Trick Candles + Lanford Black

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Trick Candles:
Trick Candles formed in early 2014 in Seattle by Robbie Luna (Panama Gold, The Royal Bear) and Prisilla Ray (Cute Lepers, Sweet Pups) with the intention of making music that is danceable with a nostalgic feel.

They draw heavily from pop's past, finding inspiration from current bands but calling back to the likes of The Cure, New Order, and Psychedelic Furs to name a few.

Lanford Black:
As a high school senior in a Seattle suburb, Zach Shaw exchanged a paddleboat for his first guitar. Around the same time, his twin step brothers, Ben and Josh Phelps, were cutting their musical teeth with hardcore/punk bands in California. In 2006, the twins moved up to Washington and the three started playing together in their parents’ den. With Zach singing and playing guitar, Ben at the drums, and Josh on bass, their music was initially of the mellow acoustic sort. But they soon gravitated towards a more soulful sound, drawing inspiration from the likes of Al Green, Ray Charles, and The Rolling Stones.

In 2012, the brothers decided to make music their primary pursuit. The band adopted their great-grandfather’s name, Lanford Black, and started testing out material at Seattle staples like The Tractor Tavern and Conor Byrne. Two years later, Josh’s college roommate, Forrest Gilchrist, joined the band and Lanford Black truly found its stride. Onstage chemistry was a non-issue: these guys love making music together and their energy is infectious. With raw vocals, searing guitar riffs, and a tight rhythm section, Lanford Black offers an invitation to the dance floor that’s impossible to refuse.
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