Columbus, Ohio four piece, The Candescents, have released the final track from their Dirty Hit debut EP, Riverside Dr. – PRESS HERE to listen to “2AM”.
Riverside Dr. includes previously released tracks “Boyfriend”, “Chinese New Year” and “Back of Your Hand.”
Following the release, The Candescents will support Pale Waves on a 25 city tour, beginning in late October.
Tour dates in full can be found here:
26 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX
27 – Trees – Dallas, TX
28 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
30 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
31 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
2 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3 – The Social – Orlando, FL
5 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
6 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
7 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
9 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
10 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
11 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
12 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
13 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
15 – Opera House – Toronto, ON
19 – Madison Live – Covington, KY
20 – Skully’s – Columbus, OH
21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
23 – Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI
24 – Amsterdam Hall – St. Paul, MN
25 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
26 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
28 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
30 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
2 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
4 – August Hall – San Francisco, CA
6 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
7 – The Irenic – San Diego, CA
We’ve discussed with them the past, present & future of the band and their songwriting process, in the interview below:
How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
The core idea usually comes while riffing on melody, and then I sit down later to expand on it.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
I’m scared of revealing to friends, family and lovers, but not strangers.
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
Across the water there’s a place
where everything will be okay
I could drown, or could get saved
instead I just stand in place.
What inspired “Back of Your Hand,” part of your latest album Riverside Dr.?
A jerk from another local Columbus band told us we should stay lo-fi to hide our ‘mistakes’… “Back of Your Hand” is about telling this guy to fuck off.
And “Chinese New Year”?
A relationship or rather the time right after it ended.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Boyfriend”?
I remember walking through the alley behind our apartment to buy cigarettes or something and just started singing the chorus to myself.
What was the best moment of your career? And the most difficult one?
When we released our first song (boyfriend) into the world.
So far it’s been a breeze.
What are your plans for 2018?
Touring with Pale Waves (again)! And writing/recording more music!
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your album Riverside Dr.: Sunny.
- The best show you ever played: El Paso opening for Pale Waves.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: We’ll tell you when we actually get a backstage.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: The sound of innocence shattering into a million pieces. And sesame street.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “Hallelujah” – Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen).