FEBRUARY 9, 2018
ROCKWiRED REWiND: CANDLEBOX
kay so I didn't go back as far as I could've for the first ever presentation of ROCKWIRED REWIND, but I picked a good one. It was the summer of 2016 and CANDLEBOX had just released their glorious album DISAPPEARING IN AIRPORTS. I had already been acquainted with the band's lead singer KEVIN MARTIN through another musical project he had been involved with called LE PROJET and had a good working relationship with the band's publicist DENISE. VEXATIOUS was a punchy single and the album was just the kind of rock album that I'm programmed to fall in love with - the kind that has something to say. This was the 642nd edition of our now defunct podcast series ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES and it was one of my favorites. KEVIN MARTIN is always a great interview. Please enjoy this podcast in it's entirety with three cuts from the album included. The original write-up is below:
THE STORY WiLL CONTiNUE
FOLLOWiNG THE ADVERTiSEMENT BELOW
ROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES #642When you're as old as I am 22 years feels like it goes in a flash and because of that the debut album from CANDLEBOX feels like it was a released just yesterday. Memories of it come back to me in the form of that album's singles CHANGE, FAR BEHIND and YOU and for the fact that the band was signed to MADONNA's MAVERICK RECORDS - a proposition that probably helped the album attain multi-platinum status. I seem to remember a few grunge folks being puzzled by the signing and leery of the success. Ah fuck them and fuck the nineties. CANDLEBOX deserved every bit of their success.Two more albums would follow on the MAVERICK label (1995's LUCY and 1998's HAPPY PILLS). After a ten year hiatus CANDLEBOX reunited for the 2008 album INTO THE SUN (SILENT MAJORITY GROUP) and 2012's LOVE STORIES & OTHER MUSINGS (AUDIONEST). Now after four years CANDLEBOX has signed to PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT and has now released the curiously titled DISAPPEARING IN AIRPORTS. Having worked with producers CARSON SLOVAK and GRANT McFARLAND (AUGUST BURNS RED, EVERCLEAR) CANDLEBOX now embraces a modern sound that is more immediate and visceral than any they've issued in the past - a taste of which could be provided in the albums first single VEXATIOUS.
FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH KEViN MARTiN OF CANDLEBOX AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM DiSAPPEARiNG iN AIRPORTS!!!
CHECK OUT THE MUSiC ViDEO FOR VEXATiOUS!!!
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