The Bloodsugars CMJ Showcase at Spike Hill (10/23/09)
Photo: Jon Klemm
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I was about to call it a night on CMJ Friday (Oct 23), but on my way to the subway I decided to duck into Spike Hill and catch a midnight set by The Bloodsugars. I’m glad I did because the Brooklyn based quartet was previewing new material off of their forthcoming album I Can’t Go, I’ll Go On which comes out on November 17 on Engine Room Recordings. Fans of the BQEP won’t be disappointed, as The Bloodsugars debut LP delivers more of the same catchy and intelligent synth flavored pop that you’ve come to know and love from this band. Here’s a little additional info on the new album from their press release:
According to frontman Jason Rabinowitz, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On is “a modern prom playlist.” Of course, prom is not without its awkward, painful moments. Written during a time of personal difficulty for band members, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On is about remembering that there is always something to celebrate, even in the face of major adversity. With their combination of thoughtful lyricism and kinetic beats, the album’s ten new tracks reflect a refreshing optimism and sweetness. Imagine a house designed by Paul Simon, built by Prince, and decorated by The Flaming Lips and you’ll have some idea of where The Bloodsugars live.
The album features a host of indie luminaries, including trumpet player Kyle Resnick (The National), cellist Colette Alexander (Rilo Kiley, Jens Lekman, Rachel Yamagata) and indie darling Bell. Additionally, Philadelphia-based recording wiz Bill Moriarty””the man behind albums by Dr. Dog and Man Man””produced and engineered the record.
If you missed them live at CMJ, you can catch them on tour right now, or for those of you in NYC, they’ll be at The Studio @ Webster Hall on November 21 with Project Jenny, Project Jan and Savoir Adore (Buy Tickets). More of The Bloodsugars tour dates and CMJ pics after the jump.
The Bloodsugars 2009 Tour Dates
11/06/09 Cedar Lounge, Youngstown, OH
11/07/09 Frankie’s, Toledo, OH
11/08/09 Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN
11/10/09 The Mill, Iowa City, IA
11/11/09 Sauce, Minneapolis, MN
11/12/09 Darkroom, Chicago, IL
11/13/09 Northside Tavern, Cincinnati, OH
11/14/09 Brillobox, Pittsburgh, PA
11/21/09 Studio @ Webster Hall, New York, NY (Buy Tickets)
The Bloodsugars at Spike Hill (10/23/09)