The band picks up dates with The Lemonheads in mid-June and more dates will be announced shortly.
Candles Press PhotoThe Candles is Josh Lattanzi’s first solo project, encapsulating the varied styles and influences he’s picked up while recording and touring with the likes of Ben Kweller, Albert Hammond, Jr. (The Strokes) and the Lemonheads, to mention just a few.
“Making music with such talented people for so long has been incredibly inspiring. I could keep making albums and touring with these artists who are so damned good at what they do, and I probably will, but it feels like the right time to do something that truly belongs to me,” the multi-instrumentalist says of the inspiration for The Candles’ debut, Between The Sounds, (04/10, The End Records).
With the first significant free time he had in years, Lattanzi began the process of crafting his debut. From June to October of 2008 he wrote and recorded demos in his New York City apartment, then ventured on to Celeste, Texas to John Kent’s studio for two intense weeks of recording.
Finishing the album in NYC this past spring, Lattanzi returned to the road with Tinted Windows (Taylor Hanson, James Iha, Bun E. Carlos and Adam Schlesinger), eventually enlisting his new bandmate, Iha, to contribute to the track, “Anywhere Tonight.”
The west coast sounds of the seventies that snaked like a vine from Gram Parsons through Evan Dando and Ryan Adams nestle up nicely to Lattanzi on such tunes as “Let Me Down Easy” and “Between The Sounds” while “Here Or Gone” finds the singer delivering a big “roll down the car windows” chorus that would make Tom Petty smile.
The Candles on tour:
06/08 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
06/10 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bear’s #
06/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
06/12 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s #
06/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live #
06/14 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel #
06/18 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat ^
06/19 – West Chester, PA @ The Note ^
07/08 – Milford, CT @ Daniel Street ^
07/09 – Providence, RI @ Jerky’s Music Hall ^
# – w/ Trashcan Sinatras
^ – w/ The Lemonheads