Booking/Management: Logan Bean
A soul-shaking, infinitely charming band from the far north.
All Their Many Miles, 2018
Heart-Shaped Leaved released 2014.
Harmonic Toast released 2012.
Powerful and funky, The Super Saturated Sugar Strings’s take on modern Americana is full of dense, intricate, virtuosic instrumental arrangements and shout-to-the-rafter vocals. Their lush back-beat-americana-meets-chamber-ensemble sound has stirred a large congregation of dedicated fans in Alaska, and is catching on quickly across the rest of North America. On their new album, ALL THEIR MANY MILES (released March 23, 2018) they’ve managed to translate not only the high energy stomp and swing of their live shows to the studio, but also to capture some of the magic that brings together Anchorage’s music community. There's an element of carnival sideshow in their sometimes cinematic sound, drenched in strings and horns and bombastic ideas. Nobody does anything small in Alaska, and this Alaskan band delivers a mesmerizing and powerful performance with an energetic charm that makes you want to take them home for dinner.
Throughout All Their Many Miles, the Super Saturated Sugar Strings traverse a wide range of musical territory. Almost a third of the album falls into a progressive pop-vocal category led by Moore’s shining, yet smoky vocals (“Precipice,” Amplified,” “Long Road”). Another third, which features Watt’s gruff, almost Tom Waitsian singing, harkens to traditional folk songs. The rest of the LP includes a range of instrumentals that could fit as well in feature-length film scores (the tension-ridden “Crocodile”), Broadway musicals (the uplifting “Float”), or high-paying television commercials (like the bouncy end to Watt’s vocal song, “Love Cocoon”).
Call it orchestral alternative folk-rock, throw in all the adjectives you want, but really, just go to one of their shows and listen. This is a musicians’ band, where violin, cello, and acoustic bass combine with piano/guitar, drums, and a one-man brass section to bring a vibrant, rich, clear acoustic sound to the stage, and to listeners’ ears.
"As healthy injections of '20s ragtime jazz mingled with the kind of gothic folk...the crowd, summarily, lost their shit. The SSSS's two albums saddle tight vocal harmonies on a shape-shifting catalog of songs that'll be stuck in your head..."
"If they must be categorized, let them be called orchestral alternative rock, or foot-stomping symphonics. They’re to be savored and ingested through all the senses like one does with groups like Beirut, Andrew Bird, Pink Martini or Devotchka."
- Anchorage Press
"an emotional and heartfelt journey with a band that clearly wants to take listeners down a sonic rabbit hole. Theatrical, sorrowful, vivid, enchanting."
-Album review by Monolith
Anchorage Press Pick Awards: 2013 Best Indie Band // 2014 Best Hippie Band // 2015, 2016, 2017 Best Original Band
Anchorage, AK 90.3 KNBA // Homer KBBI // Astoria, OR // Moscow Idaho // KBOO Portland // Big Cabbage Radio, Palmer, AK
Most Alaska shows have sold out in venues with capacities of 100-1000 since 2014.
Artists we have shared the stage with
Supported: Devotchka, The Head and the Heart, Shook Twins, SHEL, Joseph, The Deadly Gentlemen, Milky Chance, The Builders and the Butchers, Strand of Oaks
Collaborations: Dango Rose of Elephant Revival, Jeffery Martin, Anna Tivel, Momentum Dance Company.
Festivals (*headline set)
*Salmonfest, Dawson City Music Fest, *Cordova Salmon Jam, *Seldovia Summer Solstice Festival, *Kenai River Festival, *Chickenstock, *Salmonberry Jam Folk Fest, *Seward Music and Arts Fest, *Fairbanks UAF Spring Fest, *Anchorage Folk Fest, Juneau Folk Fest.
Alaska, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Canada