RIYL: Allah Las, The Pastels, sunshiny 60's sounds
Label: Super Fan 99
Another gem gets theÂ ultra-limitedÂ Super Fan 99Â treatment!
This round features the sweet sounds of Sugar Candy Mountain, straight outta Joshua Tree. I first noticed this band throughÂ their spaced out sophomore 2013Â album “Mystic Hits”, which is a royal trip brimful with effects and studio-trickery. Total mindmelt! Â For their upcoming album “666”, they’ve recorded withÂ Jason Quever of Papercuts,Â whileÂ the production sits comfortably with none other thanÂ Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala). Â This single bears promise of a more stripped and song-focused sound, wielding aÂ kaleidoscope back at the 60’s/70’s. Stoked about this album, indeed…
Check theÂ 70’s inspiredÂ video for “Eye On You” underneath, directed by Mr. Super Fan himself, Luke Barham! Â To give you an idea of thisÂ band’sÂ range, I’ve also included theÂ video for “Echopraxia” from their 2013-album “Mystic Hits”.
As with all Super Fan 99-releases, you’ve got a pretty slim window if you want one! These beautiesÂ comes in an edition ofÂ 25 copies on Clear Octagonal Vinyl singles, so jump on it ASAP!
As a bonus you will be recieving the Super Fan Cassette Edition of the upcoming “666”Â album, Â numbered and limited to 40 copies!
SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN 'EYE ON YOU' LATHE CUT & ALBUM
Clear octagon shaped lathe cut edition of just 25, includes limited hot pink cassette (numbered edition of 40) of the new album '666' and full album download. Eye on You is a perfect slice of sunshine indie-pop sounding like The Pastels or Camera Obscura if they had come from California rather than Scotland. Joshua Tree based Sugar Candy Mountain deliver carefully built psychedelic odes bringing to mind Abbey Road era Beatles and more recent acts such as Cate Le Bon and Frankie Cosmos. 666 feels like something unearthed from a box of records found in your dadâ€™s garage, glowing wistfully with vintage inspired tones, rambling organs, fuzzed out guitars, shimmering keys and sprawling drums. Ash Reiterâ€™s woolly voice croons with icy warmth of Francoise Hardy, while Will Halseyâ€™s tender Lennon-esque vocals uncoil with easy languor. Recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, the bands sophomore album sits comfortably between 60â€™s Laurel Canyon bliss and the more modern production of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive