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Lights Out
Fearless Records

They're back!! Sugarcult has officially made an appearance on the music scene once again. With their newest release Lights Out we're getting a chance to see exactly what these guys are made of. They're made of: Hard Rock, an Alternative soul and some deep down Punkness.

If I said I was excited when I saw the new Sugarcult album in the package from my editor that would be a serious understatement. I was ecstatic! I had no idea these guys were releasing another album. Having already been a fan of their previous albums: Palm Trees And Power Lines and their debut release Start Static, I was really looking forward to seeing what they came up with this time. The newest release takes the band to a whole new level. Right off the bat, I love the first song - well, second song after the intro "Lights Out" - "Dead Living" is an excellent rock song; surging with powerful guitar riffs it brings a sound similar to that of fellow alternative rockers Lostprophets. With lyrics like "I can't take it/ it's just a paycheck/making arrangements" Tim (lead vocals) really gets to tell us what's on his mind. For a little more upbeat sound, you should take a listen to "Do It Alone"; it's one of those feet-tapping poppy songs where the chorus "I don't want to do it alone/I'm begging you/I don't want to do it alone" gets perpetually stuck in your head. It also brings me back to some earlier Sugarcult favorites like "Memory" or "Champagne" from Palm Trees And Power Lines. They've even thrown in a little 80's influence or maybe some Rock Kills Kid with the song "Made A Mistake". Don't worry, in true Sugarcult style, they've also stuck in some more mellow songs. So if you like songs such as: "Head Up" and "Counting Stars" from their previous album, then you'll enjoy "Shaking" and "The Investigation".

Well, they've done it again, and luckily for all those fans out there, they're not wasting any time getting on the road to promote their new album. This appearance may be a little different than the last two, but trust me, whether you're already a fan or not this album will reel you in.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Lights Out
2. Dead Living
3. Los Angeles
4. Do It Alone
5. Explode
6. Out Of Phase
7. Made A Mistake
8. Riot
9. Majoring In Minors
10. Shaking
11. The Investigation
12. Hiatus

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