Brooklyn isn't much known for its singing-to-the-rafters crooners these days. For that kind of anthemic bloodletting, one usually has to look across the Atlantic. Our borough is best known for its host of freaks, and the music usually exists on a planet accessible to only the more experimental among us. Well, Candidate must have had a sort of epiphany with their latest record 'Psychic Dissonance,' released a few weeks ago. The album takes these freak worlds and brings them to a place of shared anthemic pleasure.
Tracks like opener 'April Again' and 'Untimely End' remake psych jams as emotional excavations on par with bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and the genre-hopping Super Furry Animals. A hard group to pin down, they had a solid run at CMJ this year, where We Listen For You voted them one of the top 10 bands of the fest. Keep checking their website for upcoming live show. In the meantime, check out 'April Again' below - we just added it to our Soundcloud compilation of the best tracks by emerging NYC bands.