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Candy Claws

upstartsHere’s a snippet from their record label Indiecater.

Kay and Ryan love the world so it would probably be a much nicer place if they ended up ruling it. Until that happens though we’ll have to settle for the basking in the warm glow that they create. Despite being indebted to technology their music is shaped by beautiful natural forces.

Candy Claws finds a nice balance between instruments and dreamscape electronics.

Listen here, More MP3′s here, but the album here.

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