SUGAR SKULLS: The Waking Hour: CD

Every time I hear the first (title) track, I want to say it sounds exactly like (LA’s) X, but as the rest of the business flows past me, I have to eat that thought (it’s okay; it tastes like Lucky Charms). Boy singer and girl singer weave a harmonic cat’s cradle over bouncy-but-not-frantic instrumentation – instrumentation which often includes a small horn section that lends texture rather than asserting itself as horn section per se. There’s at least one cussword if that’s your criteria, but mostly it’s just a charming, sometimes pretty, mid tempo listening pleasure.

 –doug (BAK)