Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Crash

The Crash are an indie pop-rock band from Turku, Finland. The band formed after Teemu Brunila and Samuli Haataja met in 1991, with both Erkki Kaila and Dani Aavinen joining to complete the line up. Originally the band were called Ladies & Gentlemen, but later changed its name to New Deal. In 1997 the name was changed to The Crash.

Their debut album 'Comfort Deluxe', was released in 1999, and was followed by a tour of Europe including Sweden, Germany, and Austria, as well as performance at the In The City festival in Manchester, UK. This caught the attention of Melody Maker and MTV Nordic. A second album, 'Wildlife', was released in 2001, with the single from that album, "Lauren Caught My Eye", being played on MTV, and the music video for "Star" earning the band a nomination for Best Nordic Artist at the MTV Europe Awards in 2002. After a year touring Europe as a headline act and with Eskobar, Weeping Willows and A-Ha, the band regrouped to record their third album 'Melodrama'. The album is a glorious and unique combination of dance music from the 70’s, classic rock from the 80’s, and a touch of soul from 60’s America.

The new Crash album 'Pony Ride' came out in Finland on the 27th of September. It debuted at number 2 on the Finnish album chart. It's recommended for all who like Scissor Sisters, Starsailor, etc.

The Crash - Lauren Caught My Eye
The Crash @ MySpace

The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine !!!
+ punk/HC albums
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
The Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage Animation Music Vol. 1
Polygon Window - Surfing On Sine Waves
Animal Collective - Live At Wexner Columbus OH 2004-08-17
Albums: The Flaming Lips, Björk, The Flashbulb, 000, Mindless Self Indulgence, Jega, No-Man, etc.
VA - Ministry Of Sound Chillout Session 5 (Disc 2)
Catch 22 - Keasbey Nights
Mastodon - Leviathan
The Fray - How To Save A Life
Beyonce - B-Day
Punk/Emo Albums


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks...i had been looking for that mastadon album

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the crash are excellent! try and check out their track 'new york'from wildfire - killers eat yer heart out.

9:46 PM  

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