Thursday, January 19, 2012

Charlotte rock quartet signs with label

Charlotte-based rock band Sugar Glyder announced Wednesday that it recently signed with ORG Music, a DC-based record label that is tied to Warner Bros. and is distributed by WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic) and ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance). Sugar Glyder joins punk legend Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, and the revived version of the Stooges), DC metal act Darkest Hour, and the Chuck Dukowski (of Black Flag) Sextet on the label's roster.

Sugar Glyder will begin recording their ORG debut - the followup to 2011's "Lovers at Light Speed" EP - in March. The album is tentatively scheduled for summer release.

Sugar Glyder has been touring and drawing a few hundred fans to its shows locally for the last few years. Its opened for Silversun Pickups, Neon Trees, and Matt & Kim and played 2011's South By Southwest Festival. I've watched the band, which exhibited great promise early on, develop over the years. I always thought its members had a great work ethic and high level of passion and commitment to the band as well some really great, polished songs. Those songs, which I've often described as grand, arena-ready anthems, seem to get catchier, bigger, and grander with each release so I'm curious to hear what's next.

To get a sense of the group's personality watch the candid video announcement below. Sugar Glyder consists of vocalist Daniel Howie, guitarist Chris Rigo, bassist Emily Aoyagi, and drummer Bobby Mathews.

ORG is probably best known for its vinyl reissues series. The label is responsible for the recent Nirvana and Sonic Youth LP reissues as well as reissues of seminal albums by Jimmy Eat World, Helmet, Tom Petty, Beck, and the Replacements.


  1. I love Sugar Glyder!

  2. great to hear these guys are going places

  3. 2012, the year of the Glyder!