Sound of Ceres connects decades of Colorado indie-pop history: From Apples in Stereo to Candy Claws

During high school in the early 2000s, Fort Collins’ Ryan Hover came across a sound that changed his opinion on music. “I started getting into the Elephant 6 stuff (a music collective which includes iconic indie acts like Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel and Olivia Tremor Control) and I started realizing that one of the most interesting challenges is making pop music that’s still artistic, that’s not mindless,” Hover said.

Candy Claws’ Ryan Hover on Harry Potter influences, no plans to perform live

Up until Tuesday, Fort Collins dream-pop act Candy Claws hadn't done much to promote its new album, “Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time.” On Facebook and Twitter, Candy Claws busied itself with pictures of plants and nature, rather than building excitement among its fan base. The band has always shied away from the spotlight, despite the national and international love it gets from music blogs.