Eat Sugar and Mush Records are giving away three tracks though the Mush Web site, free for a limited time. The download is a maxi-single featuring the original version and two remixes of “Clap You Hands,” a track from Eat Sugar’s Levántense! album. The digital-only full-length (the first from the band) was recently re-released by Mush on CD, giving it a well-deserved extra push to find a wider audience.
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The remixes on the download (available here by entering your email address) are both excellent. Thavius Beck, an electronic music artist/producer/MC also on Mush, gives “Clap” a swirling, frenetic makeover on the “Thavius Beck Swirling Coals Remix” (as its parenthesized), while adventurous Seattle Electro/Rock/Soul trio The Animals At Night deconstructs the track and gives it a sense of space and minimalism, with warm textures swaying beneath sudden, violent, overdistorted guitar outbursts on the “Animals At Night South Williamsburg Remix.”
Since its reissue, Levántense! has drawn positive reviews and has been steadily featured in iTunes’ “New and Noteworthy” sections for both Alternative and Electronic releases.
UPDATED: Shake It Records in Northside is hosting an in-store shindig in celebration of Eat Sugar's album release this Saturday (March 12) at 6 p.m.
Here's the info from Shake It's most recent newsletter: "Coming up this Sat. (March 12th ) we have Eat Sugar & the electronic rock car crash to be found on Laventense. That will be at 6PM. The "party" should include some sort of food/drink, knife throwing exhibition, real estate appraisals, a seminar on proper home weatherizing techniques, and of course plenty of EAT SUGAR'S new album Levantense on Mush Records. Swing by, buy the Eat Sugar & Seedy Seeds & keep your reciept when ya head off to the SGH to see TSS release party cos yer Seedy Seeds reciept is good for $5 off at the door!"