Imagine a band that combined everything you liked about rock
n’ roll. With songs that would be equally at home on an
Austin Powers soundtrack or a Tony Hawk skateboarding video game.
From the retro-hip of the mid-60s to the alternative edge of today,
The Superficials have mixed their favorite ingredients in a rock
n’ roll blender and created an utterly fresh brand of music
that can only be described as superficial.
Josh Millman and Michael Page are the main ingredients in this
“soup”. Each one is a standout singer/songwriter in
their own right, yet their collaborative efforts have created
a buzz around this Lennon/McCartney-esque partnership. Seamlessly
sharing the lead vocal responsibilities and acting as co-frontmen,
Millman and Page have an undeniable chemistry that breaks the
confines of the traditional band lineup.
The Superficials’ debut album “oldschool” was
lauded for it’s "chiming guitars, buoyant melodies,
and sweet harmonies” and its “lushly tuneful gems
that linger in the mind” (The Oregonian). The band’s
sophomore effort “Everybody’s Girl” received
even more critical acclaim. “Simply put, one of the finest
indie pop CDs you’ll hear in 2004. Grade A and extremely
highly recommended!” (Not Lame Records). “The new
CD from Portland, Oregon's The Superficials has it all. Everything
from Elvis Costello pop sense to Jellyfish harmonies, as well
as the new wave energy of The Knack, which shows just how versatile
and talented this band is! An awesome debut from one of the most
promising new acts of 2004!” (popbang radio)
Hot on the heels of “Everybody’s Girl”, The
Superficials released their third full-length album "Superbia"
in November 2005. Millman and Page once again reveal their consistent
high standards of songwriting and production excellence- this
time adding an even modern sound and relevance to their material.
With yet another collection of instantly memorable, hook-laden
songs, the indelible voice of The Superficials is loud and clear.
Who’s hearing it? "I need to get into band management
because these guys have it...Every song is a hit...They f...in'
rock!" (Liz Wilde, national radio personality ). And she’s
not the only one who thinks so. "The Superficials kicked
my royal butt with their own brand of hard paced originals, cool
guitars, and non-stop stage action, great great band indeed!”
(Two Louies Magazine). Budweiser seems to thinks so too, having
sponsored them as Oregon’s True Music Live band for two
years running. Brian Blair of the Oregon Music Guide said “If
someone were to tell me that Portland, Oregon’s The Superficials
was their favorite band, I wouldn’t be surprised.”
With a devoted if not rabid fanbase spreading the word, The Superficials
are popping up on radio stations, movie soundtracks, websites,
and mp3 playlists from Seattle to Spain.