Super Doppler
Super Doppler

Super Doppler

About Super Doppler

A throwback to the horn-tinged rock of the '60s and '70s, Virginia's Super Doppler is a melodic and rootsy outfit with a sound heavily informed by the post-Beatles approach of the Band, ELO, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. Originally formed as Major and the Monbacks in Norfolk around 2008 while the members were still in high school, the group features singer/guitarist Neal Friedman, his brother Cole Friedman on bass, singer/keyboardist Michael Adkins, his brother Bryan Adkins on drums, singer/guitarist Harry Slater, and percussionist Tyler West. Along with the core members, they also utilize an R&B-style brass section. After high school, the band began touring the Eastern United States, released an EP, and built a grassroots base of loyal fans, who helped crowdfund the group's 2015 self-titled debut (recorded in Nashville). The album was well received, garnering online and alt-press attention, which helped raise the band's profile. In June of 2017, Major and the Monbacks were on track to release their sophomore album, the Matthew E. White-produced Moonlight Anthems, when they announced their official name change to Super Doppler. It was a decision made after it came to the group's attention that "Monback," a Southern portmanteau of "c'mon back," was also regarded by some as a racial slur. Along with the name change, the bandmembers also revealed that they had amicably parted ways with their label, Yep Roc, and would release Moonlight Anthems independently.

    Norfolk, VA

Similar Artists