Oakland, CA trio Super Unison have premiered a music video for their new song “You Don’t Tell Me” today via She Shreds Magazine. The premiere partnership should come as no surprise; the song opens with the lyrics “Listen here little girl…” and touches on an incident where bassist/vocalist Meghan O’Neil Pennie had to deal with a man speaking down to her. The video features candid clips of the band and plays off of the concept of the “male gaze,” where women are depicted through men’s POV as it relates to real life. O’Neil Pennie commented, “I do think it reflects the objectification of women. My favorite line [in the song] is ‘pay attention and try to look cute’ because I feel like if a man is speaking down to a woman and trying to teach them something unsolicited, they’re expected to bat their eyelashes and thank him.”
“You Don’t Tell Me” appears on Super Unison’s forthcoming album, Auto, which will be released on October 14th through Deathwish Inc. Auto was recorded at Atomic Garden Studios by Jack Shirley (Oathbreaker, Deafheaven, Loma Prieta) and is concise and intense with most frantic songs coming in at the two minute mark. Within Auto, Super Unison introduce a wash of discordant melody and texture into the fray, keeping things fast paced and smartly aggressive at every twist and turn.
Super Unison features Meghan O’Neil Pennie (formerly of PUNCH) on bass and vocals, Justin Renninger (formerly of Snowing) on drums, and Kevin DeFranco on guitar. Formed in 2014, they released a self-titled EP on vinyl and cassette formats soon after. The EP was incredibly well-received and praised by publications far and wide, from Rolling Stone to Brooklyn Vegan. The band toured the western portion of the USA following the EP’s release, which included shows with Shook Ones, Self Defense Family, Coliseum, Dogs on Acid and more. As veterans of the Bay Area scene and beyond, Super Unison have become known for their incendiary live show in their relatively short time as a band thus far.
Following the release of Auto, Super Unison will tour the west coast, down and over to The Fest in Gainesville on October 30th. More info coming soon.
Super Unison, Auto Track Listing:
- Prove Yourself
- Losing You
- You Don’t Tell Me
- Time & Distance
- What Are You Going To Do
- Don’t Look Up
SUPER UNISON – ON TOUR:
October 21 Oakland, CA @ 1,2,3,4 Go!
October 23 Los Angeles, CA @ All Star Lanes
October 24 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
October 25 El Paso, TX @ DIY Punk Haus
October 26 Austin, TX @ Shirley’s Temple
October 27 New Orleans, LA @ Neutral Grounds
October 28 Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse
October 30 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 15 at The Atlantic