Hot off a successful tour with legendary songstress Norah Jones, and named Best Breakout set at SXSW by SPIN, The Candles are proud to present their 2nd full-length album 'La Candelaria' slated for release July 9th on The End Records. While Josh Lattanzi (guitarist and frontman) labored over their debut album 'Between the Sounds' obsessively in his apartment, he took a different approach with 'La Candelaria' (titled after a historic neighborhood in Bogota, Colombia that he visited on tour).
"I wanted it to sound as live as possible," he says. He recorded in five different studios between New York and Massachusetts with the band, with several tracks produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Phish) and Mike Denneen (Aimee Mann). The band attacked Lattanzi’s air-tight hooks with razor-sharp execution; listen carefully to Roberts' other-worldly psych-prog escapade in "What Happens Next," Pynn’s twangy steel-guitar bite in "Blind Light", Remm's haunting organ flourishes in "One Way Ticket" and Wieczorek's tight minimalist grooves throughout.
The Candles are looking to spend the next year on the road, and Lattanzi adds they'll back up some of their best friends too. "At this point, we've spent so much time making music together, we're a tested unit," he says. The Candles will be hitting the road with Alberta Cross this June/July for a slew of European dates. The band will also be announcing an American tour with Cory Chisel.
Tour Dates (w/ Alberta Cross):
06/22-23 - Katalin, Uppsala
06/25 - Beta, Copenhagen
06/26 - Holland TBC
06/27 - Molotow, Hamburg
06/29 - Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria
07/01 - Gothenburg TBC
07/03 - Debaser Slussen, Stockholm
07/04 - Debaser, Malmo
07/05 - Kulturhus, Oslo