Super American Eagle, Featuring Members Of The Dandy Warhols & Courtney Barnett’s Band, Release Debut Single
They’re super because they comprised of The Dandy Warhols’ drummer Brent DeBoer, Courtney Barnett’s long-time drummer Dave Mudie aka solo artist L.A. Mood (on bass), and guitarist Bob Harrow, who has previously played with both Brent and Dave (and for a while Courtney Barnett) in the wonderful psych-country folk-rockers Immigrant Union.
They’re super because they’re called Super American Eagle.
And they’re super because they just freaking-well ARE.
Super American Eagle blast out a heavy hitting fuzzed-charged wall of mind-bending eardrum-blowing sound that is in the ballpark of a bubblegum Black Sabbath and shoegaze Sister Ray. They get everything fired up, hit it hard, and by the time Bob’s eyes start rolling back into his head, barely visible between the clumps of dank long hair sticking to his face, they’ve found their groove.
Super American Eagle stepped into Melbourne’s clubland earlier this year after coming into existence on a trip to NYC just before COVID. Bob, Dave and Brent (who has been a Melbourne resident for over a decade) travelled from Melbourne to New York for the premier of director Dave Abt’s film Bodega Boys. On this trip they decided to play a show as Immigrant Union as complete one off as a 3-piece configuration, with Brent on drums, Dave on bass and Bob on guitar / vocals. This set up was so fun they thought “fuck it, let’s have a crack writing songs in this set up”. Borrowing a name suggested by Courtney Taylor-Taylor to Brent years before, Super American Eagle was born.
Now signed to Cheersquad Records & Tapes (home of The Hard-Ons, Jodi Phillis, Phil Jamieson, The Meanies and loads more!), Super American Eagle release their debut single Yes today and are readying their debut album for release later in the year.
Bob Harrow on the single: “From memory ‘YES’ was truly written by all 3 of us. You know how like U2 and Coldplay credit the entire band as writing the songs together? I reckon that’s bullshit sometimes… The guitar riff / bass line and the drums came together and simultaneously the vocal melody and lyrics… then a few weeks later we tracked it and had Sean Latino mix and master it…It would be sick if everything in life was that simple. It probably can be.”