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Partners With Metal Injection To Release

Track & Video For “Put You Down,”

The Latest Single From Candiria Guitarist John LaMacchia’s

Debut Solo Album Thunderheads

Out Now Via Brooklyn’s Aqualamb Records

LaMacchia To Perform New Material

At Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus June 23

Plus More Tour Dates Announced For August

Thunderheads Features Guest Contributors Kellii Scott (Failure),

Michael MacIvor (Candiria), Mario Quintero (Spotlights) &

Andrea Horne (Vaureen)

Order Vinyl, CD, Digital Variants HERE

Each Album Comes With Accompanying 100-Page Art Book

LaMacchia offers another taste of his debut solo album today with the release of the latest single and music video for “Put You Down,” a moody confessional with new wave and post punk influences. Metal Injection is exclusively premiering the haunting video, filmed in a cryptic basement where surprises lurk in the shadows. See their take on it here:

See the video for “Put You Down” HERE:

The single is from Thunderheads, out now via Brooklyn imprint Aqualamb Records. The nine-track stunner is the latest works of the accomplished musician John LaMacchia, known for his work as the guitarist for Brooklyn hardcore/prog-metal group Candiria. On the new material, LaMacchia pushes the envelope further with a fresh experimental indie rock vibe, featuring layered sonic nuances and male-female vocal interplay that presents a dimensional new palette that is comparable to Massive Attack, Doves and Radiohead.

Previous singles from the album have included “Bled Out,” a deep dive through crunchy guitars and free-falling bass, entwined with the candy-sweet vocals blend of LaMacchia and Sabrina Ellie, as well as “Angels Delight,” one of the darker orchestrations on the album, featuring the lush vocals of Candice Freshko and full of pulsating electronics and evocative guitar that show off the versatile talent of LaMacchia.

Composed and recorded over the course of 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic break, Thunderheads 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.

In addition to John LaMacchia, who has recorded all of the guitars, vocals, keyboards and programming for Thunderheads, additional guest contributions come courtesy of Kellii Scott (Failure) on drums, Michael MacIvor (Candiria) on bass guitar, Mario Quintero (Spotlights) on keyboards and Andrea Horne (Vaureen), Candice Freshko and Sabrina Ellie on vocals.

LaMacchia will play the new material live this summer with new tour dates announced, including this week at Brooklyn’s hallowed Saint Vitus.

June 23 @ Saint Vitus (Brooklyn, NY)
August 5 @ Mr Beery’s (Bethpage, NY)
August 6 @ Ortlieb’s (Philadelphia, PA)

August 7 @ Lucky 13 (Brooklyn, NY)

The track listing for Thunderheads includes:

  1. Bled Out
  2. Put You Down
  3. A Ghost Of Tectonic Plates
  4. It’s All Over Now
  5. Angels Delight
  6. Disconnect
  7. Pagliacci Kid
  8. Bad Penny

Thunderheads is now available at Aqualamb Records’ website with blue and pink vinyl variants, CD and digital options. Each purchase comes with an accompanying 100-page book filled with lush artwork, drawings, lyrics and additional content to get inside the mind of LaMacchia and the creative process.

About LaMacchia
LaMacchia is the new project led by musician and artist John LaMacchia of Brooklyn prog-metal’s legendary Candiria. The result is what we wish post-aughts music would have sounded like; layered with new-wave moodiness, and akin to Autolux, Massive Attack, Doves and Liars, to name a few. And with the musicians he sought out to fulfill that burden, including Kellii Scott on drums (Failure), Michael MacIvor on bass (Candiria), Mario Quintero (Spotlights) and vocalists Sabrina Ellie, Candice Freshko and Andrea Horne (Vaureen).






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