When “Something For Your M.I.N.D” first surfaced online back in February 2017, no one was quite sure what to expect from the mysterious project known simply as Superorganism. With its slick juxtaposition of sunny pop hooks, well-timed samples and delightfully aloof vocals, the left-field earworm from the unknown project almost seemed too good to be true.

After much speculation, the mysterious Superorganism revealed itself to be the product of an international eight-member collective, all living together in a London DIY studio. Seventeen-year-old vocalist Orono recently moved in with her adult bandmates to prepare for their upcoming tour. The original seven members of the collective had previously met Orono in Asia before sending her the music for “Something For Your M.I.N.D,” asking her to provide some vocals on a whim. The chemistry instantly clicked, and the debut single was released shortly thereafter. Just as people were starting to catch wind of the project based on the strength of its only song, “Something For Your M.I.N.D” was temporarily pulled from streaming services due to a sample clearance issue. Thankfully, it has since be re-released along with a small handful of equally delicious pop songs including “Nobody Cares” and “It’s All Good.”

Superorganism recently announced a tour through Europe and North America, as well as a plan to release its debut album via Domino in 2018. Before the collective hits the E.U. in January 2018, the group will play two shows in Brooklyn and Los Angeles on December 12 and 14, respectively. Following several European tour dates, Superorganism will kick off its US tour at San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop on March 20, 2018.

The up-and-coming act recently made its live television debut on BBC’s Later… With Jools Holland. To get a feel for the group’s live setup, check out some of these enlightening live video recordings they did with BBC’s Introducing session with Huw Stephens. Superorganism also has some cool, whale-themed psychedelic visuals for the singles’ studio versions, directed by the band’s own Robert Strange.

Superorganism, TBA
Rickshaw Stop
March 20, 2018
8pm, $12