We’re pleased as punch to announce the release of Kandle’s sophomore record, Holy Smoke out September 28th! Along with the announcement, we’re sharing the first track, “Child of Fate”, which premiered on Billboard Magazine.
Earlier this month, Kandle also made her acting debut, appearing in Jack White’s new video for Corporation. Speaking on the experience Kandle says, “They say, “Don’t meet your heroes”, but no-one ever ever said, “don’t hold a gun to their head!” The White Stripes were part of my musical upbringing. So being asked to become an assassin in the video of my favourite song on his new record was like a childhood dream coming true. Jack and the entire team were brilliant, hard working and inspiring.”
The recording of the album nearly spans the country, from Victoria to Toronto and even her Montreal bedroom, and features an all-star cast of contributors. Peter Dreimanis of July Talk lends his vocals; prolific hired gun Leon Taheny appears on “Child of Fate;” John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) and Alex Bonenfant produce; and Broken Social Scene’s Sam Goldberg Jr. provides a massive chunk of the album’s instrumentation.