Before Youth Lagoon was setting the official soundtrack to nature, Candy Claws crafted one of the most earthy and transcendental modern albums with Hidden Lands. I've always found it interesting that such a tame/methodical band could elicit such excitement from me as a listener without deploying any pop hooks or gimmicks.
Now the band is back with the first sample from their LP, Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time, which has quickly moved up to one of my favorite tracks of 2013. Building on the brilliant atmospherics of Hidden Lands, "Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)" is still rooted in that earthy exploration you would expect from Candy Claws, but shows the band growing leaps and bounds as songwriters. This is not just a track to get lost in, rather a total force of sound that builds, transforms, and hits all the right marks moment to moment. If this is the high level songwriting we can expect throughout Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time, the world needs to prepare their ears for Candy Claws sprawling tunes.
"Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)"
From Ceres & Calypso In The Deep Time
Label: Two Syllable Records
Release Date: June 25th, 2013