|Origin||New York City, NY, United States|
|Genres||Rock, Folk rock, Indie rock|
|Years active||2008 – present|
|Labels||The End Records|
|Associated acts||Norah Jones, Alberta Cross|
|Members||Josh Lattanzi (vocals, Guitar, Bass)
Jason Roberts (Guitar, Bass, Vocals)
Pete Remm (Keyboard)
Matt Pynn (Guitar, Steel Guitar)
Greg Wieczorek (Drums, Percussion)
Steeped in the evocative, open-road Americana of bands like Gin Blossoms and Whiskeytown, New York City-based alt-rockers The Candles formed in 2009 around frontman Josh Lattanzi. A veteran singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a long résumé of collaborations under his belt, including Albert Hammond, Jr., The Lemonheads, Norah Jones, and Ben Kweller, Lattanzi was raised on a steady diet of Grateful Dead, Big Star, and Neil Young. The Candles' debut long-player, Between the Sounds, arrived in 2010 on The End Records. The group's sophomore outing, La Candelaria, followed in 2013.
In 2012, Candles members Josh Lattanzi, Jason Roberts and Pete Remm joined Norah Jones band to help her tour in support of her album Little Broken Hearts. In 2013, the Candles were recruited as the back up band by Alberta Cross for shows in the United States and Europe where they also served as the opening act. Shortly thereafter they joined Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons for several tours as their backup band in addition to appearing as the opening act.
- Between the Sounds (2010, The End Records)
- La Candelaria (2013, The End Records)
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