Rocking Under The Radar: The Crash Moderns

This week’s unsigned artist is NYC’s The Crash Moderns. Last month, I caught a performance of the band at The Grammercy Theater for the Urban Noise Winter Ball. As the band took the stage, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  The five guys on stage looked like the usual pop rock band with their slicked black hair and skinny jeans. To my surprise they gave an energetic, powerhouse performance that was anything but typical.

In 2008, the band released their debut album Good Night Glamour, Good Morning Disaster to rave reviews which described the band as “favorite pop flavored rock.” The band has toured relentlessly around the US and Canada sharing the stage with acts such as Bowling For Soup, The Ataris, and Lifehouse.  During that time TCM played stand out showcases at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival as well as headlining a very high profile series of shows in front of thousands on South Padre Island for the Blender Sessions Spring Break concert alongside other great artists such as Cartel, Forever the Sickest Kids, and All Time Low. In 2009, Hollywood came knocking at their door when the band had the opportunity for their song “Pimp My Life” to be featured in 20th Century FOx’s The Rocker starring Rainn Wilson.

Taking influences from bands like The Beatles, The Cars, Elvis Costello, and Cheap Trick, The Crash Moderns have created a sound that is one part old school rock, one part pop; 100% enjoyable, Whether it’s a dancy/ new wave 80s vibe on songs like “Where’d All The Scene Girls Go?” or rock edged, feel-good pop melodies on songs like “I Could” and “Anywhere You Go,” TCM have an impressively likable and infectious sound.

Currently, the band is working on new music with producer/engineer Mike Lisa assistant to David Bendeth (Paramore, All Time Low, Mayday Parade). TCM is also looking forward to a full US Tour this year.

Stand out tracks: “I Could,” “Where’d All The Scene Girls Go?,” “Tragically Beautiful”

For more information on the band check them out on MySpace and go see the band next month when they play the Paramus, NJ VFW on April 11 and The Studio @ Webster Hall  in NYC on April 22nd.

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