The story of influential duo Glass Candy begins in 1996, when singer Ida No and multi- instrumentalist Johnny Jewel met while working at a grocery store in Portland, Oregon. The duo had immediate chemistry and quickly began crafting bold music with a blend of punk, glam, hip hop, and electronics that was years ahead of its time. Although their innovative fusion of styles would eventually work its way into mainstream culture, Glass Candy’s early days established them as outsiders with a trailblazing creative spark. Fans and underground critics alike lauded their 2002 album Love Love Love, plus mid-2000s 12-inch disco singles like “Life After Sundown” and “I Always Say Yes,” but it was the group’s transition to a more synth-driven sound with 2007 album B/E/A/T/B/O/X/ that showcased a fully electronic Glass Candy to a growing fan base.
B/E/A/T/B/O/X/ was a worldwide hit with fans and the press, earning top ratings, as well as placements on year-end "best of" lists from publications such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Playboy, and many more.
The Band's live show has for years been widely recognized for it's excitement and high energy. Glass Candy has performed worldwide at many major music festivals, including Coachella, Pitchfork Festival, Primavera Sound, FYF, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and more.
Glass Candy's music has been featured prominently in many films, including Nicolas Refn's Bronson, and countless television shows, including Westworldand Scream Queens. Their 2011 hit song “Warm in the Winter” continues to be the soundtrack for Air France’s ongoing global advertising campaign.