The Superions are a meme band fronted by the B-52’s Fred Schneider and it’s supposed to be really funny. As funny as the 13th place on the Billboard Comedy Albums Chart. Really guys? I didn't even know a list like that existed! Although having reached some success (according to the press release) with the single ‘Totally Nude Island’, I just heard about them via the YACHT remix for their new X-mas single called ‘Fruit Cake’.
But first the original version. While the lyrics do have their sense of humor, it’s not hilarious. It gets better if you look at it like a B version of Yo! Gabba Gabba with Cazwell as a guest – yes, that fun and that gay. The sound also relies a lot on our favorite kid’s show, but with a new wave twist. And, like everything that Fred sings, it sounds a lot like B-52’s - and that is an amazing compliment for any track. Check the video below and see if you agree with us.
Now back to the remix, which was actually born an unacknowledged bastard. In fact, it happened because somebody introduced ‘Fruit Cake’ to YACHT while driving them to the airport and they liked it so much that they decided to remix it. So they added a new chorus sang by Claire, guitars, drums, claps and turned it in a cool X-mas gift given away for free on their blog. In my opinion, they added the kick necessary that turned the joke into music.
YACHT also did a Holiday’s card for you don’t forget about them while they are recording the new album. Very cute!