“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:
Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios (Record Release Show!)
Eugene, OR at Luckey’s Club
Reno, NV at Holland Project
Las Vegas, NV at Bunkhouse Saloon
Tempe, AZ at Yucca Tap Room
Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
Laredo, TX at Second Chance
Monterrey, MX at Agua Fria
March 12 – 17
Austin, TX at SXSW
Wichita, KS at Kirby’s Beer Store
Lawrence, KS at Replay Lounge
Des Moines, IA at Vaudeville Mews
Minneapolis, MN at Eagles Club
Fargo, ND at Red Raven
Omaha, NE at Brother’s
Denver, CO at Hi-Dive