History has correctly claimed the B-52′s as one of rock’s greats. Before 2008, they had about 3 bad songs in their entire catalogue and it wasn’t until the woefully uninspired Funplex that I realized it was time for side projects and guest spots. I mean, those kinds of one-off collaborations can, and usually do, beget flashes of fun, reminders of why you love an artist to begin with. Sometimes, when said artist goes back and revisits their main act, they can come out better for it. So, just having read an excellent, confident and self-aware interview with Fred Schneider over at AV Club, I was overjoyed to know of his new el-weirdo project, The Superions. A quirky electronic side band with Noah Brodie and Dan Marshall, their first single “Who Threw That Ham At Me” already has an official video, limited 12″ single on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records and a digital EP on iTunes. According to the AV interview, the plan is to make a “regular record,” plus themed albums for Halloween and Christmas. Song titles like “Those Sexy Saucer Girls” and “Totally Nude Island” pretty much sum it up, or as Schneider put it, “going to go where no one else bothers to go, or where no one in their right mind would go.” Stream at ye olde Myspace and get your spoken word on. Hopefully, the other B’s are dabbling in other interests to make that comeback record we so badly need.