Candy Claws

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Candy Claws
Origin Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Years active 2007 (2007)–2015
  • Twosyllable
  • Indiecater
Associated acts Sound of Ceres
Past members
  • Ryan Hover
  • Karen Hover
  • Kay Bertholf

Candy Claws was an American dream pop group formed in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was formed in 2007 by Kay Bertholf and Ryan Hover, who shared interests in "electronics, droning shoegaze rock, and classic psychedelic pop."[2]


In 2009, the band released their debut album, In the Dream of the Sea Life, which was inspired by Rachel Carson's book The Sea Around Us. Originally released by Wave Magic label, it was re-released by Irish independent label Indiecater Records and earned enthusiastic reviews from the international music press. In 2010, the Twosyllable Records released the band's follow-up album, Hidden Lands, which was inspired by Richard M. Ketchum's The Secret Life of the Forest. During this time, Candy Claw also assembled an expanded eight-piece touring band for live performances.[2] The band's third album, Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time, was released in 2013.[1]

In 2014, Ryan and Karen formed a new band, Sound of Ceres, featuring the members of The Apples in Stereo and The Drums.[4] The band released their debut album, Nostalgia for Infinity in 2016.[3]

Band members[edit]

  • Ryan Hover — synthesizer, vocals
  • Kay Bertholf — guitar, vocals
  • Karen Hover (McCormick) — vocals, percussion, keyboard


Studio albums
  • Two Airships / Exploder Falls (2008)
  • Warm Forever (2010)
  • Daytrotter Session (2010)
Compilation albums
  • Glacier Prey (2009)


  1. ^ a b Cohen, Ian (June 24, 2013). "Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time Forever". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "Candy Claws". AllMusic. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Tim Sendra (2016-03-04). "Nostalgia for Infinity - Sound of Ceres | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  4. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Sound of Ceres". AllMusic. Retrieved July 18, 2016.

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