Published Feb 25, 2011Supergroups can be a dubious prospect, as repeated experience has shown us that they can often add up to less than the sum of their parts. Still, that isn't stopping us from being intrigued by Candy Golde, a band that brings together members of Wilco, Cheap Trick and Eleventh Day Dream.
The high-profile rhythm section features Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick and Wilco/Uncle Tupelo bassist John Stirratt. They are joined by guitarist/singer Rick Rizzo, best known as a founding member of underground veterans Eleventh Day Dream. The four-piece is rounded out by singer Nicholas Tremulis, who has long fronted his own Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra.
These musicians account for a diverse range of influences, bringing together experience from the worlds of country, power pop, alt-rock and eclectic blues. As for what it sounds like when these styles come together, an announcement on the group's website contains descriptions like "armageddon dance crazed opener," "incandescent pop wonder" and "you fully expect to see Captain Jack Sparrow leading the pirate brigade."
As for their recorded debut, Candy Golde will release a self-titled EP on May 11 via Ten O Nine. You can hear the song "Trouble's Coming Down" over at the band's official website.
The EP contains four originals, along with a cover of Paul Simon's "The Boy in the Bubble." It will come out on ten-inch vinyl and digital download. That's the album cover above.
Candy Golde will make their live debut on March 18 at SXSW in Austin, TX at Club DeVille.