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Here’s a 6-track EP of originals “December 24th,” Christmas compilation via Indiecater Records. Visit their bandcamp!

“The Holidays Don’t Have To Be So Rotten” is the 4th installment in Flannelgraph Records‘ annual benefit compilation, featuring 19 new, original holiday songs by Circuit Des Yeux, Candy Claws, Octagrape, Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), and many more Flannelgraph superstars and friends of the label.

Released 26 November 2013
Mastered by Eric Day at Sleepwalk Recording
Album cover by Gavin Smith

also from Loren Connors via Flannelgraph Records.

Candy Claws – Snow Face

Here is a brand-new wintertime song for your holiday celebrations from Fort Collins, CO-based Dream Pop outfit, Candy Claws. An instrumental version of this song appears on Flannelgraph Records’ holiday compilation “The Holidays Don’t Have To Be So Rotten: Volume Two,” HERE. Also their 2010 Christmas EP has been available on bandcamp.

from 2010′s 8-track Chrismas EP “Warm Forever.” Firebreather is Kay’s other band, written and produced by Ryan.

A free 4-track gift (featuring The Very Most, J. Catala, Adam and Darcie, Fotoshop) from Indiecater Records, released on 8th December 2011. Indiecater Records has released Candy Claws’ 2009 album “In The Dream Of The Sea Life.”

cover art by Gavin Smith

Flannelgraph Records (Bloomington, IN) has released their 2nd annual holiday benefit compilation featuring 23 great bands playing beautiful Christmas instrumentals that they wrote! All the money goes to Stepping Stones, helping out homeless teens. Available now on their bandcamp.

Featuring: Candy Claws, Soporus, Frank Lenz, Dirty Beaches, The Parade Schedule, Funeral Home, Frank Schweikhardt, Mike Adams At His Honest Weight, Homecomings, Quixod, Whippoorwill, Laura K. Balke, Drekka, Dolorean, New Terrors, Sleeping Bag, Bro. Stephen, Chad Serhal, Wet Blankets, Michael James Tapscott w/ J. Shelley Harrison, Tim Felton Feat. Aaron Burkhart, Burnt Ones, and Via Vegrandis.

Colorado’s dream-pop outfit, Candy Claws perform ‘Hiding’ and a special cover of Burt Bacharach’s ‘This Guy’s In Love With You’ at the beach in the Marin Headlands. (via

WATCH :: Another session performing ‘Warm Forest Floor,’ and ‘Jungle Practice‘ (Broadcasting live at (Broadcasting live at


Candy Claws – Silent Time Of Earth
re-colored, re-sountracked, re-edited Ivan Ivanov-Vano (イワン・イワノフ=ワノ) and Soyuzmultfilm’s 1944 Russian animation “The Stolen Sun.”

The Stolen Sun 1/2 (+Eng. subtitles)
Directed by Olga Khodataeva, Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Soyuzmultfilm, 1943-4. Based on a children’s poem by Korney Chukovsky (コルネイ・チュコフスキー).

Candy Claws – Silent Time of Earth

‘Silent Time of Earth’ is taken from Candy Claw‘s upcoming second full length “Hidden Lands” out on July 20th via Two Syllable Records.

Hidden Lands, their second album and first on twosyllable records, is a musical companion to Richard M. Ketchum’s book, The Secret Life of the Forest. To derive lyrics, the band borrowed paragraphs from the book and used translation software to translate them back and forth between English and Japanese until they equalized, finding very cool phrases along the way. The resulting lyrics are almost nothing like the original words, but are actually some very insightful and poetic phrases (“Trees, like all other forms of life, trace their origins back to the sea” became “Tree of life in the sea!”)

LISTEN :: Candy Claws – Alp Sway Snow Team (Group H)
Candy Claws have a brand new song about Switzerland on the Indiecater World Cup Soundtrack.

Band photos by Matthew Sage. Backgrounds and layout by Ryan.

Candy Claws – Sunbeam Show

‘Sunbeam Show’ is taken from Fort Collins, Colorado-based shimmering dreamy pop outfit, Candy Claws‘ upcoming second full-length “Hidden Lands,” is due to be released on July 20th via Two Syllable Records.  Now the band consists of Kay (singing, samples) and Ryan (singing, sounds) with Marty (guitars), Riley (bass), Jonathan (keyboards), Meghan (keyboards), Mckenzie (percussion), Wesley (drums), via Facebook.

STREAM ::  “In The Dream Of The Sea Life,” their first full length.
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