Thursday, July 28, 2011

Candy Hearts

July 28, 2011

“Candy Hearts are a great, female-fronted pop-punk band from New York. They are adorable.” - Punknews

“…this is like great modern pop-infused rock music with a timely bounce that makes you feel like you're on a trampoline even when you're standing still.” – AbsolutePunk


Candy Hearts Announce Tour Dates with Mixtapes

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Brooklyn based independent label Kind Of Like Records is proud to announce the local quartet CANDY HEARTS has joined its ever growing roster. Set to release their sophomore album Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy on September 27th, Candy Hearts have recently announced a handful of tour dates with Mixtapes, as well as a few solo shows, which includes the Kind Of Like Records Showcase on August 8 in Brooklyn, NY at The Archeron. See all tour dates below.
Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy

1) Tongue Tied
2) Lighter Than The Air
3) She’s So Cool
4) Good Enough
5) Sleepy Kisses
6) Asbury Park
7) When I’m With You
8) Something Special
9) Jawbreaker
10) What I’m Made Of
11) I Want Out
12) Everything’s Alright
Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy kicks off with catchy album opener “Tongue Tied,” setting the tone for this sunny, indie pop record filled with songs about friendship, crushes, accidentally drinking too much, and driving around the suburbs listening to Jawbreaker. The contradictory album title “seemed like a perfect fit for the record because it dealt with themes we felt like a lot of people deal with their whole lives,” explains vocalist/guitarist Mariel Loveland. “It’s about that feeling of having everything you thought you wanted, yet something is still missing or it’s just not enough,” a feeling many teens and young 20-somethings can relate to.
Brimming with conflicted and sometimes gloomy lyrics, Loveland acknowledges the contradiction between her lyrics, and the cheeriness of Candy Hearts’ music. “There is an evident duality in a great deal of the songs on the record and I think that’s just because of who I am,” she says. “I don’t write songs when I’m sad. I write songs to make myself feel better about sad situations or when I’m really, really happy and I think that comes across. For me, if I want to mope around I’ll throw on a My Bloody Valentine record and space out. For songwriting, I want to make people feel happy or at least a little less alone.”
Self-produced and recorded by Loveland and guitarist Kris Hayes, Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Easy Plateau Productions (Hayes’ production company), and half of the record was tracked live. Everything’s Amazing… is Candy Hearts’ follow up to their acclaimed debut Ripped Jeans And Silly Dreams, which was released as a FREE download through, and can be downloaded here:
Candy Hearts is Mariel Loveland (vocals, guitar), Kris Hayes (guitar), Christian Stefos Migliorese (bass), and Christina Picciano (drums).

Candy Hearts tour dates
8/8 Brooklyn, NY - The Acheron *
- Kind of Like Showcase w/ Timeshares, Direct Hit!
8/14 - Richmond, VA - The Hospital *
8/15 - Durham, NC - Motorco w/ Dear Landlord, Slowdeath *
8/16 - Asheville, NC - The Get Down *
8/17 - Atlanta, GA – Wonderroot *
8/18 - D.C. - TBA
8/19 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA w/ Wagers
8/ 21 - NYC - F.U.N Fest
* w/ Mixtapes

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