pretend We're alone
Pretend we're alone
2. Fast Times
3. Pretend We're Alone
4. Shut Your Mouth
Pretend We're Alone is radio ready and all tracks are FCC Clean.
"The EP is full of extremely rich hooks with warm musical progressions, such as the entirety of “241.” While the music is dreamy in essence, the lyrics dive into personal yet relatable themes. “Shut Your Mouth” has a groovy syncopated beat that allows for the guitars and synths to beam their atmospheric qualities to listeners."
"Nostalgia can be powerful medicine when it comes to synth-pop, and Seattle based band Trick Candles knows how to manifest that potent drug – but not without the addition of their own flair and style. Arriving with a crisp pop sound reminiscent of Alvvays, yet combined with hints of new wave revival projects like Twin Shadow (with a splash of Cyndi Lauper, for the actual 80’s reference), Trick Candles speaks on young love with their brand new single, “241.” —Seattle Music Insider
"We’ve all gotten super high and sexy-danced with our friends to 80’s synth pop and dreamed of having an orgy in a convertible…Pretend We’re Alone, the new EP from Trick Candles, IS the soundtrack to this exact experience —the Seattle group will sound instantly familiar to fans of The Cars and Bad English (or Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs if you want a more recent reference point). Beyond familiarity, the precision of each verse, chorus, bridge and harmony is striking. Every bar is optimized for instant recall. You can hum the fucking guitar solos." —Nadamucho
Trick Candles bring infectious pop hooks to their zenith with Pretend We're Alone —Unapologetically nostalgic with ample booty-shaking grooves, their blend of rock infused synth pop recalls 80's New Wave greats The Cars and Modern English and will please fans of Subpop stalwarts Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. Catchy, danceable, and always fun, Trick Candles bring the party to wherever they are
“241”, the first single from Trick Candles’s new EP “Pretend We’re Alone” is a clever and colorful stroll through the corridors of young love, heartbreak and 80’s pop nostalgia. Produced by Martin Feveyear (Mark Lanegan, The Presidents of the United States of America), “241” features exquisite guitar interplay between Robbie Luna and Nick Werts as co-vocalists Prisilla Ray and Luna dreamily ruminate on the pain of betrayal. However sad the subject, the song soars triumphantly, ending with Ray and Luna declaring “It all comes back to you."
Pretend We're Alone was written by Trick Candles. Produced by Martin Feveyear. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Martin Feveyear at Feveyear Master/Mix on Vashon Island, WA.