Canyon Candy


May 3, 2011

George and I spent a fair amount of time driving through the South and Western landscape in the course of touring with Yeasayer, playing SXSW, and before that playing with our good friend Lucky Dragons in California. Somewhere along the drives we started noticing amazing National Park signs : “Crater of Diamonds” for instance. They sounded like song names. Years prior, in Providence 2006 or so, I had made my first “Dollar Bins Of The Future,” in which I collaged old record covers and made an audio collage to go with them– one of them was a cowboy tune called “Songs Of The West.” This appears on the 10-inch in its fleshed out glory, and was a premonition of the entire project.

The name (Canyon Candy) was coined by Lucky Dragons, because it sounded like a euphemism. But it also conjures up the peyote button, the desert’s psycho candy.

Canyon Candy Album Art