You demanded it, and we delivered. You said April 27th was just too far away, just too many weeks to wait for the new Sugar & Gold album. We here at Antenna Farm are sympathetic! We’ve been rocking this album for weeks, why should we be keeping it from you? Dates are just numbers on a calendar, and that’s a fact.
So what did we do? We told iTunes to release this jam 2 weeks early. Power to the peoples. And we went ahead and opened up our store, so you can order yourself a copy of the LP today. Bam. And yes, both the LP and iTunes version come with the bonus track ‘Closer’. Not kidding friends. We’re so serious about this, we are making you a special offer. For a limited time, you can pick up a copy of the Get Wet! LP, PLUS a copy of last fall’s AYA Remix 12″ for one low price.
So yes, to get your copy of Get Wet! TODAY, click yourself one of these links. You Will Not Regret It.
Get Wet! LP
Get Wet! LP plus AYA Remix 12″
Hard to believe that, in this day and age, someone would stand up to the man and just give it up. But the people have spoken and we are content to do as they (and we) please. Rage on, friends.
Yes, the fine people at Spinner have gotten their hands on Sugar & Gold‘s latest video release for their song AYA, and it is something else. Inspired by he films of Alejandro Jodorowsky and the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story, storyboarded with tarot cards painted by Ernesto Ortiz, and shot in an SF warehouse, this video is everything we love about Sugar & Gold. Watch it here.
Join us Thursday, April 15th as Bart Davenport headlines a show at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord. Bart has been playing with a revamped band including a new vibraphonist and things have been getting heavy. Joining Bart on the bill will be the very talented Kasey Johansing and JL Stiles, the night is part of the new monthly series San Folk Disco.
SFD’s stated purpose is to provide a focus for the “splintered” SF scene “by creating a series that escapes the tired boundaries of genre, haircut and trouser-width, for an all-encompassing new genre of pure quality.” We like it, and we think you will too. Join us. For advance tix, click here. For more info on the show and the San Folk Disco series, click here.
Are you ready??!? San Francisco’s Sugar & Gold have been working hard behind the scenes the last few months, and the results are hot. Get Wet! is their second album, a total evolution from their 2007 debut Creme. If Creme was the ultimate hookup record, Get Wet! is a bit more complicated, representing the work that goes into making the relationship work. Tying together elements of Electro, 80s R&B, New Wave Electro, and German Minimalism, Sugar & Gold have crafted a transcendent pop album that is as emotionally broad as it is strylistically eclectic, an album that will move every part of your body and spirit.
Get Wet! will be officially available in stores on April 27th, but check back here on April 13th for a special pre-order promotion. Shhh!!
But when will Sugar & Gold visit my town, you ask! It’s not fair that San Francisco gets to keep the magic all to itself! Fair enough, they’re hitting the road this spring to bring the action to you. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Tour dates below!
This Saturday, join Winfred E. Eye as they perform on the Bay Area’s own legendary, nationally syndicated public radio staple, West Coast Live. Tune in your terrestrial radio this Saturday, March 6th, as the WCL broadcasts from the SF Ferry Building . The show runs from 10am until Noon (PST), and for you Bay Area residents, check it out in person (always a fun event, click here for tickets) or tune in to KALW 91.7 FM. For those outside the Bay Area, don’t fret, this is a worldwide deal! To check out the live broadcast on the internets, click HERE. And for a radio station carrying the broadcast in your area, click HERE.
Yes, next Saturday, February 27th, Sugar & Gold play their first Yay Area show of the new year as part of Noise Pop 2010….and it’s going to be a killer show. They’ll be joined by !!!, Maus Haus, and My First Earthquake at the Mezzanine. This show WILL sell out, so get yr advance tickets here.
Why have they been absent, you might ask. Sugar & Gold have been working hard on putting the finishing touches on their new album, Get Wet! coming out on Antenna Farm April 27th. With a suite of videos and remixes in the works, this is going to be a feast for the eyes and ears, and you may never be the same. More on this soon.
In the meantime, the next time you are at your local Hollister Co. store, be sure to check their current “spring break” playlist, as S&G’s ‘Neighborhood’ makes an appearance alongside cuts from Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Chromeo and more. Happy shopping!
One of our fave publications, Popmatters, has a great interview with The Dry Spells this month, check it here.
And of course, if you are in SF, you can round out your superbowl sunday with The Spells as they headline The Cafe Du Nord this Sunday the 7th. For more info, click here.
Two show announcements for you, spanning the breadth of our fine continent.
First, you have Bart Davenport, making a trip to NYC to mix a batch of songs with Quinn and Daniel (of the Phenomenal Handclap Band) for their garage/psyche side-project, The Incarnations. Never one to pass through the Apple without a shout out ot his fans there, BD has booked a last minute solo gig this Thursday, January 28th in Brooklyn at the legendary acoustic venue, Pete’s Candy Shop. For more info, click here.
Back here in the Yay Area, The Dry Spells are celebrating their debut album, Too Soon For Flowers rating an NPR 2009 Album of the Year nod with a special headlining show next Sunday, February 7th, at the Cafe Du Nord. Opening the show will be The Sarees and The Lambs, it promises to be a great night. For more info, click here.