Infinity Cat Cassette Series: The Spanish Candles
The Spanish Candles were born in 2007, in a sweaty attic with a song that can only be described as a half hour long, indie rock, free jazz jam; a formless Dinosaur Jr.-style epic titled "USDJ." Over the course of the next year and a half, they became “pretty much responsible for exposing a lot of college kids to the idea of house shows” (according to our rad frnds at Nashville’s Dead). Then, they all but disappeared. Brent and Mike joined Diarrhea Planet, while Cam’s musical energy was devoted to garage power-pop act D. Watusi, leaving many to wonder if a proper album would ever see the light of day. Well, five years later, it's finally here. Triple Date in Paradise deals with the uncertainties that come at the end of college, namely, the pressures of having to make important life decisions and girls. Some songs — like the first single, "Bitchin," — tackle both. In classic SpanCan fashion, the album is 40 minutes of “haphazardly handed three chord pop gems,” (Nashville Scene) a la The Replacements and Pavement, sprinkled with 60s surf-rock instrumentals.
Triple Date in Paradise is the fourth installment in our Infinity Cat Cassette Series. It's limited to 300 translucent blue cassettes.