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Saturday, March 19 • 11:00pm - Sunday, March 20 •12:00am
Candi and the Strangers

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These ethereal Austin, TX natives officially formed January 2009 after their producer, Erik Wofford (The Black Angels, Voxtrot, The Octopus Project), stepped out from behind the mixing board and joined founding members John Constant, Samantha Constant, Angie Rose and Greg Rose. Lush arrangements, driving beats, layers of vibraphone, organ, omnichord and guitar mix with honeyed female vocals to produce a sound which gives a nod to the bright French yé-yé paired with haunting electronica and shoegaze. After releasing their self-titled debut on November 3, 2009, the band completed six instrumental tracks written by John and Samantha Constant for the 2010 SXSW Audience Choice Spotlight Premiere, Richard Garriott: Man On A Mission, which chronicles Austinite's civilian ride to the International Space Station via the Russian Space Program. Yvonne Lambert of The Octopus Project and the celebrated Austin string quartet, Tosca, were guest recording artists on various songs. The tracks merge indie space pop, the electronic elegance of the theremin, and string / horn arrangements which pay homage to Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western genre to create futuristic frontier landscapes. The movie's original score went on to win the Silver at Park City Music Festival for Best Impact of music in a documentary. The band is currently supporting their 2nd full length release, 10th of Always, making reference to a NYC bar where their namesake Candy Darling and a strange cast of characters shared a film relationship with Andy Warhol. This LP expands their palette of angelic distorted instrumentation while adding the ethereal orchestration gleaned from film work. Candi and the Strangers plan to spend 2011 working on a full-length audio-visual feature about an alien couple born of an advanced auditory based civilization on a dark planet.
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Candi and the Strangers

These ethereal Austin, TX natives officially formed January 2009 after their producer, Erik Wofford (The Black Angels, Voxtrot, The Octopus Project), stepped out from behind the mixing board and joined founding members John Constant, Samantha Constant, Angie Rose and Greg Rose. Lush... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2011 12:00am
Malaia 300 E. 6th St.

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