April 16, 2009

Discoveries (Post# 1)

Other than the FANTASTIC Mojo Method EP, I (now "we") haven't blogged much about music we've been listening to. Reasoning for that aside, I recently discovered this amazing band out of Fort Collins, Colorado called Candy Claws. They recently released a full length album called "In the Dream of the Sea Life" and it is some of the most wonderful music I've heard in a long time. Its blissed-out underwater pop sounds bubble with beautiful melodies, brilliant songwriting and fantastically interesting production that shines all the way from their sun, through their water and then illuminates to their ocean floor, revealing new beauties to discover upon every voyage. This band deserves so much recognition for this great piece of art they have created. As far as I can tell, they are a part of a college-aged music/art community in Fort Collins and their visual work can be seen here. On the sidebar of their blog, they have a list of the bands involved in the community and I am looking forward to exploring them all. Admittedly, I found out about this band via a link on a blog I visited that posted a zip file of the album for free. However, I have already purchased the physical copy (I guess that's one example of how music theft "piracy" works out for bands) and can't wait to receive it.

This is what they had to say about their recent record:
Recorded in Italy, Fort Collins, and the Philippines over the past two years.
The album is a musical companion to Rachel Carson's 1951 book, "The Sea Around Us."
The 10-song cd comes packaged in a full-color dvd case, complete with a 12-page art booklet, a sticker, and a handmade art print.
If you'd like a copy, and trust us enough, send $10 and your address to:

Candy Claws
3307 Downing Court
Fort Collins, CO

Also, on their myspace, they have a link to purchase the album via PayPal.
I don't know why I feel the need to share this music with you, but I do. Hopefully you will do the same.

They also have their first album up for a free download HERE. This record still portrays a wonderful pop feel and the production is very interesting, but it involves no vocals and is not as impressive as their recent full length. However, it is still a great and fresh listen.

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