Annabella (Demo)

August 15, 2012

Hey, it’s been dead here for… well, it’s been a while hasn’t it? Apologies. For reasons too numerous and tedious to get into, Crash City Saints has been very touch and go for the past year or so since the release of “Glow in the Dark Music”. I even considered calling it a day entirely at one point. However, I am happy to say things have very recently gotten back on track, and Crash City Saints will not go quietly into that good night. We have a new line-up, Elliot (bass guitar), Joel (drums), and Dave (guitars, piano, and pretty much any other out-of-left field instrument we need), and are currently tracking stuff for a new album, which will hopefully be done by late fall/early winter. Keep the faith. Good things coming soon.

Bandcamp

August 17, 2011

You can get all three of the songs from our new EP at our new Bandcamp page. Check it out here. Cheers.

I'm Only Looking

Kalamashoegazer 5

August 16, 2011

Hi there,

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?

Anyway,

This year may have resembled hibernation, but caves are good for more than just slumber, and in honor of the 5th annual (!) Kalamashoegazer, we’d like to offer some of the fruits of this year’s quiet labor. These songs are a good representation of the direction we’re hoping to head in this following year. Live drums are a must. Also, we’d  like to exhibit less “studio magic”, instead aiming to express the more real and immediate sound of our live band. Ironically, we’ll be playing to the drum machine for one more show, but hopefully our friend David Bolema (who will be playing with us on guitars at Kalamashoegazer) will take up drumming duties in the future. As for the recordings though, you can be the judge of whether or not we’re on the right track:

You should also be able to download these tracks at the soundcloud page. And most importantly, you’ll be able to get a hard copy of these two songs, and one more new one, at Kalamashoegazer 5 this Saturday! Come, and be merry!

iTunage

April 14, 2010

Looks like the album won’t have a domestic release until June 8th, but it’s officially out in Japan and available worldwide through iTunes! Check it here. The iTunes version has a bonus track that the physical copy will not have. It’s called “Keep Your Dreams Alive”, and it’s 7 minutes of trancy psychedelic popness and only 99 cents by itself, so good deals for the fiscal and impoverished alike. Although, if you are impoverished, you may want to use what money you have to buy something other than some obscure shoegaze band’s first record. But hey, the internet doesn’t judge.

here’s what the real thing looks like:

Tired Of The Dark

March 24, 2010

We feel bad for having to remove a lot of the music from this page, but I hope you can understand where we’re coming from. However, we’ve got a peace offering! To commemorate the coming of our first full length record(!), we’ve got a demo of a brand new song (two demos actually). The idea of posting demos is interesting, because it gives people a chance to see the songs progress, if they are interested in such things.

First is the initial demo I recorded at my house to convey the song to Josh, then is the finished, collaborative demo between us both. Quite a change, eh?

Tired Of The Dark (Chris’ Demo)

Tired Of The Dark

Have a suggestion? Feel free to let us know what you think. The internet is a beautiful (horrifying) thing. The more ears, the merrier.

-Chris

Glow In The Dark Music

March 24, 2010

Crash City Saints are a shoegaze/noise-pop band based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The band consists of Joshua Garman (vocals, guitars, drum programming) and Chris Wahamaki (bass, vocals) currently. April Morris, the lead vocalist from Glowfriends, joins them on stage for the occasional gig and has contributed amazing vocals to the opening song “Broke” on Glow In The Dark Music, their first full-length CD release. No matter the standing of shoegaze in any circle of musical discussion, Crash City Saints have stood tirelessly as a pillar of this classic sound for over a decade; they will never slow down and will never lose that feeling. The band is inspired by a number of shoegaze and britpop acts, giving respect to: The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Bailter Space, Skywave, Medicine, Chapterhouse, Astrobrite, The Stone Roses, and many more. Their music proves that beautiful noise can still make everyone dance.

“What a sound these lads from Michigan have!” –Original Sin

“Crash City Saints have stood defiantly for several years now as the rock ‘n roll messiahs of the world’s worst college town …You’re in for one of Michigan’s best kept secrets” -Ongakubaka

This is our first full length! Wow! We’re really excited. It is a collection of work from over the past 5 years, from the Returner EP, to the newly minted “Broke”. It has been mastered by our friends Quince Records into one fat, cohesive sucker. Here’s the tracklist:

1. Broke (Featuring guest vocals by April Morris)
2. Dissension Party
3. Every Face Is A Mirror
4. Teenage Crime wave
5. Memory Box (Song For Ava)
6. Council Of Elders
7. A Life Worth Living
8. Out From The Storm
9. Let’s Be Honest
10. Cough Syrup
11. Returner
12. Night Drive (21st Century)
13. Teen Age
14. Panic Queen

It will be available April 14th, and we’ll give more details on how to acquire it in the coming days. Check out Quince Records here. They’ve got their fingers on the shoegaze/noise-pop/whatever pulse in Japan, and have been the Japanese distributor for a ton of the best shoegaze records released in the past few years (in our humble opinions, of course), from SPC-ECO to The Brother Kite, to Airiel!


Gazette 2

February 16, 2010

Here’s that aforementioned interview. Thanks to Didier for the oportunity! It was fun.

Crash City Gazette 1

February 12, 2010

Crash City Saints recently received a very kind review from the weblog “The Original Sin”. You can check it out here. We’ve also agreed to do a little interview with this fanzine, so we’ll have a link to that as well when it gets posted.

If all goes well, we’ll hopefully have an artifact of music to present sometime this year! I mean a REAL album. Novel, right?

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