The 2011 SpokesBUZZ Fort Collins Showcase at SXSW was an absolute success. Our SpokesBUZZ bands rocked the house and we were blessed to have other great Colorado bands like Danielle Ate the Sandwich and The Heyday performing as well. Elsewhere in Austin, Fort Collins band Candy Claws performed as part of an official SXSW showcase. As one of our inaugural SpokesBUZZ bands, they will always have a special place in our hearts. Take a closer look at these talented SpokesBUZZ alumni:
Genre: Dream Pop/Psychedelic/Experimental
Background Candy Claws is a band from Fort Collins that was selected to participate as part of the SpokesBUZZ “Class of 2010″. Later that year, their album “Hidden Lands” landed on NPR’s All Songs Considered Top 10 Albums of 2010 list. Kay and Ryan write and record the music in their home studio called Flashy Storm, and are joined by five friends for live shows – Wesley, Riley, Meghan, Mckenzie, and Karen.
Candy Claws is a way to explore the miracle of a living planet, through the look and feel of nature books from the mid-century. Their debut album, In the Dream of the Sea Life, is a musical companion to Rachel Carson’s 1951 book, “The Sea Around Us,” and their latest release, Hidden Lands, is paired with “The Secret Life of the Forest” by Richard M. Ketchum. Other notable releases include Glacier Prey, a collection of rarities, cover songs, singles, Christmas songs, and side projects, and Two Airships / Exploder Falls, their original DJ set comprised of 30 minutes of electronic instrumentals. Kay and Ryan have always experimented with video, and now they will do it weekly with “Candy Claws in Dreamland.” Each week’s episode will feature brand new footage and music, an exciting creative challenge. Come along to the land of dreams!