New York/New Jersey-based pop-punk band CANDY HEARTS are offering a brand-new acoustic demo for FREE download through Bandcamp starting today. Titled "I Want You", the song will be available as a full band track on an upcoming 2012 EP and can be downloaded at http://candyhearts.bandcamp.com/album/demo.
Singer Mariel Loveland also did a Nervous Energies session with the song which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/zLwAuHkkCMk. She says of the new track, "It's about that feeling of sitting next to someone you are absolutely crazy about and the only thing you can think about is how much you want them -- nothing else; it's like your mind is blank -- and you can't tell them because you know they don't feel the same way. It just devours you."
Additionally Candy Hearts have announced a string of February tour dates with Man Overboard which run February 15-26 (tour dates below). If you haven't caught them on the road before, make sure not to miss your chance as they come through your town!
"On this tour in particular, we've arranged a few of our slower and acoustic songs to be faster and louder so there's never a moment where anyone feels tired and people can't mope around," states Loveland. With irresistibly catchy vocals, infectious hooks, and a ton of energy, the band makes live shows feel like one gigantic party sing-along for everyone in the crowd.
Candy Hearts latest full-length, 2011's Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy on Kind of Like Records received rave reviews. Alternative Press said of it, "From the first notes of opener 'Tongue Tied,' they manage to get under the listener's skin thanks to minimal, crisp production that sounds effortless and clean, allowing the simple, honest quality of the performances to shine through." Bring on Mixed Reviews called the album "very fun and liberating", while Alter the Press! remarked that it was "brimming with positivity and heavy on the hits."
Candy Hearts is Mariel Loveland (vocals, guitar), Kris Hayes (guitar), Christian Stefos Migliorese (bass), and Christina Picciano (drums).
Candy Hearts tour dates
w/ Man Overboard
Feb 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Feb 16 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
Feb 17 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb 18 - Savannah, GA @ Sweet Melissa's Basement
Feb 19 - Tampa, FL @ Transitions
Feb 20 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
Feb 21 - Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
Feb 22 - Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
Feb 24 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
Feb 25 - Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room
Feb 26 - Midland, TX @ Pine Box