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Candy sign to Relapse, release two-song single (listen)

Candy Super-Stare

Richmond metallic hardcore band Candy‘s 2018, Triple B Records-released debut album Good To Feel was met with a lot of love in the hardcore scene, and it had some crossover success too, so it’s no surprise that Candy just inked a deal with the larger Relapse Records. Their first release for the label is the two-song Super-Stare 7″. B-side “Win Free Love” is a straight-up hardcore ripper that recalls Candy’s earlier days, but “Super-Stare” sees them exploring slower, sludgier territory and it’s one of the most genre-defying songs the band has released yet. Here’s what they say:

“Super-Stare” is agoraphobia rather than claustrophobia. The ultimate trip; the song is a journey into a testing ground in which each living thing tries every day not to be eaten. As it unravels, the listener grows oppressed by the great weight of the music around them and gradually loses confidence in orderly civilization.

Listen to both new songs below.

As mentioned, Candy are on the Knocked Loose, Stick To Your Guns, Rotting Out, SeeYouSpaceCowboy tour, including the shows at The Chance in Poughkeepsie on Halloween and NYC’s Webster Hall on November 3 (tickets); and they’re also on the Ghostemane tour, along with tons of other openers varying by date. Candy play the Ghostemane shows at NYC’s Webster Hall on November 12 (also with 3TEETH) and Asbury (Park’s Stone Pony on November 13 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Candy — 2019 Tour Dates
WITH KNOCKED LOOSE, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, ROTTING OUT, SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY
Oct 01 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Oct 02 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Oct 03 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Oct 04 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Oct 05 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Oct 07 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 08 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 09 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Oct 11 Reno, NV @ Holland Project (Candy Headline)
Oct 12 Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
Oct 13 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Oct 15 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Oct 17 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Oct 18 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Oct 19 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Oct 20 Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall
Oct 22 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
Oct 23 Lake Park, FL @ The Kelsey Theater
Oct 24 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct 26 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Oct 27 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Oct 29 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct 30 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Oct 31 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Nov 01 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Nov 02 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov 03 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Nov 05 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Nov 06 Toronto, QC @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Nov 07 Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
Nov 08 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Nov 09 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Nov 10 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

WITH GHOSTEMANE
Nov 12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Nov 13 Sayreville, NY @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 15 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Nov 16 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 17 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

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