School of Rock: Glass Candy 101

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Ida No and Johnny Jewel of Glass Candy.
If you're planning to stop by the Vagabond tonight to check out Portland duo Glass Candy, you are definitely in for a disco-laced treat. But if your knowledge on the pair is pretty much equivalent to your knowledge of quantum physics, let us give you the cliff notes on Glass Candy.

While they've been making music as a pair since 1996, the duo released their debut Smashed Candy in 2001. However, it wouldn't be until the release of 2007's B/E/A/T/B/O/X when they would become critic darlings. Pitchfork, which gave the album an 8.1 rating, said "Glass Candy's previous false starts can now be dismissed as pulled punches, or a band in its genesis; either way, this record marks a flat-out improvement."

Singles like "Beatific," "Candy Castles," and "Digital Versicolor" insured the duo weren't only critical favorites but dancefloor staples as well.

But enough notes. Let's let the music speak for itself. After the jump, check out the video for "Digital Versicolor" and a live performance of "Beatific" at this year's Coachella.



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