Sugar Candy Mountain
Sugar Candy Mountain deliver carefully built psychedelic odes in the style of Jacco Gardner and Tame Impala. Their newest album 666 feels like something unearthed from a box of records found in your dad's garage, glowing wistfully with vintage inspired tones rambling organs, fuzzed out guitars, shimmering keys and sprawling drums. Reiter's woolly voice croons with icy warmth of Francoise Hardy, while Halsey's tender Lennon-esque vocals uncoil with easy languor. Recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, the band’s sophomore album, 666 sits comfortably between 60's Laurel Canyon bliss and more modern production of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala).
Skating is the songwriting project of Jake Shaker from New Haven, CT. Blending together influences from soul, doo wop, and emo music, Skating creates a recorded sound that is layered, colorful, and intimate. Their live show takes those bedroom pop recordings and fleshes them out into full-blown rock songs that are dynamic, earnest, and at times even funny. Skating's debut album, Ultra Blue was released on Z Tapes and is available for download at skating.bandcamp.com