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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Candy Apple Blue (Feat Josianna) - Give Me Time

Give Me Time - Candy Apple Blue (feat. Josianna)
Today we put out a BRAND NEW ELECTRO-POP single titled, "Give Me Time".

This was one of the last song that we wrote while we were living in NYC. It was also one of the fastest songs that Hoyt & I have ever wrote. In no less than an hour, after I wrote the chord changes, Hoyt composed these really great lyrics. Everything just came together very quickly on this one.

Although we wrote this dance track for an outside artist, we simply grew tired shopping the song. Just this past month 80's girl group Bananarama passed on it. So we just decided that the demo was good enough that we should just release it ourselves. And that was pretty much it! So with that decision our own indie label was born... MRIX MUZIK Records.

Here on lead vocals, we have the impressively gifted vocalist, Josianna. Her vocal delivery feels urgent! She delivers just the perfect intensity! She always sings with her heart! We feel privileged to have worked with her. "Lost in a paradox of what you say and do!"

Thanks for "giving us your time!" We really hope you like the song! Sincerely, Carly Emerick

iTunes Customer Reviews:
Give Me Time by Candy Apple Blue (feat. Josianna)

by Cherya16 (5 Stars)
Candy Apple Blue has their finger on the very pulse of POP music! This sibling duo has superior songwriting skills and a keen talent for recognizing great vocal talent while producing songs that are truly AWESOME. Rock on! I look forward to purchasing everything they produce.
Great Energy

by Danceland (5 Stars)
I just came across this song as a recommendation from a friend. WOW! What great energy. I am totally jamming this in my car and at my next party. Love it! More of these people please!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Making Of A Band

Hello again! It's Hoyt, this is starting to turn into a real blog! Perhaps now I should give you some background on the making of our band.

Candy Apple Blue was formed by my sister Carly Emerick and myself as a creative musical outlet. We are from and currently reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ("The City of Bridges" "Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers") and we are proud of it! We love to write songs and we have been doing just that since we were in our early teens.

Music has always been a real sanity saver for us! It really is true what they say that "a painter must paint" or your soul will starve. We came up with the band name back in 1999 as a side project from our band at the time, The Inertia Case. We just moved back to Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania from New York City and were ready to write and record again. Once we had our feet firmly planted back in familiar ground it was time to compose the first track. It was then after we demoed, the haunting song, "Easy Target" that Candy Apple Blue was born.

We both simply enjoy the process of making music. We always have. It's absolutely amazing when you have this really great end product that you know would never have existed if you hadn't created it. I sometimes wonder where it all comes from. Carly once said that she believes that "all songs are out there in the universe just waiting for their number to be called". I thought that was such a poetic thing to say!

Ok, so back to the band, Once upon a time in the mid 90's we started in a "synth-pop" group called, The Inertia Case. (Think Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure & OMD) The project was fronted by the cool edged lead vocalist Elton Lin. He had the sweetest pipes that we ever heard! His angelic vocal delivery was a perfect fit with the synthesizer produced music we were making. The three of us gave it a good two year run by doing all of the typical New York City gigging out thing. I have a certain fondness for our first band and have great memories of playing/gigging out. One of my favorite shows was at this fantastic "new wave" goth club in Manhattan called "The Bank". Although we had a loyal fan base, we didn't kick up enough dust to actually get signed by a label. If you are interested in hearing what The Inertia Case sounded like, feel free to download our entire 12 track self-released indie album "Running Out Of Forever". The link is provided for you below.

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The Inertia Case (1998) NYC, NY (Synth-pop Band)

Once back in our home town of Pittsburgh, we more or less put our musical dreams on the back burner to pursue other careers. We both completely stopped writing new music. In fact, we took more than a 7-year hiatus! It wasn't too long after we received a phone call from, NYC indie film director, Casper Andreas that we got back on our feet again. Casper called stating that he "wanted to use some of our songs in his new movie". He liked one song so much, in fact, he wanted to name his new movie after it, a little synth-pop song we wrote called "Between Love & Goodbye". So that's how the film officially got its title. It should be noted that the YouTube music video for the song we wrote currently has over 110,000 hits and is still going strong! Our most heard song so far! Okay, so after we got on board with that project our second musical life began. Candy Apple Blue was then resurrected/repurposed. So there you have it, fast forward to the present day, we are strategically planning our attack on the Billboard charts! :) Currently, we are writing new compositions for our debut album "Prone To Panic!".  So stay tuned as more details unfold!

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Friday, September 3, 2010

The Artists That Inspire Us Daily

Candy Apple Blue InspirationsThe artists & songwriters who influence us and continue to inspired us daily are: Holly Knight, Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb, Neil Tennant, John Farrar, Stevie Nicks, Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, New Order, Vince Clark, Rick Nowels, Chas Sandford, Ric Ocasek, Debbie Harry, Pete Burns, George O'Dowd, Giorgio Moroder, Jim Steinman, Simon Le Bon, Patrick Cowley, Kim Wilde, Thompson Twins, Stock Aiken Waterman, Hall & Oates, Crystal Gayle, Cheap Trick, Romeo Void & The Cure just to name a few.

But make no mistake about it, there are so many other current day acts out there that we just love; LadyHawke, 3OH!3, The Killers, Neon Trees, Robyn, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna & P!nk all rock our world! Yes, music is a beautiful thing! There's nothing like a song to speak to you in a ways that other mediums just can not!

Thanks for sitting in with me here.
Let me quote ABBA here and say to all of the artists above,
"Thank you for the music!" - Hoyt Emerick