Sound of Ceres – ‘Hand Of Winter’

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Former Candy Claws band mates Karen and Ryan Hover have announced a new project called Sound Of Ceres that includes members of The Drums and Apples In Stereo. It’s crazy to think it’s been almost three years since Candy Claws gave us their otherworldly album ‘Ceres And Calypso In The Deep Time’! Needless to say, it’s fantastic to have new music from the Colorado pair. ‘Hand Of Winter’ is grandiose, moody and cinematic. There’s big things ahead on March 4 when Sound Of Ceres deliver their debut full length ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ through Joyful Noise Recordings. Beautiful artwork too!

 
Sound of Ceres – ‘Hand Of Winter’

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Candy Claws – ‘New Forest (Five Heads Of The Sun)’

CANDY CLAWS - 'CERES AND CALYPSO IN THE DEEP TIME'

Brooklyn imprint Two Syllable Records releases Candy Claws’ fourth album ‘Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time’ today (get the vinyl / digital or stream it here). The carnival-like dream pop of Ryan Hover and Kay Bertholf mixes sugary vocals with hushed tones on album cut ‘New Forest (Five Heads of the Sun)’. Pitchfork’s Ian Cohen has coined it, “the first legitimately happy shoegaze record” (debatable, yes). However it is a collision of ideas that results in a thickly textured sound that twists about, leaving you guessing what will come next. I suppose that’s the magic of it. Perhaps not a break out record for Candy Claws but one that tripped-out dream pop fans will cherish.

 
Candy Claws – ‘New Forest (Five Heads Of The Sun)’

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Candy Claws – ‘Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)’

CANDY CLAWS - 'TRANSITIONAL BIRD (CLEVER GIRL)'

‘Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time’ – the new record from Candy Claws will be available from June 25 through Twosyllable Records. The lead tune ‘Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)’ is a return to their unique brand of blissed-out fairytale pop! The Colorado trio sound like they’re about to deliver another amazing record. Side note, if you’ve never heard their earlier song ‘Catamaran’ – check it out here.

 
Candy Claws – ‘Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)’

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Candy Claws – ‘Catamaran’

Candy Claws have wrapped a bunch of SXSW shows and now there’s plenty of punters drooling for new tunes! The bad news is, there’s nothing to chomp on yet. The good news is there’s plenty of joy to be had in their back catalogue. ‘Catamaran’ from ‘In The Dream Of The Sea Life‘ is one example that keeps me coming back.

 

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