Posts tagged ‘New Candys’

June 2, 2021

Play Listy For Me – Indie Rock Vol. 7

Play Listy For Me is our column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Had enough of the cicada drone? Mix it up with these fresh hot tracks.

May 12, 2021

The B-Side: New Candys

With “Zyko” the New Candys show that you can keep it simple and still be engaging and rocking. Most of the song is built on a repetitive 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 down beat that you would usually hear as an intro or build up to an explosive chorus, but here it’s the groundwork for the whole song. Sure they add and remove layers and guitars move in and out, but most of the band most of the time is playing that simple, driving rhythm. The overall effect is one of the same effortless cool of the 80’s shoegaze movement, just don’t try to dance along.

April 14, 2021

The B-Side: New Candys

Opening with a slinky atmospheric bass line reminiscent of some of Bassdbler’s work, “Begin Again” by New Candys quickly layers in and transforms into a moody downtempo shoegaze number not unlike the Stone Roses and in some ways The Cure. Once it locks into its central groove / sound it doesn’t really deviate, which for some songs would be a detriment, but here it works to keep the listener wrapped in a dreamy meditative head nodding, oversized sweater swaying mood.

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