Candlebox Releases Brand New Album ‘Wolves’

Seattle-based, multi-platinum rock band Candlebox releases its brand new album Wolves, available on all major streaming platforms, CD, and vinyl. This is Candlebox’s seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2016’s Disappearing in Airports. Wolves was produced by Dean Dichoso at the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles, California.

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Wolves is a modern rock album that’s rife with brutal lyrical honesty and songs that run the gamut from dirty rock stompers to timeless, radio-ready pop-rock tunes. Vocalist Kevin Martin says, “These are songs that I love that the band loved. We didn’t stop ourselves from recording anything if we dug it; we allowed each song to dictate to us what it needed musically, instrumentally.” With this creative freedom, Wolves has a fresh modernity in terms of sound. The album features the singles “All Down Hill from Here,” “Let Me Down Easy,” and “My Weakness.”

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All Down Hill From Here Now – Candlebox opens with a funky bluesy jam. One things for certain in that Kevin Martin’s song writing and vocals can’t be boxed into any one style. Guitarist Brian Quinn provides some sweet guitar effects complimenting the overall attitude in this opening track.

Candlebox – All Down Hill From Here

Let Me Down Easy – This is one of the earlier released singles. You have to dig the heavy bass line. Let Me Down Easy definitely ROCKS in every sense and Martin lends some raspier vocals to this jam session.

Riptide – Kevin Martin sounds as good as ever with this smooth and groovy tune. So many instruments are introduced here with violins, piano, hell it’s the entire symphony. Quinn rocks out a pretty sweet guitar solo which is such a welcome element to a seasoned band like Candlebox. This particular track has major commercial appeal.

Sunshine – I find myself being taken back to the 90’s to an extent. You just here so many elements of what made that era of music great. Again Martin’s vocals and overall range impress. Whether is clean and melodic or rough and raspy, Kevin transitions without issue.

My Weakness – This may be a little too pop rock for my liking, but it just showcases how versatile Candlebox has gotten over the years. I can see wide audience appeal with this album so far.

Candlebox – My Weakness

We – Now we’re talking. I love how this song opens up. The guitar work here is extraordinary with such a wide array of effects and tone. There’s something reminiscent of The Pixies here. Lend you ear carefully and I think you’ll get it. “We” is definitely one of the cooler jams on Wolves.

Nothing Left To Lose – Some strong 90’s influence here for sure! It’s almost like Martin is channeling Scott Weiland from the glory days of STP. Brian Quinn flat out rocks on this song. What an element he brings. Call it Philly grit. The entire band Rocks Out on this track like they’ve got nothing left to lose.

Lost Angeline – Here we get more of Candlebox’s versatility on full display. Definitely more of a country rock vibe. But it’s cool. Overall this is some of the highest quality and complete work that Candlebox has put out in a long time.

Trip – Well this is different. The funky bass in the beginning definitely draws you in and persists throughout. It sounds like Quinn may be channeling The Edge in some spots. It just showcases what a prolific guitarist he is. As for Martin… he can wail with the best of them.

Don’t Count Me Out – What a great title for a song that epitomizes a band that’s been rocking for decades. The lineup may have changed as well as their style over the years, but there’s simply no counting them out. Candlebox proves they’re here to stay with ‘Wolves’.

Candlebox – Let Me Down Easy

Criminals – Candlebox raps up this album with their longest track and once again showcases their diversity as this doesn’t sound like anything previously. This may actually be my favorite track! I’m gonna call Candlexbox criminals for saving this excellence until last. Martin sounds like he did on his debut album! I literally got chills. The band then goes into a long instrumental here which shows off there collective chops. Awesome!

Catch Candlebox live on tour. To get ticket information, click here


9/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

9/18 – Detroit, MI – WRIF RIFF Fest/50th Anniversary – DTE Amp

9/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

9/21 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue

9/22 – Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre

9/24 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground

9/25 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

9/27 – Columbia, SC – The Senate (formerly Music Farm)

9/28 – Savannah, GA – Victory North

9/30 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

10/2 – Tampa, FL – WXTB 98 ROCK FEST – Amalie Arena

10/3 – Fort Meyers, FL – The Ranch

10/5 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall

10/7 – N. Augusta, SC – SRP Park

10/8 – Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Gulf on Okaloosa Island

10/9 – Orlando, FL – WJRR Earthday Birthday – Tinker Field

10/10 – Dothan, AL – The Plant

10/14 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec

10/15 – Waco, TX – The Backyard

10/16 – Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot

10/17 – Lubbock, TX – Cook’s Garage Lubbock

10/19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

10/21 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

10/23 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up

10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

11/5 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile (Original Lineup)

11/6 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre (Original Lineup)

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