Palm Trees and Power Lines (2004) Like Toad the Wet Sprocket, with whom they share a hometown (Santa Barbara) and a producer (Gavin MacKillop), Sugarcult play wistful alt-rock with killer three-part… 2004-04-13 Sugarcult
Music Review

Palm Trees and Power Lines (2004)

Details Release Date: Apr 13, 2004; Lead Performance: Sugarcult

Like Toad the Wet Sprocket, with whom they share a hometown (Santa Barbara) and a producer (Gavin MacKillop), Sugarcult play wistful alt-rock with killer three-part vocal harmonies. Unlike their 1990s forebears, Sugarcult have also paid their punk dues on the Warped Tour. On Palm Trees, it's a hit-and-miss combination: Upbeat sing-alongs like ''Memory'' succeed in raising the roof, but the despondent ballads threaten to break up the party.

Originally posted Apr 23, 2004 Published in issue #761 Apr 23, 2004 Order article reprints