Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sweet Stuff: Sugar Glyder/Terminal Reynaldo on tour

Let's cut the crap and get to honesty, the best policy in my book. Terminal Reynaldo is the only reason I would've found Sugar Glyder. But that's not entirely fair to Sugar Glyder, since they're dropping a new album, Poor Baby Zebra this weekend with a release party at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte on July 3.

This is their thunder, so who am I to steal it? Point is, at first, I thought Sugar Glyder was all pop-punk sameness on their last album,
We Cracked The Sky (the song, "Sleepless We Seem"), but then I listened and realized there is nuance in their playing. Instead a likeness to Lovedrug is more apt ("Grace The Fulcrum"), though their last album did reveal some instrumental spazz stuff like a ruptured Saxon Shore ("Spoils of War"), so maybe that makes a reappearance in some form on Zebra.From what I've heard on their MySpace I think a rocking/spaced-out Lovedrug is appropriate.

Of course, like I said before, what I'm really jazzed about is seeing Terminal Reynaldo again. Saw them a few years ago, and the legend has remained in my mind. I don't have any of their music, so really, it has just remained in my mind. But their specialty is thickly layered electronic shoegaze--either it totally wigs you out into a deep meditation or puts you into a deep blissful sleep. They're from Jersey City, NJ, so hopefully all the punk kids from New Brunswick will see them soon enough.
Southern tour dates and vids after the jump.

Sugar Glyder Dates:
Jul 3 Charlotte @ TREMONT MUSIC HALL **NEW CD Release/Tour Kick Off** (w/
Terminal Reynaldo + Atriumantra)
Jul 4 Kill Devil Hills, NC @ THE PIT (w/Atriumantra, Terminal Reynaldo)
Jul 5 Wilmington, NC @ THE SOAPBOX (w/ Terminal Reynaldo + Atriumantra +J Miners)
Jul 6 Edisto Beach, SC @ 5pm WHALEY’S (EDISTO FESTO!!) (w/Hot Tom, Terminal Reynaldo)
Jul 7 Jacksonville, FL @ BREWSTER’S PIT (w/We are the Union + Make Your Move)
Jul 8 Gainesville, FL @ THE BACKSTAGE LOUNGE (w/Cloud Conquers City)
Jul 10 Lafayette, LA @ Pilot’s Pub
Jul 11 New Iberia, LA @ THE UNDERGROUND SEA (w/Raptures + Shea Bearden+ Weapons of Mass Seduction + Acadiana)
Jul 12 Austin @ THE HEAD HUNTERS CLUB (w/The Diving Captain + Discovery Zone + Invisible Target + Hwy 5)
Jul 13 Dallas @ OPENING BELL COFFEE (South Lamar Location)(ACOUSTIC)
Jul 15 Shreveport, LA @ DALZELL (w/Gamma Ringo, Glocca Morra)
Jul 16 Memphis, TN @ THE P&H CAFE
Jul 17 Birmingham, AL @ THE NICK (w/Refuse the Fall + Rowe + Easy Kiddo)
Jul 18 Marietta, GA @ SWAYZE’S (w/Misery’s Tragedy + Dawn is Broken + Hi Five Lo Five)

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