Posts Tagged ‘the bloodsugars’

h1

The Bloodsugars at All-Asia on Feb 7

February 5, 2009

bloodsugars-bqep

Brooklyn-based The Bloodsugars are doing a show at the All-Asia in Cambridge on Saturday night (February 7). Man, there’s all these great East Coast bands that aren’t making it out to the West Coast. If you’re on the right side of the country, go check out The Bloodsugars¬† sweet indie pop. While they are presumably supporting their recent release, BQEP, they have do two songs on the 1980s cover album Guilt By Association 2; I know I’d have my fingers crossed for their version of Chris De Burgh’s “Lady in Red.”

More The Bloodsugars: myspace website

MP3: The Bloodsugars – Purpose Was Again [buy]

h1

Coverage: Guilt by Association Vol 2

November 19, 2008

guiltbyassociationvol2

Speaking of The Bloodsugars, they have not one but two tracks on Guilt By Association 2 (it is their record label, after all). As the name suggests, it’s all about guilty pleasures – indie bands covering decidedly un-indie songs: The Bloodsugars cover Chris de Burgh’s ‘Lady in Red‘ and Laura Branigan’s ‘Self Control,’ for example. The CD won’t be out until February, but you can download it now on iTunes. Here’s some Pitchfork links with full tracklistings: volume 1, volume 2.

MP3: My Brightest Diamond – Tainted Love

h1

Neophile: The Bloodsugars

November 19, 2008

bloodsugars

Along with Good Night, States, Brooklyn-based The Bloodsugars will be playing at the All-Asia in Cambridge, MA on Friday, November 21st. Their songs are best described as ‘sweetly catchy,’ like a more dance-y Belle and Sebastian. And like Belle and Sebastian, who come across as all twee on their records and totally rock out on stage, word on the street is that The Bloodsugars have a killer live show. If I wasn’t on the wrong coast, I know what I’d be doing on Friday night (although I will be at this, so you don’t have to feel too sorry for me).

Also check out the lovely video for ‘Purpose Was Again,’ with its Simon in the Land of the Chalk Drawings-style conceit (I’d have embedded it, but the DailyMotion player doesn’t seem to play nice with WordPress).

website myspace

MP3: The Bloodsugars – Bloody Mary