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Album Review: Candace – New Ruins

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Track, Video and Tour News: Candace – Rewind

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One of our favourite dream pop outfits, Candace have just released a video for the song ‘Menocino’ off their brilliant album ‘New Ruins’ which Backseat Mafia reviewed recently, saying it combined ‘angelic harmonies with shimmering instrumentation throughout…drawing from elements of shoegaze and dream pop in a dreamy languorous mix, eschewing bombast and bravado for subtlety …

Today sees the release of the quite frankly gorgeous album ‘New Ruins’ by Portland, Oregon band Candace. I reviewed the single ‘Rewind’ off the album recently, noting the song’s ‘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 …

“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 …

DaiN Ft Moniquea - "Treat Yourself"

Liquid Beat Records is proud to announce the release of “Gave it A Try”, the first single from Portland/New Orleans’ artist DaiN’s upcoming 7” single/producer EP entitled “Treat Yourself”. The song features an incredible vocal collaboration with LA’s modern Funk queen, Moniquea. The single pairs the singer over a knocking, down-tempo track that is indicative …

Harrison Smith, aka Turtlenecked hails from that musical hot spot of Portland, Oregon and makes music that is noisy, frayed at the edges indie rock. Apparently written in the show, his new track is Mondrian, taken from his forthcoming album Pure Plush Bone Cage, out on Good Cheer Records on August 19th. Over these insistent, …

Earlier this month Light Club released their debut EP ‘Youth is Fading’ and ‘they’ have now been kind enough to answer some of our questions.  Come inside, meet the family… We are: Gabe Mouer: all instruments ! We are from: Portland, Oregon Our name doesn’t come from: Nightlife or club culture, despite having “club” in the …

In amongst the days and places that I’ve been listening to this, the debut from Portland, Oregon’s Light Club, I think I’ve found the perfect accompaniment: bright early autumn sunshine augmented by a strong, fresh breeze. I’m sat in my back garden, watching fragments of cloud cruising across the heart-stirringly blue sky, with washing snapping …

Today I have been enjoying the new video for “Paper Cage” by backseatmafia.com faves’ Just Lions’.  You can follow an increasingly threatened lead singer Chandler Strutz being chased through Oregon City by his paper creations.  Rotoscoped (or some such technique) alterna-Chandlers, brought to life by blue Bic biro, it would seem, are hunting our brave hero …

A shot in the arm to protect you against those early-winter blues. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2fqjeIkvGM] Filmed in the nearly-empty city of Shaniko, progressively deserted after the railroad moved on, this single is taken from the Portland, Oregon band’s debut album “Keep It Safe”.  Singer Danielle Sullivan walks with a sway down 5th Street, past This Ole House, …

When I left work on Friday evening I was booze-bound, off to meet my Best Man and friends from home via a quick trip to the Tattershall Castle to drink onboard ship in the sunshine. The opening bars of this song are the ones that I wish I had been hearing as I began my …