Vienna natives Silvia Ryder and Ben Bohm may go by the hyper-twee name Sugarplum Fairies, but they won’t be conjuring images of ballerinas and children’s stories. Backed by an assortment of guest musicians including Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.), Sugarplum Fairies have just released Chinese Leftovers, an album that mixes dream pop, indie rock and alt-country. Download “First Rate Show,” which sounds more like the Velvet Underground than The Nutcracker, with breathy female vocals and a jazzy horn section.
“First Rate Show” (download):