Glass Candy
Glass Candy

If there's such a thing as an earthy disco queen, it's Ida No.

The silken-voiced singer for cosmic beat-pumping duo Glass Candy isn't as urbane as you might expect. In fact, many of her lyrics, melodies and themes are inspired by hikes in the lush tree-lined hills that surround her Portland home.

"I go on really long walks and won't come back for four hours," says No. "I'll go for a walk and a theme will come up or I'll get overcome by a feeling."

She then conveys these vocal lines to long-time musical partner Johnny Jewel, who writes and composes Glass Candy's analog-synth-based jams. These writing sessions have become a long-distance affair of late. Jewel recently relocated to Montreal to be with his romantic interest. [Now Magazine]

Glass Candy plays a NXNE show on Thursday, June 17th (tonight) with Trust at Wrongbar.

Glass Candy will be in NYC for a July 2nd show at Highline Ballroom with DJ Mike Simonetti (the head of Italians Do It Better, their record label) and Xeno & Oaklander. Tickets are on sale.

Two days after NYC, Glass Candy will join Sleigh Bells for an Independence Day show at Bamboo Bar in Philly. The "Making Time" party is part of Sleigh Bells' July tour that leads up their show at Governors Island with M.I.A.. Sleigh Bells also play the free Creators Project shindig on June 26th (which is now "sold out").

Tons of Glass Candy's electro-pop is streaming on their official Facebook. Videos and all tour dates are below...

Glass Candy - 'Feeling Without Touching'

Glass Candy - 2010 Tour Dates
Jun 17 WRONGBAR // NXNE Toronto
Jun 18 BELMONT + Mike Simonetti + Why,Alex Why? Montreal
Jun 26 GAY PRIDE / THE WILDROSE Seattle, WA
Jul 02 HIGHLINE BALLROOM + MIKE SIMONETTI NEW YORK, NY
Jul 04 /// SLEIGH BELLS + DAVE P PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sep 11 BOOMSLANG : A CELEBRATION OF SOUND AND ART Lexington, KY
Oct 01 ROTTURE / Chromatics + Mike Simonetti + Soft Metals Portland, OR

Sleigh Bells - 2010 Tour Dates
07/01 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
07/02 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
07/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
07/04 Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time - 4th of July Party @ Bamboo Bar
07/06 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
07/08 West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street Cafe
07/09 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
07/10 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
07/11 Nashville, TN @ The End
07/12 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
07/13 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
07/14 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
07/15 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
07/17 Los Angeles, CA @ LA State Historic Park - Cornfields
07/18 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
07/20 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
07/21 Montreal, QC @ The National
07/22 Allston, MA @ Royale Night Club
07/24 New York, NY @ Governors Island

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