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Candy Tears

by Pete Galub

For fans of hooky, melodic guitar pop influenced by Big Star, Sonic Youth, Syd Barrett and the Soft Boys.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Reacquaintance
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2. Crying Time
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3. All I Am
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4. 300 Days in July
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5. Feels All Over
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6. My Regeneration
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7. Waiting
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8. Plead the 5th Dimension
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9. Boat
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Album Notes
About Pete and the new album “Candy Tears”:

"It's awfully early in the year, but we have a contender for rock album of the year here."- NY Music Daily

Pete Galub is busy.
He's currently working with the great film director Hal Hartley on some original guitar music for his Hal's next project.
Hal is a big fan, and licensed two of Pete's songs for his latest film, "Meanwhile".

"Candy Tears" is a guitar album that sounds unlike many that are being released today. This is largely because of the people Pete worked with on it, including...

Engineer, Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Brian Eno, Dresden Dolls)
Mixer, Bryce Goggin (Pavement, joan as policewoman)

Pete’s longtime bandmates, Chris Moore on drums (Moore & Sons, Negative Approach) and Tom Gavin (Amy Kohn, Moore & Sons), help to give the album on amazing live and spontaneous feel. Three have been playing together for 10 years, and it shows.

The album art was designed by the acclaimed graphic-novelist David Heatley (“My Brain is Hanging Upside Down”).

Pete sometimes plays lead guitar and bass with NYC bands/songwriters The Human Hearts (led by Franklin Bruno), Amy Allison, the Universal Thump, Lee Feldman and the Silos

A precocious New York City kid, Pete saw seminal bands like the Replacements and Pixies (the ‘original’ ‘Doolittle’ tour), at the age of 14.

Pete not only writes and plays his own music. He recently got his MA in Music Therapy, and has worked with children with Autism, children with visual impairments, and seniors with Dementia and Alzheimer’s to name a few. He loves the field and is trying to incorporate his ideas about the guitar and pop music in it.

Pete's debut "Boy Gone Wrong" is also available all over...


“I’ve been a fan for years.”- Hal Hartley

"Boy Gone Wrong is an evocative, tuneful debut. Pete Galub's voice resonates
with a candor that reflects a curious psyche swirling within. Intelligent
arrangements, too. A very impressive accomplishment."
Irwin Chusid, WFMU

"Galub's songs echo familiar country and power-pop models without sounding too indebted to a single source, and each makes room for small melodic and structural surprises... for anyone susceptible to the melancholy charms of the genre.”
-Time Out NY

“…a fine songwriter, who creeps up on you (he’s gotta stop doing that). Catch him before he catches you."
-The Village Voice

“…the same kind of voice that drove you to Chris Bell, Pete Ham and the rest of rock's more fragile geniuses.”
-Splendid Magazine


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Jeromy B

Galub to the Rescue
Candy Tears!!!! How about being in a hal hartley film of your very own? Both raw and crafted by a musician whom gets a sound from his guitar that can at once intimate Tom Verlaine, The Verlaines, and the Jazz Butchers. Songs that emote Yo La Tango, The Miracle Legend (remember them?), Syd Barret and Robyn Hitchcock. But enough allusions to. Pete’s has a great band and Galub needs your ears, NOW!

Alicia G

Pete is an incredible songwriter and musician, and this album is really a perfect listen from start to finish. If you like well crafted songs played by incredible musicians then this record is a must have! If I could give it 100 more stars, I would!