Sunday, October 21, 2007

glass candy.

first of all, i admit i am a bit late this time, so if you are one of those weirdos with fifty music blogs in your feed reader (like me), this will probably be old news to you. but in order to show the kids there is more out there than just french house and brutal bangers, i am proud that i've finally got around to write about glass candy.

portland's glass candy are vocalist ida no and producer johnny jewel, who is also producing the fantastic chromatics. making use of a lot of retro synthesizers, their sound is somewhere in between italo disco and wave which probably makes them a part of something the media calls 'neo disco', who knows, to me they have written some of the best and most elegant songs that i have heard this year and although these tracks probably won't fit too well in those average 'blog house' incest track selection sets floating around everywhere, they'll definitely make people dance and there is nothing better you can currently listen to while being at home or out on a night drive. seriously, get evey single track if you haven't heard of glass candy yet.

glass candy - beatific
glass candy - life after sundown

and don't stop just now, get all of them:

glass candy - candy castle (demo)
glass candy - geto boys (demo)

watch out for more from glass candy on italians do it better records, troubleman records and their myspace page where they are constantly putting up new demos for download. much love to panda toes, bibabidi and get weird turn pro who have featured them much earlier and are generally killing it lately.

UPDATE: this just came in via pitchfork.

glass candy - digital versicolor video (dailymotion)


Herr Schmitz said...

my girl's much later on this one, so don't you worry. it's dope anyways.

Anonymous said...

I must admit i like that team ( including farah and mirage ) ... italians really do it better !

Luis said...

also, Mirage (also on the compilation from Italians do it Better) is johnny jewel's production. yet another pearl, this guy turns everything he touches into gold.

Unknown said...

I don't mind at all that Glass Candy has been out there on some blogs because I'd only seen these streaming on their Myspace and not been able to download them and play them out.

If you get a chance to see them live don't hesitate. Ida No has the stage presence of a million lesser women combined.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know the title of this song, and how I can get a hold of it?


Anonymous said...

the title of the song is "black veil"