Brooklyn, New York, USA

Folk/Pop duo - haunting harmonies, interwoven guitar-work, incandescent pop arrangements.



Founded 2015

Andy Mac and Grant Glidden were chief songwriters & vocalists for the psychedelic indie rock syndicate, The Candy Apples, in Brooklyn, NY before branching out as folk-pop duo Mac/Glidden. They released their debut album Fall Into The Dark in March 2017 - - following up with performances on Grammy nominated producer Katreese Barnes’ (Music Director, Saturday Night Live) “Welcome 2 My House” series and Sofar Sounds in Washington, D.C. They also released “Everything Gold”, a stand-alone single accompanied by a music video, in the summer of 2016, leading up to the album's release.

The album’s debut single, "Mountains", is currently traveling the globe; its critically acclaimed music video was selected in 16 festivals across 6 countries and 5 states, including Leeds International Film Festival (UK), River International Film Festival (Italy) and Indie Memphis Film Festival (US).

Andy & Grant maintain an uncanny knack for writing hypnotic music, marrying the stringent beauty of a Neil Young composition with the levitational pop structures of Stevie Wonder. They list early 1970’s era Beach Boys, Fiona Apple, Grizzly Bear and The Milk Carton Kids among their stronger influences. Having played as a wedding band (to keep their artistic endeavors afloat) the duo pride themselves on knowing how to put on a show as much as they do on writing music as catchy as it is original.

Mac/Glidden are keepers of the classic music flame. It was a pleasure to work with them.
 - Katreese Barnes (Two-time Emmy Winning Music Director for Saturday Night Live)

The Morning Light - Featured as "Song Of The Week"on Open Journal, KPFT

On The Candy Apples:

This is stripped down music at its best… If you want to chill out and relax, then look no further than these two… a sound that’s just super, super cool.
- Lisa Bernier, Huffington Post “5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC”

This is an album that is destined to captivate fans of harmony-rich, melody-drenched pop-rock which harkens back to a better era… close harmonies, infectious hooks and pounding energy.
- Rich Kaminsky, Off-Beat, WPKN

Beautiful harmonies… Hopefully we’ll hear a lot from them… Great music there, it’s just wonderful stuff.”
- Laura Jean Smith, Above and Beyond, WFAS


The Candy Apples EP
The Boston Sessions EP
Into the Fifth Season (LP, released in 2010)

Set List

The Candy Apples have been writing, gigging & recording in and around Brooklyn, NY for the past few years. New material is always gathering. Cover songs range from electrified Simon & Garfunkel to slow, driving re-imaginations of Alice in Chains.

Shows played in & around our base of operations have included...
•Santos Party House (MEANYFEST 2010)
-Public Assembly
-Highline Ballroom
•Arlene's Grocery
•R Bar
•The Sidewalk Cafe
•The Local 269
Brooklyn, NY:
•Goodbye Blue Monday (Wickfest '09,'10,'11)
•Bar Matchless
•The Trash Bar
•Pete's Candy Store
•Acoustic Cafe (Fairfield, CT)
•Touquet Hall (Fairfield, CT)
•The All Asia (Cambridge, MA)

•Taped appearance as the Guest Band on "Thursday Night Live" @ Hofstra University.