Sugar Candy Mountain

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Joshua Tree based, Sugar Candy Mountain deliver carefully built psychedelic odes in the style of Jacco Gardner and Tame Impala. Their newest album 666 feels like something unearthed from a box of records found in your dad's garage, glowing wistfully with vintage inspired tones rambling organs, fuzzed out guitars, shimmering keys and sprawling drums. Reiter's woolly voice croons with icy warmth of Francoise Hardy, while Halsey's tender Lennon-esque vocals uncoil with easy languor. Recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, the band’s sophomore album, 666 sits comfortably between 60's Laurel Canyon bliss and more modern production of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala).  

Early Sugar Candy Mountain began as a bedroom recording project for Will Halsey, who was a sought after drummer playing in many great Bay Area projects including The Blank Tapes, fpodbpod and Ash Reiter. Halsey wrote playful songs in the vein of Of Montreal and The Beach Boys. Soon Ash Reiter and Halsey began co-writing and even had a short lived phase of writing electro pop dance tunes which can be found on the band’s recently re-released first album.

As Sugar Candy Mountain searched for its sound and Halsey honed his skills as a producer and multi-instrumentalist, the band remained mostly in the studio. Around this time Reiter made a New Year’s resolution to smoke more weed and also was spending a lot of time with Kyle McClendon, pedal fanatic and band manager for Ash Reiter at the time. The confluence of Halsey’s growing prowess as a producer, Reiter’s growing pedal collection and stoney recording sessions pointed the band in a decidedly psychedelic direction.

Accompanied by Peter Maffei (keys) and Sam Faw (bass) both from LA’s psychedelic darlings The Electric Magpie. The band’s live set is entrancing, balancing intense energy with dynamic grooves. Sugar Candy Mountain stands apart from the growing number of repetitive droned out psych bands, for its dedication to subtlety and devotion to melody. ‘666’ has already enjoyed much critical acclaim in the US and with a spring tour of Europe on the horizon the band looks forward to making new fans abroad


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