SuperTonic Uncork A Lullaby For The Wide Awake

The cross-border duo transport you with their soothing new single and video.


SuperTonic play it surprisingly mellow on their soothing new single and video Wide Awake — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Featuring a contribution by Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson, Wide Awake — a highlight of the indie duo’s recent LP Time to Repair — is an ethereal indie treat that calms you even as it seduces and transports you. The delicate guitar flows neatly alongside the organ, the percussion rushing like an ocean tide, gently rocking the song in transcendent waves that fade in a sweetly optimistic sunset.

After forming SuperTonic during the early pandemic days of March 2020, keyboardist Jay Stiles and guitarist David Pulkingham wrote and recorded the 10-song-strong LP Time to Repair. Soon, they fleshed out the group with Alan Eckert (drums), Gordie Johnson (bass, vocals), and Frank Deresti (bass); Johnson would go on to mix the album, while Howie Wienberg in Los Angeles mastered.

Based between Austin and Collingwood, Ont., Stiles has made himself known as the leading go-to for his impressive talents and musicianship. Having worked with Austin mainstays like Black Pumas and Shinyribs, plus Canadian songwriting giants Big Sugar and Pat Robitaille, Stiles specializes in vintage keyboards, including Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet, and Rhodes.

Pulkingham is a Texas native and music community heavyweight, having spent 25 years as a guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer, and teacher in Austin. With two instrumental albums to his credit, he currently tours with Patty Griffin and has played with her for eight years. In addition to his extensive touring work with Alejandro Escovedo, Carrie Rodriguez and Sara Watkins, David has accompanied Robert Plant, EmmyLou Harris, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams and Lila Downs.

Watch Wide Awake above, listen to Time To Repair below, and find SuperTonic at their website, Facebook and Instagram.