There is not much of a story with Candelora. Two brothers, a cousin and a lifelong friend were bored one stormy Albertan winter season and decided to make music. How else do bands come together in Canada?
Hooking up with producer Douglas Romanow in 2010, the band quickly developed their brand of alt-rock to include moody layers of cinematic tones that really make for great headphone listening. As someone who spends a lot of time listening to records, I can appreciate the amount of work it took to produce Candelora; the pans, effects and sounds captured are all a real treat.
The big problem with Candelora is that alt-rock is meant to be catchy and there is not a single track here that makes you run for the repeat button. It feels like every song blends together and even moments that are meant to be jubilant fall flat. (Independent)
Rating: 2/5 Stars