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23 September 2016

Bandcamp Track of the Day: Candace || On the Way Home (Buffalo Springfield Cover) + Female Bedroom Pop Benefit Comp.

WTSH treasures the ghost-rock goblin pop of Candace, a "power trio" of super-talented women who started out as "Is/Is" in Minneapolis and are now re-named and based in Portland, Oregon. We unreservedly recommend the band's latest full-length New Future.

The most recent Candace release is "On the Way Home," a cover of the Neil Young-penned song that leads off Last Time Around, the third and final record by the classic Los Angeles psychedelic folk-rock combo Buffalo Springfield. The album was originally issued in 1968. 

Candace's new cover appears on a benefit comp called Summer of Sad that collects female-fronted bedroom pop and indie folk from around the globe. Put together by Z Tapes of Bratislav, Slovakia, it's available on cassette and as a name-your-price download through Bandcamp. Digital sales benefit "a Slovakian charity organization called Esther who run a shelter for survivors of domestic abuse."

Right now you can, inexplicably, purchase Z-tapes' complete digital catalog of forty-six mostly full-length releases for one Euro. Go figure! The purchase is available through any of the label's Bandcamp pages for its various releases.

As for Buffalo Springfield, the 1969 collection Retrospective: Best of Buffalo Springfield provides excellent entry into the band's variegated, occasionally quite experimental output. This article gives a taste of the project's brief, intense internal history.