I love the way new Ball of Wax artists beget more new Ball of Wax artists. The sexy party outfit Soft Blows only just joined our ranks for volume 39, but at the next possible opportunity member Seth Swift sent me some of the music he creates under the name Visceral Candy. Visceral Candy’s music is just as sexy, but where Soft Blows cranks up the guitars and live drums and brings the dance party, Visceral Candy ratchets down the tempo and pulses and grinds its way into your heart (and maybe other parts too). “Catastrophe” might just be the most seductive song about divorce I’ve ever heard.
While Visceral Candy on record appears to be a mostly synthesized affair, with Seth’s vocals the primary acoustic element in the mix, their set for next Friday’s Ball of Wax 41 release show at Conor Byrne promises to have some real live musicians on hand – I’ve heard talk of two drummers! – to execute Seth’s dark, groovy vision. Don’t miss it!