THE SUGAR ROCKETS
The Sugar Rockets are an emerging cosmic love-pop duo comprised of singer Jaime Becktel and musician Brian Arens. Their futuristic imaginings are the result of two space-obsessed nerds coming together to make music by the banks of the River of Lost Souls in Colorado. Over the course of two years, they have written and recorded 13 tracks that orbit the central themes of science fiction, fantasy, space, and technology. Their songs are creative allegories of love and are a playful tribute to the collective human experience.
Forged out of a shared appreciation for futuristic minds such as Carl Sagan and Buckminster Fuller; science fiction and fantasy writers like Ray Bradbury, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Anne McCaffrey; and fantasy filmmakers such as Jim Henson, George Lucas, Tim Burton, and Steven Spielberg.
Their first album, ETHER, scheduled for release in the summer of 2015, extends a clear invitation to explore the digitized, strobe lit, sequined world they have created. In addition to producing ETHER, The Sugar Rockets envision a grand experimental performance for the spring of 2016.