"The debut release on Phoebe Bridgers' Saddest Factory Records, Super Monster is a vertiginous but joyous coming-of-age reckoning with such young love. From beginning to end, the sparkling pop tunes off Claud Mintz's magnetic first album capture the assorted stages of a relationship's delight and dejection-the giddy sensation of a first kiss during the beaming 'Overnight,' the heartsick longing of a pending rejection during the yearning 'Jordan,' the reluctant call for a requisite breakup during the smoldering 'Ana.' 'I'd write about how I felt in the moment, then two months later, a year later. My perspective evolved on one relationship with the same person,' Claud says. 'I changed so much that it feels like a different person writing some of these songs-but it's just me.' Claud sees relationships as games of endless wonder, intrigue, and second-guesses, a roller-coaster thrilling you even when it's terrifying. If 'Gold' turns the tension and indecision of a bad match into an undeniable bit of lithe disco, 'That's Mr. Bitch To You' uses a spurt of righteous indignation to fuse a little soul and emo into one breathless hook. Super Monster is like a compulsive compilation that Claud culled from a lifetime of musical enthusiasms-the arcing alt-rock of '90s airwaves, the rapturous pop of '00s chart-toppers, the diligent genre-hopping of modern online life. - Saddest Factory Records
- debut album from NYC-based bedroom pop singer-songwriter Claud Mintz
- blue + green split colored vinyl
- indie exclusive
- printed inner sleeve
- digital download included
- limited edition
- music label: Saddest Factory Records 2021
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