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by The Sugarplastic

4th release by Los Angeles quirk-pop masters.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. What the Boy Said
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2. The Runaround
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3. Very Stereo
3:54 $0.99
4. Underwater
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5. Autumn All The Time
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6. The Bodice of a Young French Girl
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7. Hecate
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8. The Harvestman
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9. Jesus Is His Name
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10. My Heart Lately
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11. Will
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Album Notes
Starting on the periphery of the dream pop scene in early 90's Los Angeles, The Sugarplastic had their first breakthrough during a signing binge at DGC (Geffen) Records. Bang, The Earth is Round was released to critical praise in 1996 and despite constant fluctuations in the music business, The Sugarplastic maintain a solid and rabid fan base to this day, and continue to play out and record.

In 2001, William Cooper Glenn passed away. A founding member of Rain Parade as well as a key player in Mazzy Star and Opal, his passing deeply affected the music community in Los Angeles. This album Will is inspired by his inventive arranging and producing techniques, as well as his outlook on the world.

The Sugarplastic have been waiting for you. They never went away, they were just hiding in a corner of your psyche, waiting to make a grand
re-entrance. "Will" is their first full length since "Resin" in 2000.

From the beginning, with their debut album "Radio Jejune", The Sugarplastic have been compared favorably (and endlessly) to XTC. The new songs veer from hyper-melodic to random soundscapes. Always lyrically clever, the songs on Will don't disappoint. We're pretty sure the XTC thing will be dead and buried once these songs are heard. (Not that being compared to XTC is a bad thing!!)

Current influences range from Killing Joke to Debussy, Mid-90's noise pop band Rollerskate Skinny to Swedish quirk-popsters bob hund.

The members of The Sugarplastic are: Ben Eshbach- guitar/vocals, Kiara Geller - bass, Sean Jacobsen - guitar, David Cunningham - drums



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the west video magazine

Our favorite album from one of L.A.'s greatest bands.
Will is the finest album so far from the Sugarplastic, one of L.A.'s best bands.
Destined to be a classic, this album is a tribute to those who have rocked before, and inspiration to those who have yet to rock.

S.D., S.T., N.M., N.C., and Bootosky, and Mr. Labrador Reatreave

GROOD CD! buy it. its a great cd, but i think the best album is Bang, the earth is round. get it anyway, though

Cam Cobb

the Sugarplastic return with another strong set
If you enjoy melodic pop, you'll love this album. Will marks the fifth set from the Sugarplastic since Radio Jejune first appeared in 1995. The 11 tracks on Will sound familiar yet different. It's like seeing another corner of a lovely park. Now all I have to do is get my hands on a copy of Primitive Plastic and Resin.

Peter M

Masters of mood and texture
I'll admit, it took me a while to get into this release, and I wouldn't recommend it as a starting point for anyone new to the Sugarplastic. But for the already initiated, "Will" finds the band maturing and fine-tuning a direction they began to hint at with their previous release. On "Will", the band opts to create sonic landscapes and wonderfully strange moods in favor of their usual quirky pop tunes, leaving a haunting, lasting impression. So don't be dismayed if there's nothing like "Montebello" on here. Give it time, and you WILL be handsomly rewarded.


Better with every listen.
Rife with terrific melodies, sharp riffs, and surreal lyrics. The Sugarplastic is easily one of America's finest pop bands. "Will" is fantastic and gets better with every listen.

Brant formerly of Dewdrops Fanzine

They sound as good as ever!
Instantly memorable and catchy tunes are what The Sugarplastic do. Somehow, they just do it. I don't know how, but they seemingly without effort pop out these little gems that become instant additions to your can't-live-without-it file buried deep inside your mind. Will is full of them. The arrangements here are more complex and full than we've witnessed before, showcasing Ben's endless talents at handling pretty much everything from writing the music to producing it. Again, I don't know how they do it, but once again, they've managed to capture and finesse all the elements that make a perfect quirky pop album.

Phil Murray

A conglomeration of all the clever pop that I know, in a modern composite format
A conglomeration of all the clever pop that I know, in a modern composite format, presented by artists. 10cc come to mind, along with what The Beatles might be doing were they doing it now. Just wish I could find Resin, which seems to currently elude me.

David J Connor

Very very good.
I recommend you purchase this CD. It has instantly become a valued addition to my collection, with it's ridiculously consistent and puzzlingly superb melodies and production flares.