Sugarbaby EP

by Jacquelyn Lewis

Morningwood’s new EP is a party waiting to happen.

Morningwood, the most promising bid for mainstream success by perhaps the most “offensively” named rock band since the Butthole Surfers, has made their Sugarbaby EP more than just a platform for its eponymous single: the album is a party just waiting to happen. The white-hot N.Y.C. duo of Chantal Claret and Pedro Yanowitz have created a four-song release that’s like a sonic lollipop—vibrant, lush, sweet, crunchy, and exuberantly reminiscent of the glory days of That Dog and the Rentals. Gone are the cheerleader chants and quasi-duets that peppered the band’s much-hyped first album. This time, spitfire frontwoman Claret handles lead vocals on her own, spinning straight-up tales of rebellion (“Best of Me,” “Killer Life”), young lust (“That’s How You Know It’s Love”), and the storied existence of the beautiful trust-fund set in the high-octane single “Sugarbaby.” If mainstream America can get over the giggle-factor of their name, Morningwood is indeed poised to be the next big thing.

You may also like

Get the print magazine.

The best of BUST in your inbox!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

About Us

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.

©2023 Street Media LLC.  All Right Reserved.