• Sukia
  • Contacto Especial con el Tercer Sexo (Nickelbag) 1997 

What’s in a name? A whole lot when your band’s name is Sukia. Hailing from several corners of the Los Angeles area, this lounge ensemble took its moniker from a South American comic book about a vampire transsexual, and Contacto Espacial con el Tercer Sexo — the first release on the Dust Brothers’ label (which has since changed its name to Ideal Records) — positively drips with sexual energy. Ross Harris (vocals, guitar), Craig Borrell (vocals, horns, samples), Sasha Fuentes (guitar, bass, vocals, synth) and Grace Marks (drums) deploy Optigan drum loops, silky organ sounds and bizarre vocal samples — and that’s only the beginning of Sukia’s recipe for love.

[Tony Kiewel]