CANDELA by Mice Parade OUT JANUARY 29, 2013
Candela is the stunning new full-length from the genre-bending collective Mice Parade, due out on Fat Cat Records on January 29th, 2013.
Named after a colorful late-night bar in Madrid (known as a flamenco guitar players Mecca), Candela is a bright and vivid LP that omnivorously references source material from across the globe and rebuilds it into the distinctive, inimitable voice that Mice Parade has come to represent. Often regarded as the solo project of New York’s Adam Pierce (Swirlies, The Dylan Group, HiM, múm, and Philistines Jr.), though Pierce often engages carefully-selected guest musicians for each release, Mice Parade is now in its second decade of shape-shifting; its personnel expanding and shrinking, and its influences and marker points becoming increasingly varied and widespread.
Mixed and recorded by Pierce with the assistance of Jeremy Backofen (Felice Brothers), Candela represents Mice Parade’s most adventurous release and its closest to pure pop music. From the dense, rhythmically-intense “Currents” and its funk brio to the devastatingly pretty drum kit/electric guitar interplay of “Pretending”, there are plenty of heady moments of pop brilliance bubbling amongst elements of abstract, restrained eloquence.