The Candles have announced dates for their upcoming 'Wild Rovers' tour featuring folk rocker Cory Chisel, The Candles, SpaceWoman, and Adriel Denae. All four acts on the traveling road show will share members while other special guests are expected along the way.
The Candles have an impressive touring history both in the US and internationally. Currently on a European tour with Alberta Cross, the band has also opened for and played with songstress Norah Jones on her recent yearlong world tour.
Today, American Songwriter premiered track 'Blind Light' off The Candles upcoming album 'La Candelaria' slated for release July 9th on The End Records. Written on a hungover Sunday morning in the dead of winter, songwriter Josh Lattanzi was surprised by the way the track turned out stating "Ironically, it came out sounding warm and summery. Go figure!"
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.
'WILD ROVERS' TOUR DATES:
Aug 1 Nashville, TN High Watt
Aug 2 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
Aug 3 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
Aug 4 Maquoketa, IA Codfish Hollow
Aug 5 Chicago, IL City Winery
Aug 6 Yorkville, IL 3 Angels Brewery
Aug 7 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
Aug 8 Green Bay, WI Private
Aug 9 Appleton, WI Mile of Music
Aug 10 Appleton, WI Mile of Music
Aug 11 Elkhart Lake, WI The Tikki
Aug 12 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Aug 13 Ely, MN The Lodge
Aug 14 Ely, MN The Lodge
Aug 16 Memphis, TN Levitt Shell
'La Candelaria' Tracklisting:
01. Blind Light
02. Believe You Now
03. Hello Blue
05. As Far As I Know
06. come In From The Cold
07. One Way Ticket
09. All In Your Mind
10. What Happens Next
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