MOKB Premiere : Candi And The Strangers : Glide
This Austin-based neo-new wave unit has an uncanny knack for whipping up detached and vaguely futuristic pop anthems that sound lifted from Missing Persons or Berlin, albeit with just a pinch of shoegaze. 10th Of Always is one of the unexpected pleasures of the last year, and I find myself more and more enamored with the band’s unique visual style, which I can only describe as “future Euro-trash.” MOKB is mighty pleased to be premiering the band’s video for Glide, a song we also had the privilege of premiering here a few months back, and which combines video projection, stop-motion animation and live footage to tell the tale of a newly-sentient robot’s attempt to reject his programming and save a wounded space Barbie. - my old kentucky blog
| Candi and the Strangers - Moving in Stereo (The Cars) |
New Song + Video : Candi & The Strangers : Moving In Stereo (Cars cover)
Watching Candi & The Strangers' video for Moving In Stereo, I had flashbacks to getting jacked on Mountain Dew and staying up all night watching Night Flight on the USA Network. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, don't sweat it; those were different times. Times when music videos were influenced by films like Videodrome, Liquid Sky, Dark Star and La Jetee rather than…well, whatever influences today's music videos. The Austin quintet places a much darker spin on The Cars' original, and the clip (which was co-directed by the band's Samantha and John Constant and looks like it was filmed in the 70's conception of a futuristic space station) serves as a prologue to the band's upcoming full-length animation feature, Children Of The Tone.
But first things first. On February 8th, Candi And The Strangers will release 10th of Always. The record was produced by Erik Wofford (Maserati, The Black Angels, Explosions In The Sky) and contains nine tasty tracks of sci-fi inspired French dream pop. Spin Nico Regrets and it should be abundantly clear that this sexy Goddard-Godard hybrid will be the perfect soundtrack for your next interstellar overdrive or cocktail party; just add ice. By the way, Moving In Stereo is not included on 10th Of Always, so you may want to grab it here, just so you have it on hand for the weekend. - my old kentucky blog
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| MAN ON A MISSION|
The score of the film Richard Garriott: Man On A Mission won the silver at Park City Music Fest for Best Impact of music in a documentary!
Man On A Mission: Richard Garriott's Road To The Stars premiered in NYC to a full house. Now available on iTunes and Amazon
Man On A Mission Music Review:
"Close to 1,800 bands traveled from across the country and the world to showcase their musical prowess. However, one of the most magical selections of music was the original score of Man on a Mission. Composers Brian Satterwhite and John Constant musically capture the intensity of the training mission in Russia, while building up to the airy mystery of outer space with heroic proportions. Austin band, Candi and the Strangers, contribute with futuristic pieces that allude to the unknown, almost serving as the soundtrack to GarriottÂs own fantastical, mysterious alter gaming-ego, Lord British.
So, while SXSW is officially over, the experience truly lives on in this incredibly well-documented and edited film with an equally as profound storyline and score Â not bad for a bunch of dreamers from Austin. "
- Door Number 3