Sugar + the Hi-Lows

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All Music Guide - J. Poet
Behind the superstar country gloss of Nashville, there's a lesser-known indie pop scene that's given birth to acts like Hot Chelle Rae and Kings of Leon. Sugar + the Hi-Lows just might be the next breakout band to capture the nation's imagination. They have a lot going on. Guitarist/singer Trent Dabbs looks like Kiefer Sutherland, and singer Amy Stroup blends the best features of Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow. Simply put, they look like pop stars and they have the singing and songwriting talent to back up their image. They've already had tunes placed on shows like Grey's Anatomy and Parenthood, and on their debut they dig deep into the sounds they grew up on to craft eight ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
Behind the superstar country gloss of Nashville, there's a lesser-known indie pop scene that's given birth to acts like Hot Chelle Rae and Kings of Leon. Sugar + the Hi-Lows just might be the next breakout band to capture the nation's imagination. They have a lot going on. Guitarist/singer Trent Dabbs looks like Kiefer Sutherland, and singer Amy Stroup blends the best features of Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow. Simply put, they look like pop stars and they have the singing and songwriting talent to back up their image. They've already had tunes placed on shows like Grey's Anatomy and Parenthood, and on their debut they dig deep into the sounds they grew up on to craft eight strong entries that reference the classic sounds of Southern AM radio in the '50s and '60s. The opener, "Show and Tell," has a sultry Memphis groove with a hint of Philly soul in the strings. Dabbs and Stroup deliver warm, seductive harmonies perfectly suited to the song's inviting lyric. The sound of Sun Studios is stamped on "Two Day High," a rockabilly romp that contrasts Stroup's laid-back vocal with Dabbs' primal guitar. "Stubborn Lover" mixes traces of girl group R&B and Motown to good effect, while "This Can't Be the Last Time" slides in with a greasy Southern funk backbeat. The stylistic range is impressive, but the arrangements are never forced or overly clever. Sugar + the Hi-Lows may be retro, but they've got enough flair to make the music sound hip and modern.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2012
  • Label: Ready Set Records
  • UPC: 669447004004
  • Catalog Number: 400
  • Sales rank: 70,223

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sugar + the Hi-Lows Primary Artist
Jeremy Bose Horn, Keyboards
Ian Fitchuk Drums
Trent Dabbs Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Amy Stroup Vocals, Group Member
Adam Popick Bass
Kyle Ryan Electric Guitar
Eleonore Denig Strings, Background Vocals
Mary Hooper Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Trent Dabbs Composer
Amy Stroup Composer
Kristen Dabbs Management
Mary Hooper Art Direction
Monica Hopman Publicity
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    LOVE this album. Has such a good vibe to it. Amy's voice is so

    LOVE this album. Has such a good vibe to it. Amy's voice is so smooth, and the 'old' tune feel it it. Recommend it to all my friends

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