Sadie Killer and the Suspects is an independent, horror-themed rock band from a beach town on the Delmarva Peninsula. Formed in late 2017, the band has released an EP, an original album, and another EP of cover songs. They are most known for their live performance of "G-G-G-Ghost" at the Empire Concert Hall in New York City.
The albums are:
- Introducing the Suspects - EP (2018) contains "Sadie Killer and the Suspects", "The Working Dead", and "G-G-G-Ghost"
- Foul Play - (2018) their first album. Includes re-releases of the songs from Introducing the Suspects.
- Cover For Me - (2019) an EP comprised of covers with their own twist.
The members are:
- Sadie Miller: Lead singer and songwriter
- Jenny Pizza: Lead bassist
- Buck Dewey: Lead Guitarist (both acoustic and electric)
- Steven Universe: Electric Guitarist
- Sour Cream: Provides the backing beats
A documentary about the road to their first concert titled "The Big Show" was released to Steven's personal YouTube channel on April 16th, 2018.
Their songs provide examples of:
- Cover Album: Cover For Me is an EP of eight songs, all originally by different composers that have been given the "Sadie Killer" flair.
- Dark Reprise:
- "Haven't You Noticed (I'm a Star)" takes the original pop "I Am Great!" Song and turns it into a melancholy rock ballad with lyrics twisted into being about wanting actual friends instead of fans.
- Downplayed with "Still Not Giving Up (T.K.U. Reprise)". While a lot more sarcastic and bitter than the original, it's still a hopeful song about not giving up no matter what life throws at you.
- Ghost Song: The singer of "G-G-G-Ghost" is a girl who died of an illness, her celebration of her seeming recovery interrupted by her realization that no one can see her.
- In Memoriam: "Sweet Victory" is dedicated to Stephen Hillenburg, who died a few months before Cover For Me was released.
- Never Say "Die": "G-G-G-Ghost" is about a dead girl, though "die/dead" is never uttered, either being interrupted or replaced with "G-G-G-Ghost".
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: "Still Not Giving Up (T.K.U. Reprise)" comes right at the end of Foul Play, has nothing to do with the rest of the album, and is actually a reprise of an old song written by Steven that's not even sung by him, Sadie, or any of the band. Even stranger, all of them claim to not know how the song got on the album, though Buck finds it poetic that a song they didn't make ended up on an album called "Foul Play".
- Write What You Know: "The Working Dead", a song about the singer feeling like a zombie because of their job, was written after Sadie spent weeks getting run ragged by her own job.