“Rewind” is the stunning new single from Portland, Oregon band, Candace from their forthcoming album “New Ruins”. I’m new to Candace (formerly called Is/Is) and feel both a sense of regret that I haven’t come across them before and yet excitement at hearing what’s to come.

“Rewind” has all the elements of the stuff I love: layered harmonies, chiming guitars and oodles of melancholia and wistfulness. It is dream pop at its highest jingle jangle level, accompanied by a home shot video that captures the languorous nature of the song:

Sun-bleached layered harmonies over crisply produced crystalline shards of guitar, Alpine-proportioned melodies and a bass line that manages to serve the song yet create its own distinctive groove. Absolutely gorgeous.

Candace are Sarah Rose (guitar/bass/vocals), Sarah Nienaber (guitar/bass/vocals), and Mara Appel DesLauriers (drums/vocals). The new album, “New Ruins” is out on 2 March and the band is touring through the US in support. Look out for a full review of the album on Backseat Mafia. You can pre-order the album and download the single here.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

March 2
Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios (Record Release Show!)

March 3
Eugene, OR at Luckey’s Club

March 4
Reno, NV at Holland Project

March 5
Las Vegas, NV at Bunkhouse Saloon

March 6
Tempe, AZ at Yucca Tap Room

March 7
Tucson, AZ at Club Congress

March 9
Laredo, TX at Second Chance

March 10
Monterrey, MX at Agua Fria

March 12 – 17
Austin, TX at SXSW

March 19
Wichita, KS at Kirby’s Beer Store

March 20
Lawrence, KS at Replay Lounge

March 21
Des Moines, IA at Vaudeville Mews

March 22
Minneapolis, MN at Eagles Club

March 25
Fargo, ND at Red Raven

March 26
Omaha, NE at Brother’s

March 27
Denver, CO at Hi-Dive