Thursday, September 1, 2022

The Nervous Eaters - "Superman's Hands"

Photo by Carissa Johnson

Boston rock legends The Nervous Eaters have been kicking around since the mid 1970's, and are still around and releasing new music. Their latest single, "Superman's Hands," may be a little slower and melodic than their early punk anthems, but most musicians do slow down after five decades. The new song has that early 90's alternative power pop feel and reminds me of a more garage rock version of the Gin Blossoms. "Superman's Hands" may not be as punk as The Nervous Eaters originally were, but bands are allowed to mature, and if the songs are still this great it's perfectly fine if it's not quite as loud.

Frontman Steve Caltaldo says of the new song:

"The song is a metaphor to relay the thought to every person that no matter what your lot in life may turn out to be, or the condition you find yourself in, that even the weakest of us can summon up the power of Superman to help those in distress. You don’t need a cape to fly, or shooting lasers from your eyes or the strength of 10, Kryptonic men,” as long as your heart has the capability of love and a true desire to help your fellow man, then any person can possess the strength and dependability within Superman’s Hand’s."

You can watch the video for "Superman's Hands" below. Monsters + Angels is due out November 11 on Wicked Cool Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on The Nervous Eaters, check out the band's website.

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