Tag: #Sugarblast

Sugarblast Al on WFDU.FM

WFDU, the radio voice of Fairleigh Dickinson University, has always been an important station to me (Al).  It’s the station I listened to as a kid, learning about bands like The Replacements, the West Coast punk scene of the 80s, and even the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.  It’s the first place we ever heard one of our records…

Stuyvesant on WFDU-FM

Brian from Stuyvesant and Al from Sugarblast were invited down to the studios of WFDU.FM by the ever-gracious Evan Toth, where they talked about Stuyvesant’s gig that night in Brooklyn, as well as the Shmyvesant album, the band’s history, and more.  Brian brought some records to spin, and we all had a blast. You can listen to the archive of the…

Signal To Noise: January 18 Playlist

So Sunday was our first episode of the Signal To Noise program for 2015. After taking a few weeks off, we’re back with some improvements, including a new segment with James Appio of CoolDadMusic where James takes us through a brief club update for the week, letting you know what shows you shouldn’t miss.  James is a staple in the Asbury…

Sugarblast welcomes Tenterhooks

We’re thrilled to announce the second band on Sugarblast’s artist roster – NYC’s Tenterhooks. Tenterhooks are a fantastic guitar-driven band that’s had its roots in the NYC underground dating back to the East Village noise pop band Jenifer Convertible.  Tenterhooks’ guitarist/vocalist Lenny Zenith and bassist James Pertusi were both members of JenCon, who’s acquaintance we made in ’93 or so, with…

Year-End Lists: The “Best Of 2014” From Sugarblast & Friends

Being a new label, we don’t have a super-sized artist roster like we used to when we were Dromedary.  So we reached out to our bands, and assorted other pals that we count as “Friends of Sugarblast” to get the lowdown on the best records of 2014. Tom Beaujour, Nuthouse Recording (el estudio de elección para Stuyvesant) Doug Gillard • Parade On (Nine…

Blurt Magazine Premieres Video For “Oatmeal Song”

Burt Magazine was kind enough to premiere the new Stuyvesant video for “Oatmeal Song,” the latest single from the Shmyvesant album.  The video was shot by Michael Markowski and directed by Brian Musikoff, using a single, slow-motion take shot on the evening of the band’s final performance at the legendary Hoboken venue Maxwell’s. Maxwell’s opened in the late 1970s and became the…

Pittsburgh In Tune digs Stuy

Stuyvesant gets three and a half out of five stars in this review, courtesy of Jeffrey Sisk at Pittsburgh In Tune Veteran Garden State indie rockers Stuyvesant have spent the better part of a decade making music together without building much of a profile outside of the fertile New York City/New Jersey scene.  That’s shame because the talented four-piece deserves a…

OUT TODAY – SHMYVESANT

Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for – the day you still can’t get the vinyl LP version of Shmyvesant. What you can get, however, is a variety of other Shmy-related musical treats. You can download it for $9.99 on iTunes here. Emusic has it for $5.88 here. Amazon.com has it for $8.99 here. CDBaby has it for just five…

Sugarblast Al waxes nostalgic. Or maybe he just waxes.

Al from Sugarblast Music (that’s me, for the uninitiated) was a guest on the excellent podcast Hey You Know It this week.  Despite the best efforts of hosts Jacquetta Szathmari and Katie Kazimir to produce a decent show, they had the poor judgement of inviting me on to discuss Sugarblast, Signal To Noise, and the state of indie music in New Jersey.…