CANDLEBOX, the influential rock band from the powerful '90s Seattle music movement, returns with its long-overdue sixth album, "Disappearing In Airports", on April 22 via Pavement Entertainment. The CD showcases the group's introspective and poetically candid songwriting with their signature musical immediacy.
The official lyric video for the first single, "Vexatious", can be seen below.
"'Vexatious' is about the social networking-obsessed, unlimited bragging rights society we live in, where people come off as entitled yet so insecure," says frontman Kevin Martin. "Whether it's a pop star feuding senselessly with another pop star, or people who can't help but to take 50 different selfies in under a minute missing everything that's happening around them, it's a sad commentary on life that we can't escape. Dating apps, bitching apps, secret sharing apps, apps apps apps — they all operate outside of any real or authentic human connection. It's disconnect everywhere and it's destroying us. No one cares what anyone else thinks or feels. It's all 'me, me, me' and, if you ask me, it's fucking sad."
Formed in Seattle in 1991, CANDLEBOX went quadruple platinum with their 1993 self-titled debut and released two more acclaimed and top-selling albums (1995's "Lucy" and 1998's "Happy Pills") before going on a hiatus in 2000. CANDLEBOX regrouped with a 2006 tour, then put out "Into The Sun" in 2008, followed by 2012's "Love Stories & Other Musings". For "Disappearing In Airports", the band worked with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (AUGUST BURNS RED, EVERCLEAR, RIVERS OF NIHIL), cutting the record at Think Loud Studios in York, Pennsylvania. With Martin, Dave Krusen on drums, Adam Kury on bass and the addition of guitarists Mike Leslie and Brian Quinn, the recommitment to creating music that is "pissed and urgent" as well as bringing a new energy to the live show is at this record's core.
CANDLEBOX's world tour will kick off in April, including performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza Chile, Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion. CANDLEBOX tour dates: Apr. 01 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Apr. 02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Apr. 03 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Apr. 05 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Apr. 07 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Apr. 08 - San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald's
Apr. 09 - Tyler, TX @ Click's
Apr. 10 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
Apr. 12 - El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
Apr. 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Apr. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Apr. 19 - Butte, MT @ Butte Depot
Apr. 20 - Billings, MT @ Pub Station
Apr. 22 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Apr. 23 - Pueblo, CO @ Pueblo Memorial Hall
Apr. 26 - Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
Apr. 27 - Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks
Apr. 28 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
Apr. 30 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
May 03 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern
May 05 - Nashville, TN @ 12th and Porter
May 06 - Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 07 - Marietta, OH @ The Adelphia Music Hall