Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 LP PIAPTK-198
Joshua Tree's Sugar Candy Mountain and PIAPTK have a ton of mutual friends... The Blank Tapes, Graves, etc and we are super excited to release their new LP!
LA/Joshua Tree based Sugar Candy Mountain deliver carefully built psychedelic odes in the
style of Jacco Gardner and Tame Impala. Their newest album 666 feels like something
unearthed from a box of records found in your dad’s garage, glowing wistfully with vintage
inspired tones, rambling organs, fuzzed out guitars, shimmering keys and sprawling drums. Ash
Reiter’s woolly voice croons with the icy warmth of Francoise Hardy, while Will Halsey’s tender
Lennon-esque vocals uncoil with easy languor. Recorded with Jason Quever of Papercuts, the
bands sophomore album sits comfortably between 60’s Laurel Canyon bliss and more modern
production of Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/Tame Impala).
666 is the band’s first record after deciding to retire Ash Reiter’s eponymous solo project to
focus solely on Sugar Candy Mountain. With this shift Ash became more heavily invested in
writing for the project. On 666 the band moves away from the grandiose production of their
previous album, Mystic Hits, on which some songs featured over two hundred instrument tracks.
The majority of basic tracking was done on Jason Quever’s 16 track Ampex tape machine
through a Neve console, and completed at the bands home studio. Under Quever’s guiding
hand, production on 666 is significantly simplified, favoring featuring strong melodies over the
wildly playful orchestrations of Mystic Hits. Quever is also significantly featured on the record as
a player, with his influence distinctly coloring the album.