Sugarplum Fairies Conjure Up A Retro Fantasy In A New Modern Version Of ‘Sugarfree’

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October 22, 2021 5:15PM EDT

Take a day party, the idiosyncratic archives of a Viennese ocular artist, and a hazy dream-pop way that conjures the champion memories of 90s alt-rock, and you’ll person the tasty caller video from Sugarplum Fairies.

It’s casual to consciousness similar you’re dreaming portion watching “Sugarfree,” the caller video from Sugarplum Fairies. The caller visual, which arrived connected Friday (Oct. 22), feels similar it’s a flashback wrapped successful a representation and covered successful a wistful yearning for yesterday. It’s a vivid dash of ocular nostalgia, paired with an arsenic intoxicating track. Moments of innocence are followed by unusual visuals — backward dancing and unusual convulsions. It’s some disarming and unnerving – successful different words, it’s art.

“Sugarfree” is astir a day party, the precocious accomplishment of a mysterious blonde bombshell, and a silly bout of jealousy,” Silvia Ryder of Sugarplum Fairies shares with HollywoodLife. The way is portion of the group’s return, 1 that has been christened with a postulation of renditions and reimaginations from their earlier enactment successful the precocious 90s/early 2000s. “Sugarfree” archetypal appeared connected 2003’s Introspective Raincoat Student Music, and this 2021 mentation cranks up the ambiance portion slowing it down a notch oregon three.

As for the visual? “The accompanying video incorporates footage from the idiosyncratic archives of enigmatic ocular creator Mercedes Helnwein,” Sylvia tells HollywoodLife, “dating backmost to her precocious schoolhouse years erstwhile she started filming choreographed creation moves with her friends.”

(Dylan Luster)

Sugarplum Fairies archetypal arrived successful 1998 arsenic a Vienna-raised/California-based hubby and woman duo. After the idiosyncratic and originative breakup successful 20013, Sylvia took the moniker and transformed the radical into an creator collective, with a rotating formed that helped the euphony respire again. With dashes of shoegaze, folk-noir, and vintage guitar pop, Sugarplum Fairies person inspired galore of their peers and the alt-pop dreamers of the modern-day.

(Lael Neale)

The reimagined renditions of these classical tracks volition beryllium portion of Altar Songs 1998-2021. The album, acceptable for a Dec. 3 release, features galore collaborations with archetypal Uncle Tupelo/Wilco drummer and shaper Ken Coomer, precocious Mazzy Star drummer Keith Mitchell, Jebin Bruni (Public Image Ltd, Fiona Apple), Joey Waronker (drummer for Beck and REM), Gus Seyffert (bassist for Beck, Norah Jones), cellist Martin Tillman (Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett), and a horn mastermind Danny T. Levin (Iggy Pop, Rilo Kiley). Is it the look for occurrence and the champion part? It’s sweetener free.