Ontario Canada skatepunk band Handheld pays tribute to fellow Canadian, the late great actor and comedian John Candy on their newest single and the just-released music video “Leaving Candyland”.
Of the video, the band says, “We wanted to pay tribute to the great human that was John Candy and honor his life in a unique way. We picked six of our all time favorite John Candy roles which included: Barf from Spaceballs, Gus from Home Alone, Chet from The Great Outdoors, Del from Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Yosh of The Schmengie Brothers (SCTV) and Uncle Buck from you guessed it… Uncle Buck. Then for each character we shot an homage to our favorite scenes, sprinkled in some punk rock flavorings and what you get is one hell of a good time. This video is definitely big in Sheboygan.”
Handheld’s upcoming album A Canadian Tragedy (out June 14 on Thousand Islands Records) marks the band’s return after a 14-year hiatus.