Jesus Christ Supercar is an American rock band formed in the summer of 2018, when Collin McCabe (bass) moved back to St. Louis after living in New Orleans for nearly a decade. With the idea of a fuzz-disco project in mind, he approached Tom Blood (drums) with danceable pop rock songs á la Death From Above 1979, Queens of the Stone Age, and all of the other bands they got off to in high school. With the addition of their longtime friend Christopher Bachmann (guitar), the number of amplifiers officially outnumbered the number of people in the project, and thus the circle was complete. And while they may have matching jackets, the trio truly bonds over their mutual love of both boogie, and woogie.
Though still a fledgling band, in just a short time Jesus Christ Supercar has made a name for themselves in St. Louis with their raucous but danceable live shows, sharing stages with numerous national acts including BRONCHO, the Blue Stones, and the Dirty Nil.
The band's second release, a fuzz-pop single called "I4NI," showcases a bouncing synth bass with buzzsaw guitars and a raw vocal hook - perfectly exemplifying the band's groove technique. Recorded at the Jesus Christ SuperCabin, the single's cryptic title refers to a knuckle tattoo vocalist Collin McCabe noticed on a friend - and the details he imagined were behind the tattoo's origin.
Jesus Christ Supercar is currently working on an EP at Native Sound in St. Louis to be released in the fall of 2019.
Live photos: Cory Weaver / Bands Through Town