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Canadian Punks Handheld Honor The Late, Great John Candy In New Video For “Leaving Candyland”

The world is a stressful place. So sometimes you just need a punk song and a silly video to go along with it. Ontario’s Handheld is here to help with the video for their new song Leaving Candyland which honors one of Canada’s greatest sons, John Candy.

In talking about 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 6 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. 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.”

The band’s new album A Canadian Tragedy (our June 14th via Thousand Islands Records) is their first new music following a 14 year hiatus.