A bit of My Bloody Valentine meets the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this four-piece has been playing shows together since March of last year. Their reverb-heavy guitars meshes perfectly with the Karen O-like vocals of lead singer Tara.
I’ve had the opportunity to see Blood Candy perform live a handful of times, and it has been a joy to see the way some of the songs have been shaped from their early days to now — produced by The Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone, a veteran of the LA music scene himself.
The EP-opening “Dead Moon” is a wonderfully arranged track that has the vocals and dream-poppy guitars in perfect unison. The opening guitar and later tempo-change of “Surf Lion” is reminiscent of Gish-era Smashing Pumpkins
No song approaches the four-minute mark. From the mesmerizing chorus of “Honey” to the killer tempo-changes of “Starcrush,” after every song, Blood Candy leaves you wanting more.
You can stream Blood Candy’s new EP, Dead Moon below.