Superorganism; courtesy of IMP

When word first started getting out about Superorganism, there were rumors that the band itself wasn’t real. Their first viral tracks, “Something for Your M.I.N.D.” and “Everybody Wants To Be Famous,” seemed to have burbled up organically from the internet’s depths, a weird miracle of techno-parthenogenesis. After Frank Ocean played them on his Blonded Beats 1 radio show, some speculated Superorganism were a project masterminded by Damon Albarn in the style of Gorillaz, and that lead singer Orono Noguchi was a constructed identity. But Superorganism are a real band, made of flesh-and-blood humans, never mind that they’d never been in the same room on the day their first album dropped. The band, which has members from the UK, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, met online and started collaborating. Since then, Superorganism have attracted worldwide acclaim; they now count Post Malone and Elton John as fans. (Their self-titled debut is all-killer-no-filler, featuring 10 incredible tracks of fiber-optic rock peppered with samples of everything from grumbling dial-up internet to Tony Robbins tapes.) More recently they’ve set up shop in London, where they live together and work individually on songs that they can Borg into killer collaborations. Their new album, which features collabs with CHAI and Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus, retains the lush intricacy of the first while channeling some of the hyperpop mania of 100 Gecs. Superorganism are living proof that rock music doesn’t need to die out—as long as it embraces its own evolution. Superorganism play at 10 p.m. on Nov. 4 at 9:30 Club in Northwest. $25.

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