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PREVIEW: Download Super Mash Bros.’ All About the Scrillions Free from artist
While everyone was going crazy over Girl Talk‘s Feed the Animals last year (not that I didn’t enjoy it — I did), I was having my own mash-up party with Super Mash Bros. Based in L.A., Nick Denmore and Dick Fink seemed to accomplish what Greg Gillis couldn’t: make memorable individual tracks. It would take quite an effort on my part to pick out any one song off of Feed the Animal just by hearing it, yet I guarantee I’d be able to guess them all on Super Mash Bros.’ debut, Fuck Bitches. Get Euros. You can thank all of the ’90s hits for that.
What makes Super Mash Bros. stand out is the nostalgia factor. The crux of every track is usually a song from my (our) youth, be it the Spice Girls, old Britney Spears or Jimmy Eat World. These heavy doses of ’90s nostalgia and middle school dance flashbacks remind me of a simpler, easier time in my life. Sentimentality goes a long way.
With that type of debut, you can imagine my elation finding a new album available for free download last week. As much as I loved their first effort, the sophomore release All About the Scrillions puts it to shame. The guys have fine-tuned their style, and the results are astounding. There’s a fantastic flow to this album that can’t be duplicated, and every original track embedded within the songs is distinct and memorable.
It’s blasphemy to many, but in some ways, Super Mash Bros. surpass Girl Talk. No matter how much you and I have probably hated Disturbed and Nelly at one point or another, it’s endearing to hear both blended together with the usually-unforgivable Good Charlotte. Super Mash Bros. understand that, and — love them or hate them — these guys are at the top of the mash-up game, even while sampling some deplorable songs.
— John Cassillo, Reviews Editor