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Adam Saidel (right) and Justin Curtner play guitar alongside drummer Chirs Moffatt at Curtner's house Monday evening. The musicians make up the band Sugarmotor, a local Albuquerque rock band. 

Q&A: Sugarmotor

Sugarmotor is a seven year old local rock band consisting of singer/guitarist Adam Saidel, bassist Justin Curtner and drummer Chris Moffat. Defined by loud, punchy grooves and philosophical lyrics, the band has been making Albuquerque dance and, occasionally, think for almost a decade. The Daily Lobo sat down with Sugarmotor to see how the band came together and find out what lies ahead for them.

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Album review: Folk band's music lovely in any language

The beautiful thing about music is you don’t have to understand what a musician is saying to connect with it. Regardless of whether or not lyrics are present, one only has to listen to the melodies, harmonies and beats of a song to feel what the artist is conveying. Of course, it still helps if you speak the language. “Têtu,” Le Vent Du Nord’s latest release, captures its audience with a traditional style unlike any found in today’s popular music. The opening track, “Noce tragique,” has an abrupt beginning that quickly draws you in with a steady beat, a repetitive accordion melody and the strong presence of a hurdy-gurdy. When the lead vocalist begins singing, one will be surprised to hear a voice full of timbre in contrast with the light melody. The music complements him beautifully.

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