Throw up your arms and rejoice motherfuckers! Get ready to be pummeled and mind-fucked by the serious jams contained here this band throws down on their Blackhouse Records debut “The Little Death.” Available literally on almost EVERY digital music provider you can think of, this flawless GEM is up now and ready for you to purchase! As for the physical CD itself, the band will have copies available at their CD release party (time and place TBA very soon) and will hit the mean streets officially on May 17th, 2010 in the good ol’ gun totin’ U S of A, and June 14th, 2010 in the high-fivin’ ass kicker of a sister over in the U.K. and the rest of Europe!!!!
Stay tuned for the release party info and in the meantime, do yourself a favor and get yourself a digital copy of this monster crusher of a record! You WON’T BE SORRY.
Oxbow frontman, Author, and all around face breaker Eugene S. Robinson was even so gracious as to write this little piece about the band, explaining and putting into words the extent of their ass-kickery.
Close your eyes. Close them against visual overload – the flying toy souvenirs, the homemade commedia dell’arte costumery, the live show detritus that draws in the cheap seaters and thrill seekers – and let your ears do the walking. [For a change.]
And what floods over you, and your ears, first briefly and then with a rapidly escalating torrent of Mahavishnu, Zappa and light heavyweight prog is this thing that SUGAR SKULLS does on their newest, The Little Death. Mixing equal parts metal, classical, and pop in an experimental mélange of kitchen sink sonics [yeah, everything BUT], Heidi Nebel [keyboards], Kory Christian [drums], Julie Baldridge [violin], and Ursula Beatrice Stuart [bass], the SUGAR SKULLS in total, will KILL you.
In a good way.
Like they will, on stage, screen and stereo with The Little Death. Like they have at gigs with everyone from SEAN, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, the Ruins, and Lesbian. Which leads back to The Little Death. And your ears.
So now open your eyes.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Seattle’s SUGAR SKULLS.
–Eugene S. Robinson (OXBOW, Author, Skullgame.com, Hydrahead Records)