Heard this and have to say this is probably my most disappointing album of the year.
Granted, I was jacked up for this one and had high expectations. I loved Carnival Days, loved their Vibration EP and dug the singles they had come out with (Broken into Pieces, Fake Perfection, Scream and Disconnect from the Matrix).
It almost pains me to say that this album though is just doing very little for me. First of all, Broken into Pieces and Fake Perfection weren't even included on the album and I feel like that was a mistake. Scream and Matrix are on it and those 2 are probably my top 2 songs on it.
As for the rest, not much overly grabbed me on my first listen. There are a couple tunes that sound okay and might grow on me some but I found myself mostly just scratching my head and skipping through tunes.
Overall just not finding it nearly as catchy as most of their recent stuff.
I'll give it a couple more tries to see if it's maybe a grower but initial impression isn't great.
1. Super Fine Sugar 2:48
2. Drive It Like I Stole It (featuring Berton Averre of The Knack) 4:25
3. Cherry Cola (featuring Jon Auer of The Posies) 3:50
4. Ex Machina (featuring Jesper and Jacob Binzer of D-A-D) 3:40
5. Pay My Rent 4:25
6. Dirty Earth (featuring Tony Harnell) 4:16
7. Take Me To The River 2:47
8. This Means War 4:36
9. Trouble (featuring Brian Forsythe of Kix) 5:00
10. Clown Parade (featuring Jon Auer of The Posies) 3:36
11. Zero At The Bone 4:46
12. Rattle The Cage 4:42
David Shaw - lead vocals, bass
George Giannoulis - lead guitar, vocals
Alex Rude - guitar, vocals
Erik Fehrenbach - drums, vocals
Produced by Streetlight Circus
Recorded at Snake Mountain Studios - Monroe, New York
Mixed and Mastered by Bob St. John for PDQ Productions
Born in New York City, raised on rock ‘n’ roll, Streetlight Circus has become a fist-raising juggernaut. With two independently-released full-length albums and one EP, consistent touring in the United States and overseas, invites to major American rock festivals, and bills shared with countless venerated artists, Streetlight Circus has become a name synonymous with the new wave of hard rock. The band's new album, Super Fine Sugar, represents a huge leap forward for the hard-hitting quartet.
Streetlight Circus showcases the urgent songwriting and soaring vocals of David Shaw, the fiery and passionate guitar work of George Giannoulis, the thunderous drumming of Erik Fehrenbach, and the smooth rhythm guitar work of Alex Rude.
What’s more, Streetlight Circus has captured the attention of industry stalwarts who have eagerly participated in the creation of the new album. The songs were mixed and mastered by Grammy-winning producer and engineer Bob St. John. Guest appearances are made by Berton Averre (The Knack), Tony Harnell (TNT), Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), Brian Forsythe (Kix), and Jesper and Jacob Binzer (D-A-D).
Streetlight Circus has been invited to rock thousands at festivals such as Rock Fest (Wisconsin), Rocklahoma (Oklahoma), Rock N’ Derby (New York), Wolf Fest (Colorado), and the M3 Rock Festival (Maryland) among many others. The band has managed to comfortably fit on bills featuring bands as heavy as Avatar, Anthrax, and Megadeth and as accessible as The Doobie Brothers, Buckcherry, and Night Ranger. In 2018, Streetlight Circus embarked on a successful headlining tour of the United Kingdom taking them from Wales to Scotland and many British points in between.
Supercharged and ready to roll with Super Fine Sugar, Streetlight Circus is prepared to rock stages around the globe. Don’t miss your chance to rock under the band’s big top. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.
Watch the video for "Dirty Earth" featuring Tony Harnell at the link below