Music

Theme Song: Supercute!

“Superrookie” by Supercute!

Collage by Minna.

Every month we’re gonna feature a Rookie theme song by a different band that we love. For our first one, we couldn’t have done better than Supercute! Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Supercute! is Rachel Trachtenburg, age 17, on vocals and ukelele; Julia Cumming, 15, on ukelele, guitar and vocals; and Olivia Ferrer, 12, on keyboards and vocals. For more about them, please visit their Facebook or their MySpace. We are refraining ourselves from making so many puns with “super” and “cute” right now.

We are proud to present, as our inaugural theme song, “Superrookie,” by Supercute! (!!)

Download the song here.

(To submit your own band’s Rookie theme song, email submissions@rookiemag.com, and write THEME SONG in the subject line, please!)

36 Comments

  • Hazel September 12th, 2011 3:14 PM

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ATHOUSANDTIMES YES!

  • Anna F. September 12th, 2011 3:15 PM

    Yay! Are the lyrics posted anywhere?

    I loved the line “open the door, it’s a non exclusive house party.”

  • Pashupati September 12th, 2011 3:17 PM

    Supercool :)
    I won’t listen to music using ukulele by myself, but this one is interesting! I like the mood of the song!
    (I don’t know why, guess there are some stereotypes associated with ukulele that makes think of it as a less serious instrument or something too complicated to be played right for you alternatively, until you hear something that really fit you played with a ukulele, and the thing integrated in a band when the stereotypical ukulele player is some boy/girl scout animator playing it alone in the wild, singing badly and playing badly, so that even if you are interested in music a bit AND use of different instruments/reappropriation of things that aren’t instruments for music, you’ll have that idea in your head about ukulele)
    (I think I’ll try finding more about it)

  • HollyGolightly September 12th, 2011 3:19 PM

    Lovely lyrics, lovely song!

    p.s. I’ve never spend a whole weekend wishing it was Monday before

  • Marguerite September 12th, 2011 3:24 PM

    I love this – it is … super cute :D
    and it totally gets the message of ROOKIE across

  • izzybee September 12th, 2011 3:30 PM

    I love it!

  • maya September 12th, 2011 3:43 PM

    Loved this! It reminded me of Kimya Dawson! Also, same as HollyGoLightly, I’ve been missing Rookie ALL WEEKEND.

  • kami September 12th, 2011 3:43 PM

    wow i love it!

  • Jodie September 12th, 2011 4:04 PM

    HollyGolightly – I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU.
    I love this. I love Rookie. I thrive to be like the people who write for Rookie. But I am not. I am a boring teenage girl from a small town in England. Most days I watch tractors go past my house and dream of being as beautifully original as you guys.

  • olivia_t September 12th, 2011 4:07 PM

    I discovered Supercute! when Rachel was on stylelikeu, they are soo cool! Love this song!

  • Cruicked September 12th, 2011 4:12 PM

    This is such a good song for the first theme song! I’ve been keeping up with Rookie since it went up and I love it!

  • Naomi September 12th, 2011 5:02 PM

    LOVE IT!!!

  • Sunshine September 12th, 2011 5:15 PM

    I lovelovelovelovelovelove it. SO my style!

  • Pashupati September 12th, 2011 5:22 PM

    I tried writing the lyrics. However, I’m french and I don’t get it all:
    Play me through all my teen magazines
    Brainwash me, believe in a fantasy
    What to wear, how much to pay
    It’s time, my lair (?) (this time, my hair?)
    How much to weigh
    Don’t be consumed (?) (consulted?) (relate to the band’s advice, or what the magazines are saying? a word I don’t know, but maybe would translate as being illusionned, believing lies one is told)
    A false attitude is what they construct

    Now there is a new place to go
    Music fashion fiction oh oh
    Rock is love and look at you now (?)

    You don’t have to be holy or properly
    Breed, rebreed and believe you entry (?)
    ‘Cause as long as you ‘now
    What you are are is all it take
    To be great to my eye
    And girl you’ll be the next big superrookie
    Open the door, it’s a non exclusive house party
    (rookie… rookie… rookie…)
    Look that all, that day it’s insane
    Open all over the nation
    It was the star of the new generation

    • zack September 13th, 2011 1:48 AM

      I think you’re pretty close. I have listened to this song about 50 times, so I’m going to give it a shot as well.

      Flipping through all my teen magazines
      Brainwash me, believe in a fantasy
      What to wear, how much to pay
      Style my hair, How much to weigh
      Hey hey hey, don’t be consumed
      A false attitude is what they construe

      Now there is a new place to go
      Music, fashion, fiction oh oh (?)
      ROOKIE’s got a look at teen … (?)

      You don’t have to be punky or properly
      Read, read, read, it will leave you intrigued
      As long as you know what you are inside
      Let it show, don’t be afraid to RI-I-OT girl
      You could be the next big super queen
      Open the door it’s a non-exclusive house party

      Look down at our grandkids and say
      A phenomenon all over the nation
      It was the start of a new generation

    • Anaheed September 13th, 2011 2:47 PM

      OK you guys I got the goods from Rachel Trachtenburg:

      Flipping through all my teen magazines.
      Brainwash me, believe in a fantasy.
      What to wear, how much to pay.
      Style my hair, How much to weigh.
      Hey hey hey, don’t be consumed.
      A false attitude is what they construe.
      Now there is a new place to go.
      Music, fashion, fiction a flow.
      ROOKIE’s got all the good ya knowww.
      You don’t have to be punky or properly.
      Read, read, read, it will leave you intrigued.
      As long as you know what you are inside.
      Let it show, don’t be afraid to RI-I-OT.
      Girl you could be the next big super queen.
      Open the door it’s a non-exclusive house party.
      We’ll look down at our grandkids and say.
      A phenomenon all over the nation.
      It was the start of a new generation.

  • rayano-banano September 12th, 2011 5:26 PM

    “p.s. I’ve never spend a whole weekend wishing it was Monday before”

    this!!

  • Paikea September 12th, 2011 5:35 PM

    I’m totally out of the loop, because I haven’t seen Rachel since she performed with her mom and dad (Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players) at Mr. Spot’s Chai House in Seattle in like 2002, when she was ~10. That family seems like it’s just pure fun. :)

  • rosarina September 12th, 2011 5:48 PM

    LOVE !!

  • littleDani September 12th, 2011 6:04 PM

    I LOVE THIS TIMES A MILLION

  • Whatsername September 12th, 2011 6:15 PM

    Oh god, the adorable kookiness of this matches Rookie perfectly. <3 it!

  • Catie September 12th, 2011 6:28 PM

    Makes me wanna start a grrl band! Perf kickoff song.

  • Maialuna September 12th, 2011 6:38 PM

    Oh my gosh. I love this! :D

  • annagracie September 12th, 2011 6:38 PM

    It’s so cool to see them on here! They’re really good friends with my best friend and her brother (they also have a band and I told them they should submit something!) and ive seen Supercute! live twice. Love it! Although I’m pretty sure olivia is older than 12.. Maybe 14 or 15?

  • marypee22 September 12th, 2011 7:46 PM

    i couldn’t download it… how do you do it?

    the song is beautiful and captures the whole essence of rookie so well

    if anyone could say how to download it… it would help a lot thanks!

  • LoversSaintsSailors September 12th, 2011 7:54 PM

    Oh my god – best idea ever! I can’t wait until there are 12 theme songs.
    12 just seems like the perfect amount for a full album or playlist…

  • Kathryn September 12th, 2011 7:56 PM

    I agree with some of the other comments, I missed Rookie a lot over the weekend!
    This song is so adorable! The theme song idea is great.

  • Mirae September 12th, 2011 8:05 PM

    THIS IS SO PERFECT!

  • ellaetcetera September 12th, 2011 8:19 PM

    this song is super cute (duh)! i looked up the band and they’re really adorable. i’d love to download the song but i can’t figure out how…

  • Anaheed September 12th, 2011 8:31 PM

    An answer from Zack, on our web team: “You have to right click and hit save file as. Not all browsers try to download things the same way, so for some files, and on some browsers, you have to tell it exactly what to do.”

  • jessietea September 12th, 2011 9:14 PM

    As a ukulele player and singer (and teen girl) myself I just love this! If only I had people to be in a band with.

  • Bean September 12th, 2011 10:20 PM

    I like the use of the ukelele.

  • September 13th, 2011 3:28 AM

    This song is flippin’ awesome! :-)

    “Supercute! (!!)” You’re a funny girl Tavi Gevinson <3

  • Anjelica September 13th, 2011 3:23 PM

    Ah I can’t stop listening to this! It really is..super cute!

  • Stephanie September 13th, 2011 3:40 PM

    Best. Theme. Song. Ever. Love the ukulele!!!

  • headless September 19th, 2011 9:27 PM

    this is really good. Great job Supercute