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Listen To Sadistic Candle’s Boogie-Inspired Tribute To His Grandfather

It’s from his double tape out now on Sun Araw’s Sun Ark label.

January 07, 2016

Sun Araw's label Sun Ark just released a bunch of tapes, including a double cassette from sometime Sun Araw Band member Barrett Avner. It's called A.C. Band / Sadistic Candle, and the first tape finds him diving into his rockier side, while the second is, somewhat surprising, a boogie-infused tribute. Today The FADER is premiering "Pistol Pt. 8" from the latter: a guitar jam that bops and wobbles with flair.

"This is a cut from the Sadistic Candle tape, which is instrumental—the A.C Band portion is more vocal/song driven—but both serve a similar purpose although representing different life-sequences," Avner told The FADER. "My grandfather, Chuck Avner, owned the clothing store Man Talk International in Cleveland, Ohio. He dressed and socialized with many entertainers and athletes in the Midwest; notably a pre-costume Funkadelic, Steve Harvey, Grand Funk Railroad, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, etc. and was sort of a cult figure on the East Side. He lived life on his terms, was active in civil-rights, and never minced words or held back on a lewd joke or two. The entire album is a three-part dedication to him and his influence on my life, the principles he taught me, and a tribute to my youthful aspirations of playing professional basketball; guitar-laced boogie music to bump on the playground and in the dark."

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Order the tape, along with others by artists including U.K. experimentalist WANDA Group, here.

Listen To Sadistic Candle’s Boogie-Inspired Tribute To His Grandfather