These Are Powers


— Each purchase includes a multi-format download redeemable via Bandcamp.


February 23, 2010

These Are Powers lay it on thick, sweet, and sludgy for their new Candyman EP. The Brooklyn-based trio of Anna Barie (vocals & electronics), Pat Noecker (bass, electronics, vocals), and Bill Salas (beats & production) do nothing to sugar coat the grimy center of a new, bass bin rattling, electro-shock sound.

POWERS kick off the EP with “Candyman”, a naughty nursery rhyme set to a bombastic East meets West-Indies reggaeton shuffle. The rifling bass and scattered snare shots of “Gutterspaces” emerge as dancehall back from the future, followed by the sputter to mega-life Chicago juke and drone fest of “World Class Peoples”.

The EP also includes a runway house remix of “Candyman” by globe-trotters Teengirl Fantasy and a remix of “World Class Peoples” by Costa Rica’s Cosmetics that is as much Burial as it is Scott Walker.

The artwork, by Kevin O’Neill at Will Work For Good, is inspired by the slimy fetish known as sploshing. The sploshee featured on the cover will remain anonymous. First pressing limited to 1000 copies.

Mastered by Leandro Gonzales at Brooklyn Phono.
12″ artwork conceived and designed by Kevin O’Neill at Will Work For Good.

Pressing details:

1 dub plate
5 test pressings
1100 copies, red & white labels
Pressed at Brooklyn Phono.
1100 full color jackets w/ designated inner sleeves.


Side A (33 RPM)
A1. Candyman
A2. Gutterspaces
A3. World Class Peoples

Side B (33 RPM)
B1. Candyman (Teengirl Fantasy Remix)
B2. Word Class Peoples (Cosmetics Remix)