Super XX Man

Sunday, September 26th
8pm No Cover
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane St.-Astoria

Scott Garred started off his career as Super XX Man (pronounced “super double ex man”) in the mid-’90s while still a member of the Austin, TX indie pop trio Silver Scooter, putting out a pair of self-released cassettes. Garred has since relocated to Portland, OR, continuing a steady stream of releases that have moved from home recorded four-track material to full fledged studio productions. Along the way, he has also turned Super XX Man into a bona fide band, that these days features his wife Michelle on accordion, singer Ali Wesley, Kelly Dachtler, and drummer Bob Ham.

Super XX was an old b&w film made by Kodak which Garred who called it “double x.” One day he received a letter from a friend in his former hometown of Pullman, WA, in which she said that she dreamed Garred had a heart attack. In his response, he performed live to a 4-track cassette player with the song “The Destroyer” which begins with the lyric “I dreamed I was Super XX Man flying over Texas.” That was the center piece on the self-titled 12-song cassette released in September, 1995. Garred’s original goal was to release one cassette a year, not much thought being put into it otherwise, except always looking for the most efficient way to dub as many tapes as possible and give them to all the good people in life. He recorded everything using a dirty SM-58 microphone purchased on the street in Seattle during his first touring experience in college. It cost $35. He likes to believe it was used by Mudhoney.

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