Nov 17, 2002
Colorado is about to be put back on the map as the
hotbed for incredible new music. Accidental Superhero
has emerged from their basement studio in Colorado
Springs armed with an album to be reckoned with.
A.S. formed in 1995. Strong songwriting
and an ear for modern appeal helped inspire their
pop rock sound. By 1996, the band had quickly progressed,
creating a two hour original show, and amassing thousands
of Colorado fans. In 1997, A.S. continued to gain
momentum, playing at popular venues all over the Rocky
In early 1998, after a few recordings
at area studios, Accidental Superhero sought to capture
their evolutionary sound in a project that represented
the full scope of their musical sensibilities. With
this in mind, the band built an independent studio,
and began to record their debut album. Nine months
later, their first CD Everyman was released.
A.S. started a four month tour that
took them across the United States where they headlined
at the Idaho State Pavilion for an audience of 2,500,
and performed at the Whisky A Go-Go and the House
of Blues in LA. Their mailing list swelled to thousands
of names as they sold 10,000 copies of Everyman. Throughout
1999 and 2000, A.S. continued to release songs independently.
Their hit single, "Take My Hand" earned national airplay
on top-40 commercial radio. In early 2000, two songs
from Everyman were used in the full-length movie trailer
and preview for "All The Pretty Horses", now available
in the Special Features area of the DVD.
In 2001, with a desire for an edgier
style of production, the band set out in a new direction.
A.S. redefined their songwriting, and crafted modern-sounding
cuts implementing loops and samples. The foursome
brought a fresh rawness and intensity to the table
- vital to the fulfillment of their new vision. After
several months in the studio creating an original
sound based on hip-hop grooves and soaring melodies,
that vision has come to life.
Accidental Superhero is putting
the finishing touches on their second album, to be
released in late 2002. Pre-release songs are getting
rave reviews and an immense number of internet downloads.
MP3.com reported over a quarter of a million listens
in a period of 3 months in the summer of 2002, putting
A.S. at #7 on the Billboard.com download charts, and
#2 on the MP3.com Pop and Rock charts.
During the same time, the band played
numerous sold-out shows, opening for American HiFi,
Sammy Hagar, Audiovent, and The Calling. In August
2002, A.S. toured to New York City to play at the
famous CBGB's and the BB King Blues Club, earning
a strong review in the NY Post. September and October
brought a tidal wave of interviews and magazine reviews,
as A.S. headlined shows at the Gothic Theatre in Denver
and the Fox Theatre in Boulder. They are currently
in the top 10 (out of 1000+ artists) in the in the
CMJ/Coca-Cola New Music Award Competition, and maintained
the #1 spot (out of 140 Colorado artists) at the Post
News Battle of the Bands for 5 straight days. A.S.
will be touring to both New York and LA in November.