Track
+ Signed Print
+ Numbered Edition
+ Limited Pressing of 500
Claud sees relationships as games of endless wonder, intrigue, and second-guesses, a roller-coaster thrilling you even when it’s terrifying. If “Gold” turns the tension and indecision of a bad match into an undeniable bit of lithe disco, “That’s Mr. Bitch To You” uses a spurt of righteous indignation to fuse a little soul and emo into one breathless hook. Super Monster is like a compulsive compilation that Claud culled from a lifetime of musical enthusiasms—the arcing alt-rock of ’90s airwaves, the rapturous pop of ’00s chart-toppers, the diligent genre-hopping of modern online life. Claud emerges as the chameleonic mastermind of this mélange, channeling all of love’s emotions into songs so sharp they make even the hardest times feel fun.

Perhaps you are in the throes of one of these romantic moments yourself right now, resentful of a frustrating paramour like Claud during “Pepsi” or indulging in lust like “In or In Between.” Or maybe these songs recall those wild days and tough situations. Incisive, instant, and addictive Super Monster works on either level—to remind us of love’s wild ups and downs or to help us deal with them in real time. In that way, Mom, these songs are about dating, well, everyone.

SIDE A:
1. Overnight
2. Gold
3. Soft Spot
4. In or In-Between
5. Cuff Your Jeans
6. Ana ft. Nick Hakim

SIDE B:
7. Guard Down
8. This Town
9. Jordan
10. That’s Mr. Bitch To You ft. Melanie Faye
11. Pepsi
12. Rocks At Your Window
13. Falling With The Rain ft. Shelly

+ Limited indie shop edition is pressed on split Green/Blue colour vinyl.
Format /LP or CD
Released /12th February 2021
Catalogue / SAD001LP-C1
Barcode / 656605373591
Artist / Claud
Genre / Pop Music
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