Glass Candy


An album that has been on heavy rotation on my playlist is B/E/A/T/B/O/X by Glass Candy. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, USA, Ida No and Johnny Jewel make up Glass Candy.  They’ve been around since 1996 and there’s been a lot of progression and evolution in their sound. They cite Marilyn Monroe films, 1980s cop show soundtracks, Goblin and John Carpenter soundtracks as some inspirations for their current album and sound. And their sound? It’s a very fresh sounding electro-pop and American disco punk.

Currently, signed to an indie record label called ‘Italians Do It better’, they remain enigmatic and underground enough to be very credible and fashionable. Now, they are the musical darlings in the fashion scene. I first got to know about them because of the Colette No 9 shop soundtrack.  But apparently I’m so far behind, their song Candy Castle (my favourite!) opened the Spring/Summer 08 Chanel Haute Couture show (see video below). Other songs also featured in the Chanel Haute Couture AW08 show. Well, if Karl Lagerfeld loves you…

Clearly, I’m not the only one that thinks Glass Candy are seriously cool. Hopefully, they’ll be playing somewhere near me soon. Looking forward to hearing more from them in the future. Check out the Glass Candy Myspace page.

By the way, I think that Ida No has great style. See below

ida no of glass candy
ida no of glass candy

of glass candy

Maame x.

Image credit: Glass Candy Myspace page and Youtube

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1 Response to Glass Candy

  1. electropop says:

    awesome… thanks 4 the heads-up > G.C. r very cool XD

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