The Sugar Migration – Leave No Trace

I had an inkling to listen to some Sugar Migration today, and lo and behold, I had the delightful experience of finding a newly released EP!

I came across The Sugar Migration a few years ago while re-watching my favorite Gossip Girl episodes. Just so happens the episode Circles plays in revolves around my favorite character, Chuck.

So upon hearing Circles blasting in the over-the-top New York club, I dived into the self-titled The Sugar Migration EP. I loved it all, save for The Laboratory song. Just way too sad/depressing sounding for my tastes.

But, this! This new four-track EP, Leave No Trace, released 10 years after the other one! All four songs are sophisticated, catchy, and plain fantastic!

It starts off with Burning Man (Burn It Down) – it’s heavy acoustic-guitar-sounding, and I think that the ups and downs are in just the right places.

The second song has to be my favorite. It Never Rains In LA….

Don’t say it’s gray today
It’s never gonna rain in LA
Just say okay
Cause here I’m gonna do it today
No way it’s gray
It’s never gonna rain in LA
Just say okay
Cause here I’m gonna do it my way

It’s sooooooo good. And there are so many things great about LA. Aside from the (lack of) rain, there’s Battle Tapes, Party Nails, LA Hallucinations (have those a lot – here’s lookin’ at you, Carly Rae), the general location for the filming of Face Off… just so many good things about that city! But, anyway.

The third track, Armageddon’s Right, has a familiar feel that stems from some of the tunes on the original EP. It’s a really cool, pretty, mellow-y tune. I just love the vocals.

The last song, Long Way Back From Hell, is a nod to the Danzig song. I really like what’s going on with the instruments – pretty neat to hear an acoustic take on the track.

I mixed some sugar with food coloring to achieve my own weird version of a sugar migration.

To sum it up, Bravo to band lead Lou Caiola Jr. and The Sugar Migration. 10 years later you continue to make sweet tunes!

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