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by Supercluster

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    This is a 12 song CD, that is usually sold at PRS live shows. Supercluster was a pre-cursor to PRS. Supercluster released an EP ‘Special 5 for a limited release of 100 copies, this CD which included those songs and 3 singles while active from 2007-2013.
    Vanessa will be happy to sign on request.
    Supercluster Members

    Formed Spring 2007 as a recording project by keyboardist /vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon) and drummer /vocalist Hannah Jones (The New Sound of Numbers, Circulatory System) as an outlet for songs Vanessa had coming into her head which were not Pylon type material. Vanessa thought that they should be a collective,-hat members could rotate in and out according to availability as long as a few.core members were available. They recruited a dream team from their family and friends-
    Pylon (electric guitar- Randy Bewley)
    Casper & the Cookies (Bass,vocals -Kay Stanton, Electric guitar, keyboard - Jason NeSmith)
    Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars, Squalls (acoustic guitar - Bob Hay)
    North Georgia Bluegrass (mandolin, backing vocals -Bill David)
    E6 (Bass Clarinet, clarinet, violin -John Fernandes)

    Will Cullen Hart and Peter Erchick were members at the beginning and Supercluster practiced at the Landfill during that time.

    Supercluster’s sound was called Appalachian Wave because of the eclectic mix of angular electric electric guitar, post punk bass and acoustic instruments topped by 3 harmonizing female and one male vocalists. Unusual arrangements might feature a clarinet, the sound of wood being knocked over in the garage, bells, a paper bag...lyrics about death, a mermaid, war, peace, distance, love, loss, trees..with moods ranging from twee to experimental to rocking.
    They opened some Northeast shows for the B-52s including at Wolftrapp, shared a tour with Casper & the Cookies to perform at SXSW, played shows in Athens opening for artists like Bradford Cox and Grant Hart —and performed at several Athens Popfest shows with anywhere from 5- 9 people onstage (depending on who was available).
    Several videos were made and can be found on YouTube:
    “I Got The Answer” video by John Lee Matney and Paul Thomas
    “Too Many Eights” video by Vanessa Briscoe Hay
    “Neat In the Street” video by Hana Hay
    “Memory of the Future” video by Hannah Jones and Hana Hay
    “Things We Used to Drink” by Hana Hay
    Supercluster were mainly a recording project.
    They were joined live and on some recordings by guitarist Bryan Poole (Of Montreal, late bp helium), cellist Heather McIntosh. Pianist Damon Denton joined them live on at least one occasion.
    After the death of Randy Bewley, guitarist Bradford Cox helped them record and complete 3 unfinished tracks in the studio.
    Additional cello on the recording - Hana Hay and Sarah Cabaniss.
    Engineered, Recorded and Mixed -Jason NeSmith.
    Mastered by Rodney Mills.
    All songs written by Supercluster except Anyone (Bob Hay), The Night I Died (Kay Stanton), The River (Hana Hay)
    All songs performed by Supercluster
    C&P 2009 Studio Mouse /BMG / BMI - All Rights Reserved.
    Released by Cloud Recordings
    Cover Art (Randy Bewley)
    Back Cover Art (Hannah Jones)
    Graphics - Michael Lachowski, Kay Stanton
    Booklet includes lyrics.
    Produced - Vanessa Briscoe Hay

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Athens, GA writing and recording project that started as a way for Vanessa Briscoe Hay to work up non-Pylon type material that was coming into her head. Also, contains some of the last guitar work Randy Bewley did before he passed away in Feb 2009. A dream team of Athens based musicians worked together on this project.


released October 1, 2009

Recorded and mixed at Bel*Air Studios by Jason NeSmith
Mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse, Duluth, GA
Performed by Supercluster
Vocals -Vanessa Briscoe Hay
Backing vocals listed by track in booklet - Kay Stanton, Hannah Jones, Bill David
Clarinet, bass clarinet, violin - John Fernandes
Guitars - Randy Bewley, Bradford Cox, Bob Hay
Bass - Kay Stanton
Drums - Hannah Jones
Mandolin - Bill David
Keys- Vanessa Briscoe Hay
Cello- Heather McIntosh, Hana Hay, Sarah Cabaniss

Other players as listed in booklet
Studio Mouse Productions/ BMG (BMI) 2009

1 Peace Disco Song 3:58
2 Brave Tree 3:16
3 Sunflower Clock 5:07
4 River 3:34*
5 I Got The Answer 3:28
6 Mermaid's Tale 3:57
7 Copper Palo 3:59
8 The Night I Died 3:05**
9 Too Many Eights 5:16
10 Anyone 3:08***
11 Time To End The War 4:12
12 316 4:11
*Written by Hana Hay
**Written by Kay Stanton
***Written by Bob Hay
All other lyrics by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and music by Supercluster




More than a tribute band,Pylon Reenactment Society write new songs with Pylon as their guiding star—delighting old fans while making new ones.

—Band: original Pylon vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, guitarist Jason NeSmith, bassist Kay Stanton, drummer Gregory Sanders.

—A 2019 performance is featured in “Red Turns Into Blue: Athens GA Inside Out 2”

—Debut album ‘Magnet Factory’ releases 2/9/24.

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