The Supervillains' sound isn't one that will shake the foundations of ska, reggae or punk, but the Orlando-based band draw from those genres vibrantly and competently enough to produce a respectable combination. Dominic “Dom” Maresco and Scott “Skart” Suldo started playing together when they were 16 and formed the band well more than a decade ago. Through several shifting modifications, the core of the group has remained the same. Their latest record, Postcards From Paradise, was released on LAW Records a couple of weeks ago.
OC Weekly (Reyan Ali): Let's start by discussing a few of your past comments about contemporary ska. You've made some entertaining observations before.
There have been many bands you've talked about in interviews before as influences–Operation Ivy, The Specials, Sublime and Bob Marley, among others–but what's a more unorthodox name that people wouldn't associate with the Supervillains that you think has shaped the band's sound?