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School of Rock: Glass Candy 101

Ida No and Johnny Jewel of Glass Candy.
​If you're planning to stop by the Vagabond tonight to check out Portland duo Glass Candy, you are definitely in for a disco-laced treat. But if your knowledge on the pair is pretty much equivalent to your knowledge of quantum physics, let us give you the cliff notes on Glass Candy.

While they've been making music as a pair since 1996, the duo released their debut Smashed Candy in 2001. However, it wouldn't be until the release of 2007's B/E/A/T/B/O/X when they would become critic darlings. Pitchfork, which gave the album an 8.1 rating, said "Glass Candy's previous false starts can now be dismissed as pulled punches, or a band in its genesis; either way, this record marks a flat-out improvement."

Singles like "Beatific," "Candy Castles," and "Digital Versicolor" insured the duo weren't only critical favorites but dancefloor staples as well.

But enough notes. Let's let the music speak for itself. After the jump, check out the video for "Digital Versicolor" and a live performance of "Beatific" at this year's Coachella.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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