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Sugar Skulls were a Philly band from the early 2000’s which was often referred to as Philadelphia’s answer to X. The comparison came in a large part due to the late Red Burns (Tequila Worms, Hellfire and Brimstone) and Heather Brann sharing  lead vocals. Red also played Guitar along with Dave Burch (Derelict Hotel). Brian Murray (Psyclone Rangers) played bass and made all of the very distinctive art work for the band. Dane Wilson (Derelict Hotel, King James Version) was the drummer.
While the X comparison is easy to understand if you go deeper there is evidence of a lot of other influences that gave Sugar Skulls their own unique sound.

Their album Waking Hour is not included here, you can get it here or on itunes here. Thanks to Brian Murray  for the cds and flyers.

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 EP

01 – Cry In The Night
02 – Baptism
03 – Forsaken Blue
04 – The Chase

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Sugar Skulls – Sugar Skulls

01 – Detroit 442
02 – Light of Despair
03 – Dying Moon
04 – No Cure for Miracles
05 – Pessimist March
06 – Drunken Sympathy
07 – A Room Forever
08 – Grease Fire in the Fusebox
09 – Forsaken Blue
10 – It All Caves In
11 – Coming Apart
12 – Dirt Nap

Live on WPRB (7/28/03)

01 – Dying Moon
02 – Waking Hour
03 – Light Of Despair
04 – Taco Doomsday
05 – Need You Around (Smoking Popes cover)
06 – Swear & Sin
07 – Drunken Sympathy
08 – Baptism
09 – Coming Apart (New Christs cover)
10 – Cry In The Night
11 – Kiss The Bottle (Jawbreaker cover)

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