Candiria is a band from Brooklyn, New York. They blend various styles of music including hardcore, jazz, and rap. Candiria have often dubbed their sound "Urban fusion". Candiria was initially formed in 1992 by vocalist Carley Coma, guitarists Chris Puma and Eric Matthews, drummer Kenneth Schalk, and bassist Michael MacIvor. Even early on they were creating unusual music, with vocals that ranged from dry barks to rap.