Breaking news: We have now put the entire X-tal catalog on Bandcamp. Here are the complete works of the venerable San Francisco underground band, all in one place for the first time ever. You can find them all right here.
Ear Candle Productions now has a Bandcamp presence! We love Bandcamp and support and patronize our friends there, so it makes sense to bring our three active artists into the fold. Bandcamp has, over a scant few years, grown into a vast and intricate community of independent artists as well as a gorgeous platform where curious listeners can sample an artist’s wares and buy individual tunes or whole albums on the spot.
The penultimate video from the Granite Countertops album, PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE. (One more to go!) Let’s just say it stands for “free form spectacular”, or maybe “familiar frustration song”. A cry from the heart. Whimsical and deadly serious. Here, have some noise.
The next video from PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE. Once again we filmed the performance in our hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Lake Tahoe. The eldritch abominations were channeled from the 2016 GOP primary. A comment on our current level of socio-political discourse. Can’t we do better? Get the song here!
Recently, the Granite Countertops were asked to contribute a track to an upcoming tribute album devoted to the music of Baltimore singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/home recording artist Linda Smith. We chose one of Linda’s most inspiring songs, “It’s Now”. It came out so well that we decided to put it out as a single on Ear Candle Productions. (The artwork here is based on one of Linda’s own paintings.)
We are at work creating videos for all of the songs on the Granite Countertops album, PLANETS DON’T TWINKLE. Here is our video realization of “High Definition”, with special guest Frank Lev on soprano sax and words courtesy of authors Michel Chion, 1994 Audio Vision (ISBN 0-231-07899-4) and John Storey, 2006 Cultural Theory and Popular Culture An Introduction. (ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-2839-3)
Where The Sound Of Light Enters The Underground Brain