|Upon first listen to Eat Sugar‘s ¡Levántense! (Mush), it sounded like nothing more than another group trying to be retro for the sake of having an old feel. As I listened to it more, they are a group that are trying to capture a sound but not doing one thing at a time. Artists seem to be enjoying mashing up different styles, textures, genres, and influences, and not that this wasn’t done before, but it seemed one industry rule was that “if you’re not The Beatles, you remain one thing or do nothing.” European… well, any artist outside of the U.S. could get away with mixing up thinks, but it was a true career risk if you were American and chose to do something “outside of your forced norm.” This is music by a band in an industry where the walls haven’t so much fallen, but are revealing that these walls never existed in the first place. Time for fun.
Sticking to the 1970′s rule of making an album with “10 songs, no more, no less”, the look of the cover should be a hint: late 70′s/early 80′s vibe with hints of new wave, punk, electro, disco, and rock. Imagine a jam session involving Flaming Lips, Gorillaz, N*E*R*D, DâM-FunK, Daft Punk, Chrome, and Lady Gaga conducted by Afrika Bambaataa and Larry Levan, and you would have the songs you have hear, energetic soon-to-be classic club gems mixed in with things that maybe shouldn’t be there, but are. Then again, what does “shouldn’t be” mean when you’ve already torn down the walls. This is the music you will do the late night creep to, as your genitals are wet from liquids of unknown origin. Moist towelette? - This Is Books Music