Candy Coffinsâ€™ Jame Lathren
Whatâ€™s the first album you remember loving as a kid?
Hands down it was KISS Alive II. For me the theatrics were the focus. The music almost seemed like an afterthought. However, I was and still am a fan of â€œShock Meâ€ and Aceâ€™s extended solo on that album.
What was the first album you bought with your own money?
I grew up in several smaller towns in the Southeast, most of which didnâ€™t even have record stores. When I finally realized that I could control my listening destiny away from the commercial drone of the radio, the only place I had to turn was . . . K-Mart. I purchased Princeâ€™s Purple Rain, ensuring that the corners were not bent and the cellophane was pristine.
What was the first local band that caught your ear?
When I moved here in 2004, the first band that caught my ear for the music, energy and potential was The Heist And The Accomplice. I saw them play at Art Garage and I was really impressed that these four high schoolers were so together – the songs were clever and pulled you in, and they were obviously well rehearsed.
Whatâ€™s the most recent album you bought or have been listening to lately?
While doing some spelunking for new musical intrigue on the internet I stumbled upon Croatian Amor. These pieces really grabbed me with how they seemed to embody the dystopian malfunction of life. I have gone on to explore more of the Posh Isolation label which has led me to additional quality work, consistent in tone and imagery to Croatian Amor.
I saw that you teased a photo of a vinyl test pressing on Facebook. What does Candy Coffins have on the horizon that fans might be excited about?
On Monday, 12/3 we released our second single â€œAxis Tilt And Spinâ€ digitally at candycoffins.bandcamp.com.
This Saturday, 12/8, we are turning our show at the State Street Pub with Turbo Gatto and The Ectomorphs into a 7-inch release party because our limited edition vinyl containing â€œImages On The Screenâ€ and â€œAxis Tilt And Spinâ€ is ready and we will have it available there!
In addition to continuing to play out regionally, the new year will also entail us shooting a video for â€œAxis Tilt And Spin.”