Candy Claws is a duo from Fort Collins, Colorado. They spent their first two years as a band writing and recording their first album. Which in their words was their “musical companion” to Rachel Carson’s book called “The Sea Around Us”. They describe Carson’s book as a non fiction scientific book “imbued with beauty and mystery, written in such elegant prose it feels more like poetry, a hymn to the sea”. A hymn to the sea is quite a fitting expression to use here too since the album contains recorded sounds from different shores around in the world. From the seas of Italy to the Philippines. The band have acknowledged how this might sound like a gimmick but they feel it added a personal quality since it was recorded at places that were dear to them. It is hard to dismiss the creativity from these two.
They mention the Beach Boys, Starflyer 59, the Lassie Foundation, My Bloody Valentine, Cornelius as their inspiration for their music. When seeing these different inspirations all together you end up understanding the unique style they have come across.
I would describe their music as experimental shoe gazish with psychedelic elements. It’s one of the most original and beautiful music I have heard in a while. Which is just surreal considering the fact that the album was recorded in a bedroom!
You can get the album remastered for 4 euros via digital distribution from the indie irish label “indiecater records”. *edit* Now you can pre/order a hard copy. indiecater
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