LaMacchia Thunderheads album cover

John LaMacchia (Candiria) announces solo project + new LP, drops first single

Guitarist for Brooklyn-based hardcore/metal act Candiria, John LaMacchia has announced his new solo project aptly titled LaMacchia. A new single dubbed “Bled Out” (featuring drums by Kellii Scott of Failure) has been released, check it out below. LaMacchia’s new album ‘Thunderheads’ (see the artwork above) releases on May 20, 2022 through Aqualamb Records, and features the previously released single “It’s All Over Now,” plus additional contributions from Michael MacIvor (Candiria) on bass, Mario Quintero (Spotlights) on guitars, and vocalists Sabrina Ellie, Candice Freshko and Andrea Horne (Vaureen). Pre-order the album here.

Here’s more info from today’s announcement, “The moody, experimental indie rock vibe, layered sonic nuances and male-female vocal interplay present a dimensional new palette that is comparable to Massive Attack, Doves and Radiohead. The first single “Bled Out” is released today (with a music video forthcoming), and features a deep dive through crunchy guitars and free-falling bass, entwined with the candy-sweet vocals blend of LaMacchia and Sabrina Ellie.”

Regarding the upcoming LP, they add, “Composed and recorded over the course of 2020 and 2021, the album plays like a lullaby for the apocalypse. With healthy doses of self-respect and emotional bravery that serve as a salve for our pandemic-weary heart, it allows listeners to escape a world that is falling apart with music and creativity.”

To celebrate the occasion, LaMacchia has announced a special live streaming event of his debut solo concert performance for this Thursday, March 3rd at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere (Zero One stage). You can tune in at 8:30 PM ET via Instagram (@lamacchiamusic and @aqualambrecords) to check out the full set. In-person tickets are available for purchase, the show will also feature sets from Spotlights and Shiner — get tickets and more info HERE.


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