Daily Dose: Supermercat, “Johnny Rack”Photo by Madeline Nimoy Music Features Supermercat
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Los Angeles trio Supermercat have shared “Johnny Rack,” their second song ever released, following debut single “Egg.”
The band describe themselves as “friendly punk with a dash of Sheryl Crow,” a description that sounds just about perfect. “Johnny Rack” has the pulsing energy of a road song with the sharp edges of a glammed-out punk song, like if someone took a flamethrower to Crow’s “All I Wanna Do,” and covered the charred remains in spikes and glitter.
Singer (and former Paste contributor) Alexa Carrasco’s jumpy vocal delivery is just about the best thing about the song. “Back to Johnny Rack / a stack of papers on his back / he gets an NDA from / everyone he ever met,” she sings, jumping octaves and beats like a muscle car shifting gears while the guitars pump interminably ahead beneath her.
Listen to “Johnny Rack” below.