In The City's Arms: Double CD and Download
  • In The City's Arms: Double CD and Download
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Pre-order the brand new new 24-track, 2-CD album In The City's Arms. On June 28th you'll receive an email with a download code for the album (which you can collect here) and your CD will ship that week.

DISC ONE 01 Machinegun Sun 02 California Time 03 Nina Simone 04 Puzzle 05 City Song 06 Angel In Front Of Me 07 Last Train 08 All Yr Heroes Are Dead 09 Follow The Black Car 10 Every Blessing 11 In The City's Arms

DISC TWO 01 Love Won't Hear You Scream 02 Unknown Better Than Familiar 03 Spilling From The Wet Mouth Of Hell 04 Dead On 05 Your Bell Never Rang 06 Fairie Spring 07 Ancient Wishes 08 City Song 2 09 Pale Non Souls 10 Flashbulb Disease 11 War Cry 12 Swipe Right 13 Stuck It To You

MUSICIANS: Andee Blacksugar Keith Robinson Thomas Hutchings Jimmy Lopez Joanna Choy Matt Farley Shannon Conley Leon Gruenbaum Matt Katz-Bohen Adam James Mike Hansen Dave Smith

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BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION Isolated Tracks
  • BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION Isolated Tracks
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This is a collection of 40-odd Black Sugar Transmission tunes from all the studio albums (and some non-album cover songs) featuring guitar-only or vocal-only mixes. Here is the track list:

01 AlexCafe (guitar & bass only - Andee & Adam James) 02 AlexCafe (vox only - Andee and Ava Farber 03 All Yr Heroes Are Dead (vox only - Andee and Shannon Conley 04 The Burning Wreck Of Love (guitar only) 05 The Burning Wreck Of Love (vox only) 06 City Song (guitar only) 07 City Song (vox only - Andee & Joanna Choy) 08 TVC15 David Bowie Cover (guitar only) 09 TVC15 David Bowie Cover (vox only) 10 Heaven Or Hell Enuff ZNuff cover (guitar only) 11 Heaven Or Hell Enuff ZNuff cover (vox only) 12 Every Blessing (vox only) 13 Everywhere Fleetwood Mac cover (vox only 14 Fairie Spring (vox only) 15 Favourite Threat (vox & guitar only) 16 Follow The Black Car (guitar only) Galaxies Of Neon (vox & guitar solo only) 17 Hey Wildflower! (vox & guitar solo only) 18 In The City's Arms (vox only) 19 The Ghost At Number One Jellyfish cover (guitar only) 20 The Ghost At Number One Jellyfish cover (vox only) 21 Head On Jesus & Mary Chain cover (guitar only) 22 Head On Jesus & Mary Chain cover (vox only) 23 Kick & Tambourine (vox & lead guitar only) 24 Last Train (vox only - Andee & Joanna Choy) 25 Loud Girls On The L Train (vox & guitar only) 26 Love Won't Hear You Scream (vox only) 27 Borderline Madonna cover (vox only) 28 Burning Up Madonna cover (guitar only) 29 Nina Simone (vox only - Andee & Joanna Choy 30 Pale Non Souls (guitar only) 31 Runnin' Like A Dog (vox only - Andee, Matt Farley, Dug Pinnick, Alisa B, D.A. Karkos) 32 Spilling From The Wet Mouth Of Hell (guitar only) 33 Spilling From The Wet Mouth Of Hell (vox only) 34 Stripes (guitar only) 35 Stripes (vox only) 36 Sweet Mortality (vox & lead guitar only) 37 The World Is Yr Ashtray (guitar solo & vox only - Andee & Ava Farber 38 This Is The Night (guitar only) 39 This Is The Night (vox only) 40 Volume Up (guitar & vox only) 41 War Cry (guitar & sax only - Andee & Thomas Hutchings) 42 Watch The Windows (vox only - Andee & Ava Farber 43 Your Bell Never Rang (vox only)

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Diamond Shavings (73-track digital box set)
  • Diamond Shavings (73-track digital box set)
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This 73-track set collects the best non-album tunes in the BST vault (dating back to late 2006) and assembles them in a sequence designed for maximum listening pleasure.

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aW1baSwrHg

01 Domina Abomina 02 Hot Noise 03 Black Star 04 Fader Four 05 I Fell Behind 06 Hot Night 07 Suffer 08 Lost Girls In The City 09 Liquid Lightning 10 Call Them And They Will Come 11 Fill Yr Sails, Man 12 Dust Upon The Ground 13 Leave It Behind 14 Beat The Drums Again 15 Not Fooled Again 16 Don't Give Up On Giving In 17 When U R Alone 18 Pitching On The Silent Sea 19 Over Now 20 Shimmer and Discover 21 Don't You Fell Apart 22 Pursuit Of Shallowness 23 Scream Angel Scream 24 Goodnight, We're Closed 25 Five Years Behind 26 All On You 27 Equinox 28 Cavity 29 Get It Done, Son 30 Blinding Somewhere 31 Pete Sally & Me 32 Twilight Alright (Matt Farley drums) 33 Animal Wars 34 As Long As I Can Stay 35 Ain't Yr Block No More 36 Bridge Jumpers At Dawm 37 Blasphemies In Starlight 38 Crosstown Kisses 39 Bullets & Bombs 40 You First 41 Story 9/22 42 I Walk Under Awnings 43 Station Is Calling 44 Banshee Nights 45 Telling Secrets 46 Surrender Isn't That Hard 47 This Is Our Song 48 Sirens On The Air 49 Violent Summer 50 The Punchline 51 You See Me Now (Jerry Gaskill drums) 52 Stupidity Filter 53 Watched You 54 Death Is Alive 55 Game Needs To Be Played 56 Diamond Wine 57 Ripe 58 Shimmy Shotgun (Matt Farley drums) 59 Rt 170 60 Medicine From You 61 Pull That Pout 62 Sugar In Yr Cupboard 63 Someone's Listening 64 Dropped The Ball Again 65 Black Sunshine 66 Stuck In The Middle 67 When Elizabeth Sings 68 (Don't Make Me) Late 69 This Is The Last One 70 U Got U 71 Rally Round The Queen (Extended Remix) 72 Miserylou feat. Patti Rothberg (Extended Remix) 73 Girls Gone Wild (Extended Remix)

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GUITAR LESSON VIDEO - Approaching the DORIAN Mode
  • GUITAR LESSON VIDEO - Approaching the DORIAN Mode
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This guitar lesson explores various ways to approach soloing in Dorian Mode situations, using not just the diatonic scale itself, but also the blues, Dorian blues, Kumoi and multiple pentatonic scales to add bewitching exotica and dark blues vibes to your soloing.

In this 20-minute video, Andee demonstrates and discusses improvisational approaches to all of the aforementioned scale choices and demonstrates sample licks for each of the six scales at the end of the lesson.

This download also comes with a brooding, spacious D DORIAN jam track and a tablature doc which transcribes one position for each of the six scales invoked in the video, as well as the sample licks for each one.

MAC users can view the video using the VLC or QuickTime players.

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GUITAR LESSON VIDEO - Approaching the IONIAN Mode
  • GUITAR LESSON VIDEO - Approaching the IONIAN Mode
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Ah, the IONIAN mode - otherwise known as the western major scale, this super-vanilla seven-note construction is the basis for the vast majority of pop music, from "Happy Birthday" to "Louie Louie".

This guitar lesson explores various ways to approach soloing in major key situations, using not just the IONIAN mode, but also the major pentatonic, major blues, minor pentatonic, minor blues and the Japanese Hirujoshi scales.

In this 20-minute video, Andee demonstrates and discusses improvisational approaches to all of the aforementioned scale choices, with emphasis on finding spicer and more exotic ways to stretch the harmonic reality of this traditionally "happy" sounding musical environment.

He demonstrates sample licks for each of the six scales at the end of the lesson.

This download also comes with a C IONIAN jam track and a tablature doc which transcribes one position for each of the six scales invoked in the video, as well as the sample licks for each one.

MAC users can view the video using the VLC or QuickTime players.

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Soloing in the MODES GUITAR LESSON VIDS (7-part monthly subscription package)
  • Soloing in the MODES GUITAR LESSON VIDS (7-part monthly subscription package)
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This seven-part video series features one lesson package per month, each one focusing on inspiring ways to approach soloing in one of the seven modes (IONIAN, DORIAN, PHRYGIAN, LYDIAN, MIXOLYDIAN, AEOLIAN and LOCRIAN).

Each package includes an instructional video (about 20 minutes), a jam track and a tablature document transcribing the scales and sample licks discussed in the videos.

This all-in-one package prices the individual lessons at $3 cheaper than their stand-alone prices. Subscribers will get a download of lesson one: The Ionian Mode with their purchase, and each subsequent lesson package will be emailed to them, one per month, over the following six months.

MAC users can view the videos using the VLC or QuickTime player.

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GUITAR LESSON VIDEO - Vibrato!
  • GUITAR LESSON VIDEO - Vibrato!
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Ah, vibrato. It's one of the musical fingerprints of so many of the great players, from BB King to Yngwie. Yet, so many players get it wrong! In this video, Andee tackles this thorny subject and dissects ways to apply sweet vibrato technique to straight notes and bent ones. For intermediate-to-advanced players.

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Head On (Jesus & Mary Chain cover)
  • Head On (Jesus & Mary Chain cover)
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Well it looks like this will be the final BST release of the apocalyptic year 2016. I've had it in the back of my mind to do a blindingly loud cover of this song for some time, and this week I finally got to it. Had a really good time with this recording and the results are inspired, I think.

If you wanna hear it first, it's on Youtube.

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The Ghost At Number One (2016 remix)
  • The Ghost At Number One (2016 remix)
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Originally recorded for the Jellyfish tribute album Sensory Lullabies, Andee gave this track a 2016 remix to celebrate a decade of making music under the Black Sugar Transmission umbrella. The new version has a sweet electro vibe and a ton of additional vocal harmonies added. This download comes with an a-capella version so you can hear all those gooey vox isolated.

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The Aughts Vol 4: Treading Wires (6-SONG E.P.)
  • The Aughts Vol 4: Treading Wires (6-SONG E.P.)
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"The Aughts is a new monthly series of 6-song EP releases. These are brand new re-recordings of songs I originally wrote/recorded on my trusty 4-track machine roughly between 2000 and 2006 (also known as the PSK era). I revisited these old tunes recently and was surprised at how many of them I really liked. This led to the idea that it would be fun to re-record them with my current-day, all-grown-up, digital recording tools. This isn't to say I've slathered these songs in production; rather, I've tried to keep the original spirit of the 4-track versions, but with better sounds and performances. The Aughts Vol 2: Got To Keep It Moving, Got To Spread It Everywhere EP is now available at www.blacksugartransmission.com/store. At the beginning of each month, for at least the next year, a new Aughts ep will be available there." - Andee

This set features the only known recording of "Shattered", originally released in 2006 as pOpstArkiDs' final single. TRACKLIST:

  1. Shattered
  2. They'll Chase Behind 3 You Forgot 4 Broken Promises 5 Victory 6 Ovr N Ovr
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The Aughts Vol 3: Telephones Take Over The World (6-SONG E.P.)
  • The Aughts Vol 3: Telephones Take Over The World (6-SONG E.P.)
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"The Aughts is a new monthly series of 6-song EP releases. These are brand new re-recordings of songs I originally wrote/recorded on my trusty 4-track machine roughly between 2000 and 2006 (also known as the PSK era). I revisited these old tunes recently and was surprised at how many of them I really liked. This led to the idea that it would be fun to re-record them with my current-day, all-grown-up, digital recording tools. This isn't to say I've slathered these songs in production; rather, I've tried to keep the original spirit of the 4-track versions, but with better sounds and performances. The Aughts Vol 2: Got To Keep It Moving, Got To Spread It Everywhere EP is now available at www.blacksugartransmission.com/store. At the beginning of each month, for at least the next year, a new Aughts ep will be available there." - Andee TRACKLIST:

  1. Get Up And Fight
  2. Time Is Up
  3. Big Hearts Die For Their Art
  4. Baby Let's Burn!
  5. Wish U Were Here
  6. Tornado Skies
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The Aughts Vol 2: Got To Keep It Moving, Got To Spread It Everywhere (6- SONG EP)
  • The Aughts Vol 2: Got To Keep It Moving, Got To Spread It Everywhere (6- SONG EP)
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"The Aughts is a new monthly series of 6-song EP releases. These are brand new re-recordings of songs I originally wrote/recorded on my trusty 4-track machine roughly between 2000 and 2006 (also known as the PSK era).

I revisited these old tunes recently and was surprised at how many of them I really liked. This led to the idea that it would be fun to re-record them with my current-day, all-grown-up, digital recording tools. This isn't to say I've slathered these songs in production; rather, I've tried to keep the original spirit of the 4-track versions, but with better sounds and performances.

The Aughts Vol 2: Got To Keep It Moving, Got To Spread It Everywhere EP is now available at www.blacksugartransmission.com/store. At the beginning of each month, for at least the next year, a new Aughts ep will be available there." - Andee

TRACKLIST:

1 I Live Alone 2 All Different Now 3 Best Of You 4 Time Ruins Everything 5 Written Out Of The Plot 6 Time Bomb

Preview: https://youtu.be/Qkb44yecuS0

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The Aughts Vol 1: I'm Up For Anything Tonight (6-song EP)
  • The Aughts Vol 1: I'm Up For Anything Tonight (6-song EP)
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The Aughts is a new monthly series of 6-song EP releases. These are brand new re-recordings of songs I originally wrote/recorded on my trusty 4-track machine roughly between 2000 and 2006 (also known as the PSK era).

I revisited these old tunes recently and was surprised at how many of them I really liked. This led to the idea that it would be fun to re-record them with my current-day, all-grown-up, digital recording tools. This isn't to say I've slathered these songs in production; rather, I've tried to keep the original spirit of the 4-track versions, but with better sounds and performances.

A new, 6-song Aughts EP will be available here at the beginning of each month, for a year! I'll post a short preview clip with the release of each EP so you can have some idea what it sounds like.

Here's a short preview of Volume 1: I'm Up For Anything Tonight: https://youtu.be/c24FV4etXd4

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BST COVERS (16 tracks)
  • BST COVERS (16 tracks)
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This 16-track collection features Black Sugar-ized reworkings of faves by Bowie, Prince, Squeeze, Jellyfish, Fleetwood Mac, etc. All done in good fun, of course.

Track list: 01 Pop Life (Prince cover) 02 Mouth To Mouth (The Glove cover) 03 Slap & Tickle (Squeeze cover) 04 From Rush Hour With Love (Republica cover) 05 Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac cover) 06 TVC15 (David Bowie cover) 07 To A Muse (Patti Rothberg cover) 08 I Know There's Something Going On (Frida cover) 09 Sheer Heart Attack (Queen cover) 10 Ghost At Number One (Jellyfish cover) 11 1978 (Toy Love cover) 12 Cities In Dust (Siouxsie & the Banshees cover) 13 Rabid/Halloween (The Damned/Misfits cover) 14 Heaven Or Hell (Enuff Z'Nuff cover) 15 You Should Be Dancing (BeeGees cover) 16 On A Plain (Nirvana cover)

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What's In Yr Track? (4 videos)
  • What's In Yr Track? (4 videos)
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This four-part series peels back the layers on some tunes from the BST catalog ("Hey Wildflower", "Loud Girls On The L Train", "You Made Death Yr Life's Work" and the cover of Madonna's "Everybody"). Andee discusses each track's sonic inspiration and shares recording tricks and insights. A must for production geeks and fans of the Classic Albums series!

01 Hey Wildflower 02 Loud Girls On The L Train 03 You Made Death Yr Life's Work 04 Everybody

**NOTE: If you're a MAC user and have trouble viewing these video files, you can convert them easily with Flip4mac, which you can download free: http://features.en.softonic.com/how-to-watch-wmv-files-on-mac

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Playing Songs In The Empty Apartment Next Door (11 videos)
  • Playing Songs In The Empty Apartment Next Door (11 videos)
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This series of eleven acoustic solo performances was recorded surreptitiously in an empty apartment in Andee's building in Brooklyn. Includes four unreleased songs and a Cure cover!

A Night Like This Bangin' The Door Black Of The Ocean, Crush Of The Motion Black Star Fresh Outta Heart & Soul Kick & Tambourine Miserylou U Got U Violent You See Me Now You're Never Gonna Win

**NOTE: If you're a MAC user and have trouble viewing these video files, you can convert them easily with Flip4mac, which you can download free: http://features.en.softonic.com/how-to-watch-wmv-files-on-mac

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Andee Will Write A Song For You!
  • Andee Will Write A Song For You!
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$200.00

All you need to do is fork over the money, and Andee will write an exclusive, brand new song for, about and named after YOU. Then he will send it to you, at which point you can do what you want with it for the rest of your life.

C'mon, you KNOW this will be stacks of fun!

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JAM TRACK SET
  • JAM TRACK SET
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This set of seven unique jam tracks covers the seven modes of the lovely Western Major Scale:

C IONIAN D DORIAN E PHRYGIAN F LYDIAN G MIXOLYDIAN A AEOLIAN B LOCRIAN

With a variety of tempos, changes and dynamics to keep your jamming interesting.

(A quick preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6k20OmG9uI)

This set deals exclusively with the seven variations of the C Major scale; that is to say, the notes C, D, E, F, G, A and B.

A tutorial video series, which will center on creative ways to approach each of the modes, is forthcoming!

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