[pullquote quote="You get an idea of what's coming the instant you hear this armageddon dance crazed opener."]Given this lineage of top drawer artists, [lastfm]Candy Golde[/lastfm] could be described as the best and baddest of musical collaborations Chicago has to offer. The lineup boasts [lastfm]Cheap Trick[/lastfm]‘s [lastfm]Bun E. Carlos[/lastfm] on the skins, [lastfm]Nicholas Tremulis[/lastfm] ([lastfm]Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra[/lastfm], host of XRT’s The Eclectic Company), [lastfm]John Stiratt[/lastfm] (a founding member of [lastfm]Wilco[/lastfm]) and [lastfm]Rick Rizzo[/lastfm] ([lastfm]Eleventh Dream Day[/lastfm]). Together they deliver a seamless fusion of the best of what they bring to their bands.
Nick was kind enough to share the lead-off track from this great new 5-song EP. Download the FREE MP3, see Bun E. Carlos and Nick Tremulis this Saturday for Record Store Day and check out the Candy Golde album release party!
Candy Golde – “The Hold Steady” [DOWNLOAD]
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[photogallerylink id=74023 align=left]The EP contains three other originals and a cover of [lastfm]Paul Simon[/lastfm]‘s “Boy in the Bubble”, issued for limited edition 10″ vinyl and download on Ten O Nine Records. The dark, authorative drawing gracing the cover is by renowned modern artist Wesley Kimler, hand-picked by Tremulis, Stirratt and Rizzo, all good friends with the painter.
[photogallerylink id=72876 align=left]This Saturday, April 16, independently owned record stores come together with various artists to celebrate the art of music. Hundreds of artists make special appearances and performances to salute music in its purest form. Without the heritage of these establishments, many of Chicago’s Finest Rock listeners wouldn’t have discovered some of their favorite bands and for that, we should all be thankful.
Laurie’s Planet of Sound: Catch an in-store performance with members of Candy Golde (Bun E. Carlos and Nicholas Tremulis) this Saturday!
Candy Golde Album Release: 9pm, Friday April 29 at Double Door, Chicago Tix $20 online or at the Double Door Box Office.