To the Sea
WHO IS CANDLE-ENDS? In a dark basement in West Michigan, Candle-Ends sits on a metal fold-out chair, singing songs of fatalist resignation into his dusty four-track cassette recorder. On To the Sea, his 2004 debut album, Candle-Ends plays all instruments, including electric and acoustic guitar, a cheap old keyboard, a rented cello and a metal can. Throughout the album are scattered voices from his past, resurrected from old tapes, including a young, storytelling Candle-Ends on the three \'To the Sea\' framing tracks. [It\'s now Sept. 2008 and I\'m burning more of these. Since I decided to make the packaging more simple this time (and since the album is so short) I decided to add three extra songs to the physical version of the album: \'Marrakech,\' \'Coda,\' and an alternate version of \'Eyes of Fire.\' If you already bought the album and want these songs, send me an e-mail.] HE IS THE MAN IN FRONT OF YOU AT THE GROCERY STORE, PLACING HIS SODA POP AND COOKIES ON THE CONVEYOR BELT WITH CRACKED RED KNUCKLES.