Superorganism, CHAI, and Pi Ja Ma sing through their growing pains on “Teenager”

Superorganism, CHAI, and Pi Ja Ma sing through their growing pains on “Teenager”


Photo by Jack Bridgland.


 

Superorganism turned some notable heads with their 2018 self-titled debut album. Frank Ocean, Jehnny Beth, Vampire Weekend, Gorillaz and more have pledged allegiance to their post-everything approach, heralding an era of exponential growth for the eight-piece internet creature. Today, they’re announcing their sophomore LP, World Wide Pop, due July 15 on Domino. The record’s impressive list of featured performers includes Stephen Malkmus, Gen Hoshino, and Dylan Cartridge, as well as CHAI and Pi Ja Ma, both of whom appear on its newly released lead single, “Teenager.”

The new song wears its heart on its sleeve, its ensemble class singing openly about the joys and pains of growing up over an uplifting hyperpop instrumental. It comes with a maximalist music video directed by AEVA, featuring rainbows, kittents, a cartoon island, and a passionate dance routine from Brian Jordan Alvarez (of Will and Grace fame).

Watch it, and view Superorganism’s upcoming tour dates, below.

9/3 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL
Sept 4th – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
9/5 – Nochtspeicher – Hamburg, DE
9/6 – Hole 44 – Berlin, DE
9/7 – Praga Centrum – Warsaw, PL
9/9 – Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, CZ
9/10 – DasWERK – Vienna, AT
9/12– Club Volta – Cologne, DE
9/13 – Rotonde @ Botanique – Brussels, BE
9/14 – La Trabendo – Paris, FR
9/16 – Chalk – Brighton, UK
9/17 – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, UK
9/18 – SWG3 Warehouse – Glasgow, UK
9/20 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK
9/21 – Scala – London, UK

9/27 – Portland House of Music – Portland, ME
9/29 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
9/30 – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
10/1 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
10/2 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC
10/3 – Axis – Toronto, ON
10/5 – Skully’s – Columbus, OH
10/7 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
10/8 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
10/9 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
10/11 – Meow Wolf – Denver, CO
10/12 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
10/14 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/15 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
10/16 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/19 – The Ritz – San Jose, CA
10/20 – August Hall – San Francisco, CA
10/21 – The Regent, Los Angeles, CA
10/22 – The Music Box – San Diego, CA
10/24 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
10/25 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
10/26 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
10/28 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
10/29 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/1 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
11/2 – Basement East – Nashville, TN
11/3 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
11/3 – 930 Club, Washington, DC
11/5 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA