"I kept moving – up to catch Jesus Christ Supercar, if only because I liked their name. What I found was a group of guys wearing sunglasses and jean jackets with the sleeves rolled up, sounding like the second coming of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists one minute and a psychobilly freakout the next..." — KDHX
Jams. Jackets. Jazz.
Of these three, St. Louis fuzz-pop trio Jesus Christ Supercar has at least two. And two out of three ain't bad.
Formed in 2018, the band's three members – longtime friends Christopher Bachmann (guitar), Tom Blood (drums), Collin McCabe (bass) – and their league of trusty amplifiers banded together to blast and bop their way through fuzz-filtered disco drumbeats, with occasional existential musings. Taking a page from Death From Above 1979, Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions, and many others, Jesus Christ Supercar combines their attention to crunchy, punchy tone with a groove-on-the-move attitude, resulting in up-tempo toe-tappers that aren't afraid to rip a guitar solo or two (or three).
In their relatively brief existence, Jesus Christ Supercar has made a name for themselves with engaging live shows, sharing stages with numerous national acts including BRONCHO, the Blue Stones, Dinosaur Pile-Up, *repeat repeat, and the Dirty Nil.
Jesus Christ Supercar are currently working on their sophomore EP. The first single – the falsetto-soaked "Do You Think I Could?" – is out on streaming services September 8, 2020.
Live photos by Cory Weaver / Bands Through Town
"...perfect for blasting on your car stereo with the windows down when you’re out for a little joy ride this summer — or at minimum, dancing around the house a la “Risky Business” style." – Arch City Media
"What Would Jesus Christ Supercar Drink?" - RFT writeup on Divine Intervention, a beer collab with Alpha Brewing Co.