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Everyone’s favorite booking agency Green Room Music Source descends on CMJ this year with not 1 but 3 shows. The Bloodsugars and Robbers On High Street join the party on Thursday night at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg with a great lineup that also includes Pearl and The Beard, Neutral Uke Hotel and others. For the complete schedule please see the flyer below.
And listen to Luke Wesley play live on Hey Brooklyn and hear his story of how he fell off a 6 story building and walked away – http://heybrooklyn.com/671/luke-wesley/
Last month The Bloodsugars traveled down to Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA to film not one, but two music videos for songs off of “I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On.” The videos won’t be done until September but check out some behind the scenes footage below. And mega huge thanks to everyone down at SCAD who made this happen!!!!
We’re very excited to be able to announce the new single “Electric Eye” by Robbers On High Street! It is available starting today on limited edition 7″ vinyl, and then on June 22nd the single will be available on iTunes and everywhere digital music is sold. The A side is “Electric Eye” with equally catchy “Face In The Fog” found on the B side. To Listen and purchase the 7″ please go here. The vinyl also comes with a download card to get the mp3′s.
In support of the release the guys are embarking on a mini-tour of the Northeast stopping in Philly, DC, Boston and includes a hometown show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this Saturday. All dates are with Engine Room’s The Bloodsugars plus Israel Darling joining the bill for the Brooklyn and Boston shows.
06/10 – The M Room – Philadelphia, PA
06/11 – Velvet Lounge – Washington, DC
06/12 – The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
06/13 – TT The Bears – Boston, MA
Hope to see you at a show!
“Bands like The Bloodsugars are blatant, so damned blatant and they nab you without a second’s loss.” Sean Moeller for Daytrotter. Earlier this year the guys stopped by Daytrotter’s studio and recorded a few tracks which they recently posted. The songs are available for free download, or for purchase if interested in the higher quality Apple lossless version, on their website here, where you can also read the full article from Sean — thanks a ton Sean!
The kind folks over at Limewire included The Bloodsugars’ “Pedestrian Boogie” in their top songs for the summer playlist! The guys are in great company with Local Natives, Surfer Blood, Apples In Stereo and The Raveonettes all making the list also. To read the full article please go here.
Tonight Engine Room is all over NYC. The Bloodsugars will be at Cake Shop for the last night of friends Savoir Adore’s residency. The great folks over at Brooklyn Vegan previewed the show and kindly said “The Bloodsugars make ’80s-inspired widescreen pop that at times sounds uncannily like Prefab Sprout — and good Prefab Sprout, not ‘hot dog jumping frog Albequerque’ Prefab Sprout. Which is to say these folks know their way around big pop hooks.” Read the full article here.
Then over at Spike Hill in Williamsburg it’s the 3rd night of Lowry’s weekly residency, and this week special guests include ERR’s Luke Wesley and friends Low Water. Check out what people are saying about the residency here, here, here and here. And for those non-New Yorkers we’ll be streaming the entire night again via StreamJam.
Last but not least please save the date for the FREE Bloodsugars show at Brooklyn Bowl Wed. Feb 24th hosted by 101.9 RXP!
NPR featured “Pedestrian Boogie” today, track two off of “I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On.” And they had some really nice things to say too – “Fans of unpretentious indie pop who aren’t afraid to cheese out every once in a while can’t do much better than The Bloodsugars, a Brooklyn band that merges a record library’s worth of styles — from dance-pop to jazz to European-influenced house and garage…” Read the full article here.
2009 was by far our best year yet and it’s very humbling that many blogs and magazines also agreed. Wow, where to begin! Hmm how about alphabetically, that’s very diplomatic, which means The Bloodsugars will kick things off. In the Fall of ’09 the guys released their debut album I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, and quickly gained lots of attention with the premier of their single Light At The End Of The Tunnel on Stereogum. One new fan was Russ at Soldout who named the band as his best new band of the year, and this upcoming February 10th The Bloodsugars have been asked to perform at the Soldout launch party at NYC’s Santos Party House…buy tickets here. Next Nora at I Rock I Roll has been a great supporter of the band for a while now and listed the album in the #20 spot of her year end wrap-up. Then Blurt asked several artists who their top ten albums were this year in a piece they called The Artists Have Spoken and the kind folks in Girls In Trouble placed I Can’t Go On as their #8 of the year. And it keeps going with Spinning Platters‘ Gordon Elgart giving them 14th best album of the year and Berkeley Place, who after sorting their iTunes playcount (cool idea), came up with The Bloodsugars cover of Self Control from Guilt By Association Vol 2 among the top played songs for 2009 and they also placed the entire GBA album as the 15th best of the year. Finally, Atlas And Anchor, who interviewed lead singer Jason Rabinowitz back in November, listed Pedestrian Boogie as their #7 song of the year AND I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On took the #3 spot for best album of the year! This then leads us nicely to Israel Darling who were also found on Atlas And Anchors’ year end lists with their debut album Dinosaur Bones & Mechanical Hands making it to #6 AND their single Samson The Mason in the #8 spot for best songs of 2009. The album also made Chris at The Battering Room’s favorite of the year list!
Next up – Middle Distance Runner. We released this DC outfits sophomore album in October titled The Sun & Earth, which is currently in heavy rotation at WOXY and many other radio stations across the country. It was picked as one of the albums to shop for this holiday season by QRO Mag, and QRO writer Michael Gutierrez listed The Sun & Earth in his top ten albums of 2009. Plus This Mornin’ I Am Born Again said MDR’s “The Unbeliever” was one of the best music videos of the year AND listed The Sun & Earth as the #7 album of the year AND included three songs in their best songs of 2009 list! This then brings us to Deli Magazine who every year host a Best Of NYC poll. Out of hundreds of bands who submit for this honor we’re very proud to announce that this year Porter Block was selected as a Runner Up in the Alternative Rock category. And their ’09 release The Gowanus Yacht Club was named the 21st best album of the year by Mothpod!
Last we have fellow DC band U.S. Royalty and their EP Midsommar. This was our very first vinyl release and let me speak frank for a moment, what a pain in the ass it was. I’m pretty sure every single step in the manufacturing process there were problems, but it turned out great so well worth the hassle! And the critics agree, Midsommar was listed as the 26th best album of the year by The Couch Sessions and Duke Chronicle named Keep It Real as the 6th best song of 2009, followed by 32 Feet Per Second who put the single Every Summer as the #23 spot in their Top 50 songs of 2009. Then a big supporter of Engine Room in 2009 was BreakThru Radio, they played lots of our music and invited a bunch of our bands into their studios to perform live. I guess they really loved the guys in U.S. Royalty cause they named them one of the best In Studio performances this year! Maybe it had something to do with how well they dress, J/K.
Oh and the awesome people at Stylecaster asked Engine Room Label Manager Chris Hacker to recap his favorite songs of 2009. While he wasn’t allowed to pick any ERR songs it’s still a good list and can read it here.
Happy New Year everyone and here’s to a great 2010!
Jason, Matt, Kenneth, Brendan and all of us here at Engine Room are proud to announce that the new album is officially out today!! I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On was recorded earlier this year in Brooklyn, at the helms was producer Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) with Andy Baldwin handling the mix and mastered by Engine Room president and mastering engineer Mark Christensen (50 Cent, Langhorne Slim, Raekwon.) The finished product turned out far better than expected and we’re ecstatic to now share it with the world!
And for those of you in NYC come celebrate with us at The Studio @ Webster Hall this Saturday night! Doors are at 9pm and The Bloodsugars will headline with the talented Savoir Adore and Project Jenny, Project Jan also on the bill. Check the flyer below for more info and go buy the record !:)
AbsolutePunk.net is featuring an ABSOLUTExclusive on the Bloodsugars in height of their new album “I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On” which is set to release on November 17th. Throughout this week the album will be streamed from their website and website goers can also register to win a free album, band t-shirt, signed poster and a Guilt By Association Vol. 2 album, which features the Bloodsugars.
Check it out!
And for those of you in the area, check them out live. Here’s a list of tour dates coming up soon…
Nov. 10 Iowa City, Iowa The Mill @ 10pm
Nov. 11 Minneapolis, Minnesota Sauce @ 9:30pm
Nov. 12 Chicago, Illinois Darkroom @ 11pm
Nov. 13 Cincinnati, Ohio Northside Tavern @ 10:45pm
Nov. 14 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Brillobox @ 10pm
Nov. 21 New York, New York Studio- Webster Hall @ 8pm