90s dreampop project Sugarplum Fairies, have returned with their new single “Heart Hell 2021,” along with the news, They’re releasing a new collection of songs, old and new, including remasters and a new track “Tears.” To announce, they’re sharing the single + official music video for “Heart Hell 2021” ft. Sid Simons (another iconic rockstar from NYC’s Beechwood and Girl Skin).
The album features collaborations with original Uncle Tupelo/Wilco drummer and producer Ken Coomer, late Mazzy Star drummer Keith Mitchell, Jebin Bruni (Public Image Ltd, Fiona Apple) on bass and keyboards, Joey Waronker (drummer for Beck and REM), Gus Seyffert (bassist for Beck, Norah Jones), cellist Martin Tillman (Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett), and horn-section mastermind Danny T. Levin (Iggy Pop, Rilo Kiley) amongst many others.
““Heart Hell 2021” is a re-imagined, re-recorded version of a song that was released in 2011 when Sugarplum Fairies was still a duo.
Sid and I “met” via Instagram; I am a big fan of his band Girl Skin and vice versa. Due to the pandemic we ended up recording our vocal parts separately in our respective home studios in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. This arrangement was also the template for the video – the video was shot in Los Angeles and NYC on different VCR cameras and filmed off projections on a farm in Virginia by director Lael Neale.”
Altar Songs 1998-2021
01. Sugarfree 2021
02. Velcro Girl
03. Heart Hell 2021 (feat. Sid Simons)
04. A Story
06. 96 Dreams (feat. Johnny Ruby)
07. Malta Smile 55
08. Sandy Says 2021 (feat. Sid Simons)
09. Touchdown or Fly
10. Dedeaux Fields
11. Fade Away
12. Jaguar Jackson
13. Hold On to Me
14. St. Andrew’s Place
order Altar Songs 1998-2021 by Sugarplum Fairies and Heart Hell 2021 (feat. Sid Simons) HERE