It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Sugarplum Fairies, and the extensive time has allowed me to forget how fun this band can be. “First Rate Show” is off their upcoming release, Chinese Leftovers, out July 28. The song features hushed and melancholy female vocals, a lovely brass section, and folk-based indie pop. In “First Rate Show”, Sugarplum Fairies conjure thoughts of artists like Concretes and early Camera Obscura.
This is very much the sound I remember from Country International Records, their last release. It’s laid-back but fun pop demeanor continues throughout “First Rate Show” and Chinese Leftovers (another favorite is “I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine”).
You can pick up their new album from select online retailers like Amazon.
Sugarplum Fairies: First Rate Show [mp3]
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