Candy Claws' new video - "The Breathing Fire"

This past summer, Candy Claws lost all of its gear in a car fire, mid-way through an East coast tour. Fortunately, the band escaped physically unharmed and forged ahead with the remaining dates, and a late summer full-length sophomore release, Hidden Lands, followed. This week, the octet debuted a visual interpretation of the summer disaster via Pitchfork with a video for "The Breathing Fire."

In the Super 8mm clip, the band appears shipwrecked -- but still its usual doe-eyed and happy selves -- on an island inhabited by vintage-looking children. In typical Candy Claws pastel National Geographic-visual style, the video is a comforting fantasy interpretation of what really happened to the instruments.

If you're feeling too lazy to get all the way through the clip, here's a summary: Sweet, deviant children dance around the dazed band, take its guitars and keyboards, place them on a toy pyre and set it ablaze. The end.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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