Sugar Farm CD EP review [Sugar Farm]

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Sugar Farm CD EP review [Sugar Farm]
Mar 15, 2007, 17:49



A boy and a girl get together in a living room with a drum set and a guitar to bang out stripped-down and deliciously decadent punk blues. Sound familiar? Well, yes and no. Like that Detroit-based duo that went on to fame and fortune in their peppermint outfits, Sugar Farm takes the blues to new places and they also visit some old places—namely the Delta. But their only gimmick is their music, primal, sexy and raw. On their eponymous debut EP, guitarist vocalist Margaret Light and and drummer Martin Reinsel channel R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Mr. Hooker himself. The record kicks off with a wicked little slide guitar boogie, then gains focus and steam with “Give What's Mine.” Light's urgent howl feels possessed and Reinsel brings plenty of beef to the rhythm. This Seattle-based duo is set to release their first full-length record sometime later this year. In the meantime, this five-track prelude screams “Listen up! We've got more where that came from.” [Sugar Farm]

-Michael Coleman

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