SUGARPLUM FAIRIES SHARE NEW SINGLE “SANDY SAYS 2021 (FT. SID SIMONS)”

UGARPLUM FAIRIES SHARE NEW SINGLE
SANDY SAYS 2021 (FT. SID SIMONS)” + MUSIC VIDEO
VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN

READ INDIE88 FEATURE

ALTAR SONGS (1998-2021) OUT DECEMBER 3
ON STARFISH RECORDS

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LISTEN/WATCH & SHARE: Sugarplum Fairies – “Sandy Says 202 [ft. Sid Simons]”
SoundCloud / Spotify / YoutubeLISTEN/WATCH & SHARE: Sugarplum Fairies – “Heart Hell 2021 [ft. Sid Simons]”
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“An ethereal dose of twangy, breathy, late-night dreampop”
– Brooklyn Vegan
““Sandy Says” is a perfect preview of the album. The dreamy, ethereal new tune serves as a stunning collaboration between Sugarplum Fairies frontwoman Sylvia Ryder and Girl Skin’s Sid Simons.”
– Indie88

“Singer-songwriter Silvia Ryder produces a hazy and intimate noise, subtle enough that you can capture it from afar…In the veins of Beach House, The Velvet Underground, and Mazzy Star, the simmered-down track mimics an act of easing into a deep sleep at a birthday party.”
The Alternative

“You would’ve thought you stepped straight into the past with this track. “Heart Hell” presents Silvia Ryder’s vocals as bluesy as Nico and emphatic as Hope Sandoval.”

– EARMILK“Sounds like Nico on a double date with Leonard Cohen”
– American Songwriter

“The band has been acclaimed netwide for its songwriting skills.”
– Northern Transmissions

“Somewhere between the luxuriate haze of shimmering indie pop and the nostalgic idealism of contemporary dream pop lies the music of Sugarplum Fairies.”
– PopMatters

“The folk noir on Sugarplum Fairies’ new album comes with one foot in a European sidewalk café and the other boot on a dusty road in the vast American West.”
– Buzzbands LA

“Sugarplum Fairies veers from sleepy shoegaze to eclectic Vaudeville, featuring Lee Hazlewood reminiscent horn arrangements alongside languid soundscapes.”
– Spill Magazine

LA-based Viennese dream pop project Sugarplum Fairies have announced their new collection Altar Songs 1998-2021 and share the second single, “Sandy Says 2021 (ft. Sid Simons)” accompanied by a music video via Brooklyn Vegan. “Sandy Says” is a dreamy, tape-saturated track highlighting a stunning collaboration between Sugarplum Fairies’ frontwoman Silvia Ryder and Sid Simons of Girl Skin. Ethereal and nostalgic, the 2021 version of the Sugarplum Fairies’ hit feels evocative of another time. Read more about it in the Indie88 feature.

Altar Songs 1998-2021 is a snapshot of Sugarplum Fairies’ evolution from its 1998 origins as a Vienna-raised/California-based husband and wife duo, which – after a personal and creative breakup in 2013 – resulted in the moniker for a rotating artistic collective spearheaded by vocalist/songwriter Silvia Ryder.

The collection traces Sugarplum Fairies’ sonic journey from shoegaze infused folk-noir roots to jangly vintage guitar pop, and culminating in an explorative genre-defying mélange of non-traditional instrumentation (e.g. accordion, harmonium, omnichord, Baldwin Funmachine). These arrangements conjure surreal images that seem to be part dream diary, part coded messages and part cynical observations, with Ryder’s breathy, hypnotic vocals evoking comparisons to the late chanteuse Nico of The Velvet Underground.

Altar Songs 1998-2021 features numerous collaborations with original Uncle Tupelo/Wilco drummer and producer Ken Coomer, late Mazzy Star drummer Keith Mitchell, Jebin Bruni (Public Image Ltd, Fiona Apple) on bass and keyboards, Joey Waronker (drummer for Beck and REM), Gus Seyffert (bassist for Beck, Norah Jones), cellist Martin Tillman (Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett), and horn-section mastermind Danny T. Levin (Iggy Pop, Rilo Kiley) amongst many others.

The compilation includes a new track titled “Tears” and three re-imagined/re-recorded versions of previously released tracks: “Heart Hell 2021 (feat. Sid Simons of Girl Skin and Beechwood)”, “Sandy Says 2021”, and “Sugarfree 2021”. The aforementioned tracks have been produced and mixed by Marlon Rabenreither of Gold Star; all songs have been (re)mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk for Stereophonic Mastering (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, The Dandy Warhols).

ALTAR SONGS 1998-2021 TRACKLISTING
01. Sugarfree 2021
02. Velcro Girl
03. Heart Hell 2021 (feat. Sid Simons)
04. A Story
05. Tears
06. 96 Dreams (feat. Johnny Ruby)
07. Malta Smile 55
08. Sandy Says 2021 (feat. Sid Simons)
09. Touchdown or Fly
10. Dedeaux Fields
11. Fade Away
12. Jaguar Jackson
13. Hold On to Me
14. St. Andrew’s Place
15. Polaroid