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Biography

San Francisco experimental pop duo Super Adventure Club was convened in 2007 by producer Michael Winger (Kronos Quartet, The Shins) and session drummer Jake Wood (Diego’s Umbrella, Nya Jade) to explore pop music beyond the boundaries of genre. On their debut 2009 LP Üntz for Freshmaker Records, Wood plays drums, keyboards and sings simultaneously, while Winger plays keyboards, bass guitar and handles lead vocals. Singing in four languages, the duo shifts from Talking Heads-like indie rock to electronic dance music and beyond. Along with tours of the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest, Super Adventure Club also tours Spain, while writing and recording a second album.

Veteran producer and performer Michael Winger was born in North Carolina and raised in Florida, playing piano by age five and guitar by age twelve. As R.E.M. galvanized the sound of southern indie rock in the ’80s, Winger began playing locally, attending the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in History with an emphasis in Chinese Communism. The lead guitarist for Athens, Georgia’s Dayroom, Winger played almost 200 shows a year for eight years. He began producing, and moved to San Francisco, where he now holds court at the historic 1340 Mission recording studio and also runs the highly successful Flying Kitchen, a mobile recording operation.

Jake Wood, an in-demand session drummer, music journalist (DRUM! Magazine, EQ), and drum instructor, was born in the Bay Area and grew up on a diet of punk, funk, and ska like Operation Ivy, Metallica, and Primus. Wood began taking drum lessons at age 11 and studied music theory at University of California Santa Cruz, where he earned a degree in Anthropology. Wood met Winger in 2004 during a session Winger was producing. Working on other artists’ mellower tunes inspired the two to form their own uninhibited, nimble little act and exorcise their lurid lyrical fantasies of murder, death and love.

With a militant rehearsal schedule, they discovered Super Adventure Club had influences as wide as Soul Coughing, Cake, Portishead, The Police, and Flight of the Conchords. They are essentially populists, writing danceable beats and singable choruses while eschewing any poe-faced sincerity. Neither considers themselves singers, so they explore percussive singing, and use phrases from Spanish, Russian, English and French. Super Adventure Club recorded Üntz live at Broken Radio and Woodshed Studios to better capture the fire of their live show. The 10-track LP includes stand out cuts “Mexican Gun Fight” and “Slay The Dragon”. On the subsequent tour, SAC played all the parts live, avoiding all sequencers and loops, doing things the old fashioned way; with their bare hands.

Super Adventure Club’s multi-lingual multi-instrumentalism presses forward in 2010 as they craft a second, possibly more peaceful album, and, of course, continue to rock the party.

Instrumentation
Jake Wood – Drums, Keyboards and Vocals (simultaneously)
Michael Winger – Vocals, Bass and Keyboards (simultaneously too)

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5 Comments

  1. Posted January 4, 2009 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Hey guys,
    Have just seen you ad. in In Madrid. Im a british freelance graphic designer in Madrid and would like to offer my services for whatever you may need, artwork, flyers, posters etc.

    Chek out my web.

    saludos

  2. Mike Cuccaro
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Mike, was just going thru a box of promos and CDs from the ’90s and started listening to the old Dayroom CDs. So I got the idea to look you up. I’m very glad to find you online, still having fun with music!!!

  3. renee
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    hi guys–

    i caught your show at cafe du nord in july and thought you all were super rad. so did my sister–who was incredibly messed up and bought several copies of ‘untz’.

    i am embarking on a huge adventure next week. and nothing in the WHOLE WORLD would make me happier than you guys playing a surprise last minute show in sf over the wknd–my last wknd here for some time. youve got to have booking connections some place–considering you are from this glorious city.

    most loyal fan,
    renee

  4. admin
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Renee! Wish we could. Unfortunately Jake is off touring in Europe with another band like a tramp. Our next show will be in mid october. Send us some pictures!

    [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ‘0 which is not a hashcash value.

  5. Posted March 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    lol just watched south park the return of chef

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