|MH-273 Eat Sugar - ¡Levántense!
Sprouting from the fertile Ohio musical landscape that produced everyone from The Raspberries to Brainiac, Eat Sugar's debut full-length ¡Levántense! is the perfect mix of punk rock pugnacity filtered through modern electro, with a dash of heart-on-on-their-sleeves romanticism to keep the blood warm. Produced by musical superstar John Schmersal (Enon, Caribou) in a breakneck nine days, these ten tunes capture everything Eat Sugar is about. Echoes of electro, pop, garage, punk and disco can be heard on the album, a red-hot playlist that can get even the most wilted of wallflowers to dance before they realize what they’re doing. From the spat-out verses of "Standing Still" through the cascading keyboard lines of "Troubled Dreams" to the deep groove of "Shadowside", ¡Levántense! will break your heart, kick your ass, and leave you wanting more.
|In a word: amazing - Cincinnati City Beat / It’s the perfect mix of punk rock and modern electro - Deftune / Eat Sugar blends the intensity and retro essence of the Hives with the uber-cool electro-pop of LCD Soundsystem - iTunes / Eat Sugar is bringin' on the candy-coated, dance-inducing goodness, that's for sure / Metromix
|One of the best electronipunk acts in the midwest are back at it again, and this time they have a full length album to share with you. Yeah, it’s the third go-round for Eat Sugar, but this time they flesh things out a bit more in the form of their first long player, an album called ¡Levantense!
The record sees the guys employing John Schmersal of Enon again for production work, and it also sees the band taking some big steps forward with their sound. The rough edges of their first two releases seem to be smoothed out, but without the loss of what made so many of their songs instant dancers. The guys continue to use the electro sounds we have come to expect, but take it from them, they are not just some dudes with laptops.
The 10 song release is ready for you to consume and features some excellent new tracks that bring to mind more of a dark David Bowie feel than we expected to hear, and we like it. Songs like “Clap Your Hands” and “Run The Company” are not entirely new, but get the full studio treatment for this release and help unify the effort.
All in all, it’s another excellent release that you can’t afford to miss out on. - Each Note Secure