Friday November 20th Dust Bowl Faeries officially release their new album, THE PLAGUE GARDEN, recorded pandemically (at home in Catskill) by Co-Producer Mike Schoonmaker. The album will be available on major music/streaming platforms and on Bandcamp
In conjunctions with the album, Dust Bowl Faeries and Thin Edge Films have released a new music video, Candy Store, which is the final track on The Plague Garden album. The song was recorded on reel to reel tape at Basement Floods Records in 2019 and the video was shot at the former Mayflower luncheonette in Catskill by Lisa M. Thomas and her Thin Edge Films team.
Minority Times Review of the Candy Store video:
“Dust Bowl Faeries Modernize A Traditional Yiddish Folk Song To Shine A Light On Economic Disparities In New Video For ‘Candy Store’”
Despite long odds facing the band due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dust Bowl Faeries managed to team up with collaborator Lisa Thomas for a new video for “Candy Store.” The song is the last track on their upcoming album The Plague Garden, which will be released on November 20. It’s a modern take on a classic Yiddish folk ballad, telling the tale of building tenants – including a candy shop owner, sex worker in a brothel, prsioner in a jail and a resident at a madhouse – facing long odds who just decide to burn it all down. Today we’re premiering the new video, which features the members of the band taking on the various characters sung about in “Candy Store.”