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ARTIST
TITLE
Tracing Echoes
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SGR 021CD SGR 021CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/2/2013

Introducing Icelandic quartet Bloodgroup: known for sensational live shows, their captivating melodies, and their powerfully-crafted brand of electronic music. Having released one of the very best albums of 2009 in Iceland according to critics, their second album Dry Land was awarded the Icelandic equivalent of the Mercury Prize, the Kraumur award. It has been one of the most successful albums in Iceland since its release. The next two years were spent mostly touring, playing festivals like SXSW in Austin, Texas, NXNE in Toronto, Canada, Roskilde Festival in Denmark, CMJ in New York, Eurosonic in The Netherlands, and Iceland Airwaves. Their music can be described as a mix of electro, pop and dance music, sometimes compared to The Knife and CSS. All of this is accompanied by a dance rhythm which will drag even the stiffest of bodies around the dancefloor. Bloodgroup have risen from making simple electro-pop in run-down houses in East-Iceland to something much, much bigger. With their new album, Tracing Echoes, the word has gotten out to the rest of the world that Bloodgroup has hit their mark and stride. Tracing Echoes is a highly-developed album with majestic ballads, grinding beats, and a pop single or three thrown in for good measure: "Perhaps where the band stand apart from their influences is in their big pop melodies -- for all the sonic experimentation and strange synth noises that emerge around the two-minute mark, it's the gorgeous rush of the final chorus that makes the song soar. From sounding like a Knife tribute band, these Icelanders have developed into a soaring group of great scope and scale." --The Guardian UK (Fall Single). Sugarcane Recordings is very proud to release an album of such surprising magnitude.