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Supreme Beings of Leisure

The band's trip-hop single ''Never the Same'' has added to their cult following

WHERE YOU’VE HEARD THEM
Their soothing trip-hop single ”Never the Same” injects life into a new JCPenney TV spot.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
This L.A.-based band built an early cult following through their fan-friendly website (www.sbleisure.com), where singer Geri Soriano-Lightwood, 34, personally answers emails. The buzz was loud enough: Their eponymous album on Palm records is No. 17 on SoundScan’s electronic albums chart, and their laid-back songs — think Erykah Badu meets Morcheeba — were played on The WB’s Grosse Pointe and Angel.
DO THEY ACTUALLY SHOP AT JCPENNEY?
Soriano-Lightwood remembers those dreaded shopping days with Mom — although, because she’s from Chicago, ”I spent more time at Marshall Field’s.”
WHAT’S NEXT
Touring Down Under with Aussie singer Christine Anu, and creating what Soriano-Lightwood calls ”’70s-style disco” for a new album.