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Candy Coated

by Violet Truth

A combination of sweet atmospheric melodies and jangly, twang infused rock...
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Waterproof
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2. I Could Cry
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3. Shelter
4:29 $0.99
4. Another Lonely Girl
4:28 $0.99
5. Minnesota
4:48 $0.99
6. I Might Go
3:20 $0.99
7. Fragile
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8. Novice
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9. One or the Other
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10. Truly
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Album Notes
Violet Truth sit somewhere between The Sundays and Shawn Colvin with "warm, sensuous female vocals wrapped around incandescent melodies" encompassing moments that transcend.

This Hoboken New Jersey based foursome offer up their 2nd record (Oct. 2000), which has been described as "An impressive collection...that literally sends shivers".

Masterfully produced by James Mastro (of The Health & Happiness Show & formerly of The Bongos)"Candy Coated" displays all the talents of Violet Truth to full effect and was named one of the top 20 releases of 2000 by Jim Testa of Jersey Beat Magazine. The album has recieved National radio play and charted on stations across the U.S. and Canada.

Violet Truth has toured the southern U.S. and east coast extensively, opening for major label artists such as Freedy Johnston.
In 2002, Violet Truth finished writing and recording their third album on live radio, so shoot Victoria an email if you're interested in a copy.



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Mike Jones

A cd that makes you smile!
The latest release from Violet Truth is one of those "feel good" releases. Start to finish, the songs on here could be the soundtrack to a great
The opening track "Waterproof" simply cannot be heard just once, you will be hitting the repeat button over and over. As with much of this cd,
Waterproof could be a huge hit. The tight rhythm section combined with unique vocals make this one of those cds you will hear in your head all
day long. It was nice to hear a refreshing and positive sound on Candy Coated. Songs like "I Could Cry" "Another Lonely Girl" and "Novice" are
not only tight musically, but from a lyrical standpoint as well. The writing on here has a very "close to home" vibe to it in which most of us could
relate to. Vocalist Victoria is very convincing in her singing, pulling you in just a little more as each track clicks by, taking you high, low, and high
again throughout the album. The production is top notch, and the cd is packaged better than most major label releases, complete with lyrics. If you
are looking for a band that can make you smile, look no further than Violet Truth.

The Aquarian

An impressive collection of heart-on-sleeve emotion swathed in imagery.
VIOLET TRUTH / Candy Coated (CT10) An impressive collection of heart-on-sleeve emotion swathed in imagery a less-precocious Natalie Merchant might've concocted, there are moments here that transcend and literally send shivers. Masterfully produced by James (Health & Happiness Show) Mastro, Candy Coated is brimming with brooding, reflective vocals; moody, atmospheric, tunes; a hint of jangle; and deceptively gorgeous melodies that barely conceal the hurt, wonder and sweet-voiced contempt sharp, insightful, hard-hitting vocalist Victoria Crago feels for the same weak-willed, self-centered jerk Aimee Mann always seems to be whining about.
- Al Muzer at The Aquarian - September 2000

Les Reynolds From

"Passionate vocals, pulsing rhythm and great instrumentation." - September 2000

Energetic. Flowing. Those two words come to mind on Violet
Truth's 10-song release. This dynamic New Jersey group,
fronted by Victoria Crago, can switch from pop rock to folk
rock with ease. Victoria's voice goes right along with it.
Flow. That's the word. Her soprano-alto vocals seem perfect
for every tune and she exhibits a wonderful high-note range
(as on the opener "Waterproof"), the down-n-dirty grit of
Janis Joplin (on "Another Lonely Girl") to sounding like
Heart's Ann Wilson on "Minnesota." Victoria's vocals just
attach themselves to your heart and grow on you. By the time
all 10 songs have been played, it's obvious that this one
gorgeous voice! (It works the same with the infectious
melodies, too.) Another thing that's evident is the superb,
crystal clear production work -- no lyric sheet is needed.
Victoria's perfect pronunciation certainly helps in that
area. James Mastro has done a great job in keeping
everything separate yet simultaneously creating a cohesive
sound -- tight, polished and spirited. The pick for the CD's
best tune? "Minnesota" -- hands down. It has the flow of a
river, controlled passionate vocals, pulsing rhythm and
great instrumentation. And vocals...did we say passion?
Violet Truth. Remember that name. Listen to those lyrics.
Hear THAT voice.

Bright and shiny electric notes over nice acoustic jangle - May 2000

Bright and shiny electric notes over nice acoustic jangle,
and a smooth belting female front woman. I wish my older
sisters would have given me advice like this...

Mike Doktorski From The New Brunswick Underground

This album is really excellent
Mike Doktorski from The New Brunswick Underground - May 2000
This album is really excellent - and Violet Truth
refreshingly doesn't really fit in with the NJ Indie rock
scene. Mostly alt-country sensibility a la Wilco or the
Jayhawks with one song sounding like something off Magical
Mystery Tour complete with the fade-out/fade-in
Iamthewalrus ending. Very cool.

Jim Testa From Jersey Beat

"warm, sensuous female vocals wrapped around incandescent melodies"
Jersey Beat -November 2000

Violet Truth - Candy Coated - Hoboken will always miss Tiny
Lights but happily Violet Truth follows in the same
tradition - warm, sensuous female vocals wrapped around
incandescent melodies. Candy Coated's pop shimmer shows
real growth from the band's first CD; Victoria Crago's
vocals have grown sweeter, more confident, and more mature.
This is an exquisite CD, from the heartland anthem
"Minnesota" to the wistfully bittersweet love ballad
"I Might Go". James Mastro's production adds the perfect
touch of country twang and folkie jangle. Play this at
bedtime and you're guaranteed sweet dreams.

Jacqueline Evans Of Womenrock

Tunes that you will find yourself humming and hitting the repeat button for.
Their newest release Candy Coated, is a sweet and sometimes bittersweet look at life. With their Folk/Rock and slightly Alternative sound, Violet Truth is making their way in the world of original music. These are tunes that you will find yourself humming and hitting the repeat button for. This thoughtfully produced and arranged CD marks a new chapter for the Hoboken, NJ based foursome.