Who? Eat Sugar sprung from the Midwestern womb of Cincinnati at the end of 2006 and has since taken the scene by storm with their spastic brand of electro-charged dance pop. Aidan Bogosian (vocals), Jim Reynolds (bass/synth), Greg Poneris (drums), and Erin Proctor (synth) have shared stages with the likes of Voxtrot, VHS or Beta, Calla, and Enon, and the band’s self-released eponymous EP is available now.
What’s the Deal? Eat Sugar’s hot-blooded, punk-laced hooks are well-suited for fans of Shitdisco, LCD Soundsystem, and fellow Dayton, Ohio alt-rockers Brainiac. Bogosian’s nervy yapping brings a quirky vibe to their mini debut while the rest of his bandmates keep up with an unshakable, raw power. From the angsty bass lines of “I’m a Carrier” and the post-punk punch of “Brown Boots” to the propulsive sass of “Sixteen,” Eat Sugar combines bold, vigorous lyrics and upbeat electro-pop melodies. “That chick’s on fire,” Bogosian quips over razor-sharp synth beats. Well, the same thing can be said for Eat Sugar.
Fun Fact: Eat Sugar took their name from an art exhibition titled “Eat Sugar Spend Money,” which was on display at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center in the early ’90s. – Spin