Candy Warpop

Candy Warpop

 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Candy Warpop plays high-energy, alternative-psychedelic-punk rock influenced by the decadence and debauchery of their native Las Vegas.

Biography

Candy Warpop is a female-fronted, fuzz-drenched-alternative-psychedelic-punk rock band from Las Vegas. Representing Nevada as one of the "50 Best New Bands In America" in 2011 (Boston Phoenix), Candy Warpop is Beatrice Hernandez on vocals, Anisa Buttar on drums, Jessica Lazaro and Joshua Cohen on guitars, with Jonas Woolverton on bass. Lyrics touch on themes as diverse as love, war, sex, plastic, reality television, death and sugar. The dark low-end grooves of Woolverton’s bass lines combine with Cohen and Lazaro’s atmospheric interlocking guitar work to create an ocean of noise on top of which Beatrice Hernandez’s commanding vocals soar, drawing the listener in only to have Anisa Buttar’s primal, hard-hitting drums smash them on the rocks.

Lyrics

Smilefucker

Written By: Candy Warpop

Wake up! It’s almost show-time! What’s up with that new routine?
Stand up and make a straight line! Drink up! You've made the scene!

Congratulations on your career
The Situation is crystal clear
You’re sitting pretty for all to see
But you fooled us all with your tales so tall and your fake ID got down on your knees so smile…fucker!

Cover up! I see your Private Parts! Heads up! You’ve drawn a crowd!
Shape up! You need some work done. Turn up! Your personality’s loud!

Congratulations, here comes the swarm
The Situation is on your arm
You’re sitting pretty for paparazzi
But you fooled us all with your tales so tall and your fake ID got down on your knees so smile…fucker!

A sometime dancer who married well
Left the king for a kiss and tell
Went from prime time to dealing dope
She hung herself with that velvet rope

Congratulations on your legacy
The Situation’s up to a jury
You’re sitting pretty in your autopsy
And you fooled us all with your tales so tall and that fake ID got down on your knees powder up for the mugshot and show some teeth entertain us please is it D.U.I. or insanity just smile...fucker!

Candy Warpop

Written By: Candy Warpop

Candy gives out blow-pops
Strutting west on Tropicana
Licorice whip-smart
She’s a jawbreaker, a sweet-tart
Candy’s got a secret:
She will walk you on the wild side
Pre-op lollipop, alright. – Let’s go!

Candy hearts you for an hour or two
For candy money and candy cigarettes
So if you want to score, she’s gonna need just a little bit more
And the colored girls go… doo doo doo.

Picked up by a major in the air force
He’s a real candy cane freak
Gave her some Mary Janes and a candy necklace
He said “I’m gonna make you a star in the top brass”

Now Candy’s in the air force
She’s a hero, she’s a killer
They don’t ask her, she don’t tell them
Atomic fireballs from her predator drone
Dropping warheads on the kids of Pakistan

Candy hearts you for an hour or two
For candy money and candy cigarettes
So if you want to score, she’s gonna need just a little bit more
And the colored girls go… doo doo doo.

Plastic Earth

Written By: Candy Warpop

I’m blinded by these lights, I’ve lost my way
Knee-deep in this landfill, what day is today?
My diet prescriptions, stare at my phone
My soul is synthetic, my body’s silicone

Lost it all in a Ponzi, can’t buy organic
Now it’s hydrogenated--this weather’s so manic

It’s sunset, I’m standing up on the beach
The oil is splashing my hands and feet
My vision of life, is it out of reach?
I’m surfing the channels for reality

Get it on credit, greed then forget it,
Waste not, want not, haves and haves not

Build or destroy build or destroy
Build or destroy build or destroy

Off-balance on this ground, can’t see or say
Is this flight or simulated, real life or play?
Who are you? Your status? Your sex and age?
News leaking, Toms peeping, is this war or game?

It’s nightfall, I’m standing out in the black
Feeling defended or poised to attack
I’m looking at you while I’m turning my back
Leap out in this world or turn into a hack

Get it on credit, greed then forget it,
Waste not, want not, haves and haves not

Build or destroy build or destroy
Build or destroy build or destroy

What have we done?
What have we done?
What have we done?
What have we done?

I’m blinded by these lights, I’ve lost my way
Knee-deep in this landfill, what day is today?
My diet prescriptions, stare at my phone
My soul is synthetic, my body’s silicone

Velluto Blu

Written By: Candy Warpop

Is that thing inside of you
The same thing inside of me?
Why does love and hate
Feel like the same thing?

I’m kissing butterflies
With the kiss of death
My choice of lover
Takes away my last breath

Everybody has neon dreams
Everybody's too blind to see
No one is innocent
Everybody's guilty

The trial date is set
February 15th
Our love is six feet under
Buried in concrete

The door is always open
For me to leave
To find a shady tree
Out in the desert heat

Everybody has neon dreams
Everybody's too blind to see
No one is innocent
Everybody's guilty

Harrowing of Hell

Written By: Candy Warpop

And though I feel my time is over now,
I still want more than I’m allowed:
To feel the strangeness of belief,
The emptiness of sinking though I’m fast asleep.
Is there a paddle left to row?
Though my request withdrawn, I would like to know
Do demons show upon my face?
Are there lines emblazoned that I can’t erase?
And though I falter every night I still try.

Have my actions left me blind?
I always want more because I want what’s mine.
And though the fires are rushing in,
I feel so cold I cannot begin
To tell you all the things I know
About the angels laughing and the world below
It doesn’t mean that much to me anyway.

I wish that there was some other way
To help all those that I could not save…

Don’t you see the angels know my name?
They circle ‘round my house in the pouring rain.
Oh please, don't let them in!
The fire cannot claim the soul within.
And though she lies upon the floor,
Her hand trying desperately to reach the door,
I cannot help but laugh because I’ve won.

Discography

PRE-OP LOLLIPOP EP
POST-OP LOLLIPOP REMIX EP

Set List

SMILEFUCKER
CANDY WARPOP
HARROWING OF HELL
ALIVE IN THE MEANTIME
FURIOUS FIRE
GODART
AFTERLIFE IN DREAMS
VELLUTO BLU
PLASTIC EARTH
TRIGGERFUCKER