Crown Point is an alt/pop band from Portland, OR.
We are four guys with a love for good music and for you, Mr. or Ms. Crown Point Fan. We love you so much that we've driven over 70,000 miles in the past year to play for you. You are what really matters. But, if you'd like to know what we've been up to in the 24 months since this crazy ride began, read on.
We hate impersonal third-person bios.
We have two lead singers and guitarists, Jon and Russell. Peter plays bass, and Kaycee plays drums.
Russ' guitar effects pedalboard is bigger than his body.
Kaycee can do a spot-on impersonation of almost anyone in history, except for Ron Paul.
Jon is a chronic grammar Nazi who has been known to involuntarily proofread everything from text messages to Chinese take-out menus.
Peter sincerely professed his love for Jon's mom the first time he met her.
We spend a lot of time on the road. We've toured 44 states and four countries, and toured the US with Tyrone Wells and Andrew Belle. We've also gotten the chance to play some cool festivals, like SxSW, Cornerstone, the Alaska State Fair, and MusicFest NW. We've grown to love a bunch of cities, and their residents, along the way.
We've been honored to share the stage with some really talented, really genuine artists, including Mat Kearney, Matt White, Augustana, SafetySuit, Puddle Of Mudd, Saliva, Brendan James, Rehab, Hurt, A Change Of Pace, We As Human, Go Radio, Tommy Tutone, and a ton of incredible independent artists nationwide.
Our new album, Curtains, was released on November 13. Our first album, Wolves, and Its first single, "Back To You", spun on almost 100 stations in North America. We're happy that other people besides our mothers bought the album, as well.
It seems to us that playing music is about more than entertainment. We've done our best to do some tangible good with the opportunities we've been given, and have worked with some organizations we believe in, like the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the March Of Dimes, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Forward Edge International. We'll be donating a percentage of the sales of our upcoming album to Tucker-Maxon, an amazing school for hearing-impaired children in Portland. If you'd like us to play a benefit show for a cause that you, and we, believe in, please let us know.
All told, we love what we do, and we're grateful to you for giving us a chance to do it. Call us biased, but although we may not have the most fans, we are convinced that we have the best fans.
That means you.
Jon Davidson - Vocals, Guitar.
Russell Stafford - Vocals, Guitar.
Kaycee Kay - Drums / Samples
Peter Arvidson - Vocals, Bass
Wolves EP - 2010
Curtains EP - 2012
Oceans - 2013 (Coming soon!)
"Back To You" - spun on over 100 FM stations across the US and Canada
The Album Project - Wolves EP
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"Appearing alongside Andrew Belle and Tyrone Wells on their upcoming tour will also be Crown Point. ..."Appearing alongside Andrew Belle and Tyrone Wells on their upcoming tour will also be Crown Point. “Back To You” off the band’s, ‘Wolves’, EP best demonstrates their stronghold on the Alt/Pop genre, capable of competing with well established names."
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Portland band Crown Point is a perfect example of the ambiguous genre known as Bro-pop. Honed in the...Portland band Crown Point is a perfect example of the ambiguous genre known as Bro-pop. Honed in the late 90’s, Bro-pop is small step out of the arena of alt-rock, where the rugged owners of husky vocals and their back up of electric guitar, bass and drums show their softer sides. Lifehouse is pretty much our number one contender of Bro-pop today, touting a masculine image while singing love songs, proving to guys everywhere that its okay to have a heart. Bro-pop is just like Deathcab for Cutie, only meant for guys who drive trucks, were quarterbacks in high school and would never be caught dead skinny jeans.
Crown Point’s debut EP Wolves hit the music world this year, winning fans over with its single, “Back to You”, and the band recently wrapped up an acoustic tour alongside Andrew Belle and Tyrone Wells- all within the same year that the three piece formed. Charming guys that are out of touch with their feminine side and the girls who love them with their two part vocal harmony’s.
All in all Wolves and Crown Point fill a certain musical quota and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear these guys creeping on to Top 40 radio sometime soon. At the very least, they’ll soon be part of the soundtrack to a show like Friday Night Lights or Matthew McConaughey’s next movie.
Soiled Dove, Denver. Live review.
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"I asked for this show. A few months ago I received the six song EP ‘Wolves’ and was totally impress..."I asked for this show. A few months ago I received the six song EP ‘Wolves’ and was totally impressed. So much so that it is one of the only pop albums on my IPOD. As soon as I heard that they were touring I put the request in to see these guys. There are some standout acts coming out of the emerging music scene in Portland, Oregon and Crown Point is one of them. As the opening act of a three act show Crown Point got the short end of the stick. They got the shortest sound check, the set was way too short and there were no keyboards or drums. Because of this the layers of sound on the EP just weren't there. Being veterans of the stage, Crown Point overcame and rolled right over anything that may have been objectionable about the set. "
"Sweet alt/rock with a swirl of pop on top."
Crown Point channels the feel-good vibe of 90s alt/rock with all the hooks of Neon Trees.
True Passion And Emotion
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If you were to listen to Wolves and Curtains back to back without knowing they were the same band, I...If you were to listen to Wolves and Curtains back to back without knowing they were the same band, I'm not too sure you'd ever guess it was. Unless you were to notice similarity in vocal tone, of course. As you know, a lot of artists have the issue of not making the second album quite as good as the first. In this situation, Crown Point has come back stronger than ever. This is music that shows true potential and hard work.
The album starts off strong with the song “Curtains Drawn”, which you might have already listened to above. It was definitely fish bait for me, making me not want, but need to hear more. A reminder of our previous review wasn't to show criticism, but to show progress. I can see great things in the future for this band, and we're looking forward to following them on their journey. Crown Point did anything but fall short of succeeding with this album and should be very proud. If you liked the preview songs and want to listen to something that shows true passion and emotion, Crown Point's EP Curtains is definitely something you'll want to pick up.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.