At the end of 2002, changes within the band forced the project to become dormant, as guitarist Chris, and bassist Jen left the band to pursue other projects, and drummer Tom joined Bile, and Godhead and accompanied both bands on several national tours. Kaliss and James continued to write music under the Eye Kandy banner and during that time the two would compose close to 20 finished songs, as well as countless unfinished peices of music.
Now, 5 years later, The original members of Eye Kandy in collaboration with NYC Based record Label Primordial Music have chosen to unearth the recordings that would have been Eye Kandy's full length album and release them under the name Erasing The Past in March of 2007. These are the rough demos Kaliss and James worked on while the band was on a public hiatus, now available for the first time, remastered and compiled as a retrospective release.
The music on this release showcases the growth and maturity of the song writing skills, as teenage rage became focused aggression, and depression became introspective self exploration, an audio diary of a band falling apart, and of dreams coming to an end. After listening to this compilation of works, one can only wonder what heights the band could have accomplished if only fate had played a different hand, But now Erasing The Past only serves to the band as the title suggests, cleaning the slate so it's members can start pursuing new dreams for the future.
Behind The Music
Visit the Eye Kandy MySpace, and check out the blog for featured songs, updated regulraly, with the stories behind the writing and recording of each song, straight from Kaliss and James.