Darling Parade, Candelora, Time Will Tell, Oh Honey, Glass Twin

Darling Parade

Nashville, TN based alternative buzz band, Darling Parade, hasn't made it anywhere without a fight, and 2012 was no exception.

Formed in early 2007 against the humble backdrop of fields and farmhouses, Darling Parade came to fruition after lead vocalist Kristin Kearns' asked Nate McCoy and his previous group to play a local show in Southern Illinois. She was only 15 at the time, but even then, had a way of captivating an audience. After adding drummer Casey Conrad via Craigslist, and bassist Dustin McCoy ,the group was complete.

After a self-titled EP, and 2010′s What You Want, 2011 brought the release of the band's 3rd EP, Until We Say It's Over, and landed the band the #8 spot on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart. The first single "Never Wrong" received airplay on both MTVu and VH1. It also included, "Remember", featuring guest vocals by Anberlin frontman, Stephen Christian.

Riding on the success of Until We Say It's Over in the spring of 2012, Darling Parade landed their first national tour with Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday, NBC's The Voice), and set out to make their mark across the country. The band quickly followed up with a national headlining tour, and then headed home to regroup.

Shortly after returning home, they knew it was time to do something they had not yet attempted; record a full-length album. Lacking the funds to embark on such an endeavor, the fans stepped up in a huge way; fully backing a Kickstarter effort to raise $16,000 and funding the recording of the new album.

Darling Parade went through several life changing situations throughout the course of a few years, as bands do from time to time. The group, along with their long time Producer and friend, Jon King (Augustana, Throwing Gravity, 3 Pill Morning), retreated to a remote cabin in Western KY, to clear their minds and make sense of the chaos. Out of that adversity, Battle Scars & Broken Hearts was born. Written entirely over a period of only a few weeks, it represents a snapshot in time of the band coming to terms with some of their weakest moments, and finding the will to rise above them.
"The whole album has a common theme of overcoming struggle," says Kearns.
"It's really about realizing that no one has control over your life but you, and moving past negativity."
The next four months were spent working day in and day out in the studio. "We really took a different approach with this album, we took the time to explore every tone, and took a lot of chances" says McCoy.
The band made huge strides forward musically as well, melding all of their influences to create a sound that's infectious, refreshing, and all their own. In-your-face guitars and relentless drumming dominate the album, while Kristin's thunder in a bottle voice can only be described as a beautifully controlled chaos.

Partnering with King's Nashville based label, Page 2 Music, Battle Scars & Broken Hearts will be released world-wide April 2nd, 2013.

Darling Parade's music has been featured extensively on ABC Family's "The Lying Game", The CW's Flygirls, Syfy's Stargate Universe, and Showtime's Shameless. They've shared the stage with Cassadee Pope, Chevelle, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Stephen Jerzak, Plumb, The Ataris, and more.

Candelora

Candelora got its start 2006, when the group first came together as a five piece called Constant Season. Constant Season played some higher profile gigs including one opening for Pearl Jam at the Virgin Festival in 2009. In 2010, the band pared down the line-up to the current quartet and changed the name to Candelora. The name is in honor of Lucas and Cory's Grandmother who had that unusual middle name. She passed away during the recording of their debut record, also named Candelora. The self-titled album was recorded by award-winning Toronto producer, Douglas Romanow, and mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig (Beetles, Bruce Springsteen). The music of Candelora, as showcased on the album and in live venues, has been compared to Gas Light Anthem and U2. The Irish arena rockers, in particular, are a big influence on their music. With lyrics inspired by the death of loved ones and relationships, both failed and successful, their other inspirations come from films and novels as well as the music of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd. Candelora's music is available from iTunes, CD Baby, Tunecore and Melodiya Records in Calgary, AB.

Time Will Tell

Infectious melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a highly energetic live show has garnered Time Will Tell enough praise to play on the Vans Warped Tour as well as the Bamboozle Festival this past year. After an extensive series of shows in their native state of New Jersey as well as nationally since their formation in the summer of 2010, the band shows no signs of slowing in 2012. Time Will Tell entered the studio in April to record a five song EP with Rob Freeman (ex-Hidden in Plain View, Producer- Hit The Lights, Armor For Sleep, Houston Calls). The new EP titled Reflection is set to be released this summer.Some very exciting things will be happening in the next few months. Stay Tuned!

Oh Honey

Nowadays, “Oh, Honey” is not just something muttered under your breath at the bar. Instead it’s something worth singing out. In Brooklyn - ironically enough - honey farms seem to be on the up, especially for the residents of Williamsburg. Not just a way to make ends meet, the honey produced by these farms is worth commenting on, actually it's worth singing about. Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard decided to load up the succulent bandwagon and begin their own abundant crop venture. In searching for their niche as honey farmers, the duet discovered the mellifluous blend of their inner voices outside, wrote a few original songs, and never looked back!
Mitchy, now a hardened, troubadour songwriter, and Danielle, a whimsical forest wanderer, comprise the duo, Oh Honey has declared a reason to celebrate for the light-footed traveler through music. Meeting through friends, talking over a cold summer beer, buzzing like the honeybee, their music is sweet and harmonious. Where we all want to feel the warmth of someone else, feel a icy beer in the belly, and find a place to hang our hat, thus Oh Honey is born to relieve us of worry and command that everything will be okay.

Glass Twin

This bio is from 2008 to 2013 when the band played as Marionette. The band has since changed its name to Glass Twin.

Melding the farthest edges of psychedelia, the ghost beat of Krautrock and subtle ambient touches with raw indie spirit, Richmond, Virginia’s Marionette crafts a truly unique experience that leaves the listener hungry for more. Their sinewy songwriting is remarkably difficult to classify thanks to the group's conscious avoidance of standard rock idioms and it is clear that Marionette is a valuable gem in the underground music scene.

Setting out across the east coast to bring their heartfelt live show to new audiences, Marionette has shared the stage with a decorated list of artists including The National, Tortoise, tUnE-yArDs, The Whigs, Miniature Tigers, Handsome Furs and Hotel Lights. Ever focused on pushing themselves to create and expand past their already genre defying brand of art meets music, the four piece delved deep and entered the studio in May 2011 to record a follow up to their already well received “Facing You.” The soon-to-be completed recordings promise to be a tangle of influences: Personal surrealism, courtesy of Sparklehorse. The multifaceted melodies of Brian Wilson. Disembodied keyboard freak-outs, via early Pink Floyd. Reverent psych redux via the 21st century, similar to Broadcast. Taut ensemble construction that brings to mind the band Magazine. And a breadth and depth somehow redolent of the incomparable Can. It is clear after witnessing the band’s emotional performances Marionette is comfortable and at home on stage. Larger-than-life video collages made of ephemeral films are projected on the band as the room imperceptibly fills with haze and their insidious rhythms and intertwining melodies seamlessly coalesce into the soundtrack for a fever dream, haunting your brain long after awakening.

As the bold subtlety of their performance mesmerizes the listener and the projections establish innumerable secondary plots, that is the moment when the lights start to move. Forfeiting all but hard work and a love for the music they create, it is clear that what truly separates Marionette from their contemporaries is not flashy pictures or clandestine article, but the ability to ignite and addict a listener with a single chord.

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Thursday, October 10 · Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM at Littlefield