Monday, July 7, 2008
CD Review: The Bloodsugars - BQEP
Bloodsugars – BQEP
2008, Engine Room Recordings
The Bloodsugars are something to be sweet on. This New York City quartet combines modern/Indie rock sound with something resembling 80's synth-pop to create a sugar-coated confection that will have you up dancing the night away. BQEP is the band's debut offering: Six disparate songs that will have you bouncing off the walls.
BQEP is full of delicious new-wave keyboard riffs, crunchy guitars and an admirable pop sensibility. The energy and sound here is sometimes reminiscent of early Police recordings. Songs such as Cinderella and Bloody Mary are absolutely infectious, and will have you dancing in spite of yourself. Saint of Containment has a nifty R&B vibe that devolves into post-punk mania, and Uh-Oh is a wonderfully eccentric and beautiful ballad.
The Bloodsugars are unique and original and thoroughly a delight to behold. This is post-punk pop at it's absolutely finest. BQEP displays the sort of witty pop sensibility that exists in the best of rock and roll, regardless of sub-genre. BQEP will leave you begging for more from The Bloodsugars.
Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about The Bloodsugars at www.thebloodsugars.com, where you can purchase a copy of BQEP.