iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Hey, Sugar by Bossanova, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Hey, Sugar

Bossanova

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

It took Chris Storrow all of nine years to craft a full-length album as Bossanova, after several EPs and compilation tracks, but if anyone was afraid the results would be some sort of overcooked indie pop answer to Chinese Democracy, fear not — Hey Sugar is fresh and spontaneous sounding stuff, with its synthesizer lines clean and gleaming and the beats infectiously propulsive whether they're emulating vintage disco or Merseybeat. While not everything on Hey Sugar is dance material — the moody confessional of "It Felt Like a Weight" and the appropriately named "Lullaby" certainly don't qualify — the lion's share of the disc gets its groove on in a pleasing variety of styles, from the sensuous sway of "Blue Bossanova" and the cool Euro-disco pulse of "Rare Brazil" to the glam rock accents of "I'll Leave of My Heart" and the keyboard-accented pop/rock of "Calvary." Storrow and his varied collaborators manage to give this set a unified feel while allowing each song to have a personality of its own, and his knack for pop melodies of all stripes is commendable. As a lyricist, Storrow isn't quite as distinctive, and on some songs the vocals are pushed deep enough into the mix to suggest that he knows it, but this doesn't affect the craft of the music or the fact his gift with melodies confirms he should strive to make albums a lot more often. Not every musician has the maturity of vision on their first full album that Bossanova can claim on Hey Sugar, which suggests waiting until the time is right has definite advantages.

Biography

Formed: Canada

Genre: Dance

Years Active: '90s, '00s

With the original line up-of Bossanova starting out with Michael Boegh (bass), Tony Koelwyn (drums), Chris Storrow (vocals/ guitar) and Greg Macdonald (organ/Moog), the Vancouver four-piece represented an uplifting indie that reflected upon other Northwestern acts such as Beat Happening, Cub and Modest Mouse. As captured on their 1997 debut EP I Give You...Bossanova, the quartets trademark of accompanied keyboards furthered their ascetics of pop. Following...
Full Bio
Hey, Sugar, Bossanova
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influencers

Contemporaries