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Supercasanova The lounge/electronica duo Supercasanova take bits and pieces of 1960s and '70s lounge music, orchestral pop, Latin jazz, and easygoing pop/rock, and apply contemporary drum loops and programming, keyboard parts, guitars, horns, and vocals to make a hybrid they call “loungetronica.”

The group was founded in Los Angeles in 2001 by Eric Bonerz and Michael Cudahy, better known as the Millionaire (co-leader of '90s cocktail revivalists Combustible Edison). They had met while both serving as DJs for the lounge-styled Internet radio station, Luxuria. During the course of recording the group's first album, they called upon guest musicians such as Probyn Gregory (Brian Wilson Band) on guitar and vocals, and Bob Remstein (Mello Cads) on keyboards to help fill out the arrangements. When the Mil headed back to Boston to pursue other interests, Remstein stepped in and became Bonerz's co-writer and -producer.

In 2004, that debut album, "Eternity Now!," came out in Japan on Rambling Records, and it charted in the lounge top 10 there for most of the summer. Combining samples, live parts, and odd bits of dialogue, the CD showed off the band's humorous side, while also establishing their singular sound.

At the same time, Bonerz and Remstein were creating "In a Space," the somewhat darker follow-up, with Paul Lacques adding a new element with his slide guitar work. The album was completed in 2006 but remained hidden away until its digital release in 2010.

Meanwhile, after creating tracks for advertising and other media, including songs for episodes of "Without a Trace," "Chuck," and "The Guiding Light," Bonerz and Remstein got back to a more stripped-down Supercasanova sound in 2009, producing the 18 tracks that make up "Music to Shop By."

Now, Supercasanova has been recording with a couple of female vocalists, and new tracks are expected during the course of 2010.
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