For every rush of adrenaline there’s the eventual lull. For each euphoric high there’s the comedown to follow. Thunderheads (Aqualamb Recordings) — the debut record of LaMacchia — plays like the 3am winding down of a night of excess. Thrills and sensual desires wedded to a shadow of sadness and introspection.
Rising Pulse Records, the label owned by John LaMacchia of Candiria, is hosting a 10-year anniversary party this week at Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn. The show will be headlined by Candiria, along with Recon, Netherlands, NYHC veterans Locked In A Vacancy, and SevenSuns. Rising Pulse has been a foil for John to release incredible, challenging music from his own Spylacopa, and also Julie Christmas, Meek Is Murder, Kevin Hufnagel, A Family Plot, Morn and more. In addition to great music from bands, the label creates amazing custom products such as limited edition vinyl, cassettes, and other merch. Tickets are $20 and the link to buy them can be found below.Continue reading →
Candiria released While They Were Sleeping last month via Metal Blade Records, and as John LaMacchia said in our recent interview, “they put everything into this record,” and the end result is one of my favorite releases of 2016. Continue reading →
From what I gather, Candiria’s new album (and first proper LP since 2009’s Kiss the Lie), While They Were Sleeping (Metal Blade) is a concept album centered on a “failed musician who rises up against a monarchy in New York City.” While that is a novel concept to dedicate an album to, you wonder is there are any parallels with Candiria’s own near-tragic story.Continue reading →
Candiria will be releasing While They Were Sleeping on October 7th via Metal Blade Records. We’ve already shared the two new singles with you, and now we have an exclusive video interview with John LaMacchia.Continue reading →
Spylacopa is streaming a new track called “Handmade Flaws,” from their upcoming album Parallels, out March 31, 2015 via Rising Pulsehere. The band features John LaMacchia (Candiria) on guitar, with a rare appearance by Julie Christmas (ex-Made Out Of Babies, etc) on this track.
John LaMacchia of Spylacopa has posted a making of their latest music video for “Hexes,” the opening track off of their upcoming full length album Parallels, out March 31, 2015 via Rising Pulse. It was produced by LaMacchia, mixed by Ken Schalk (Candiria) and mastered by Julian Silva at On Air Mastering. Watch it below.
The video was directed by independent video artist and film maker Steve Perlmaster. Watch it below.
Spylacopa, the side project of Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia, has released their Steve Perlmaster directed new music video for “Hexes,” which can be viewed below. This is the project that also features Jeff Caxide of Palms/Isis fame and Julie Christmas (ex-Made Out Of Babies, etc.) Their new album Parallelswill be released on March 31, 2015 via Rising Pulse Records.
Spylacopa, the musical brainchild of Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia, is releasing their long awaited debut full length recordParallels on March 31, 2015 via Rising Pulse Records. The album was produced by LaMacchia, mixed by Ken Schalk (Candiria) and mastered by Julian Silva at On Air Mastering. This is their first new release since their 2008 debut self titled EP, and features members of ISIS, Mister Sparx, Palms, Candiria, Made Out Of Babies, Slow Parade and Julie Christmas.
The delay of the album was partly due to the untimely and tragic murder of drummer Troy Young, who was killed in his Brooklyn apartment in December 2009 following an attempted robbery.
“Troy Young Tracked the drums for all the original material that made up the debut EP and most of what makes up this full length which is a huge reason why this record is being released. These are some of the last recordings of Troy Young tracking drums in a professional setting. After meeting Troy’s family during the trial of his murder, I felt somewhat obligated to get this record out. Troy would have wanted this record to come out and I feel that this is a way of helping to keep him active and present. He was such a talented young guy who was just getting a foothold in New York City as a working and functioning musician when he was killed.”