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Despite all the heckling it took during its first run, shoegaze has blossomed into a particularly viable genre for Seattle. Perhaps it's all the black raincoats and colorless days. Or maybe it's all the tech nerds who like to splice, hack and merge guitars with effects. Or, more unlikely still, it's the surplus of classically trained kids with nothing better to do.
Either way, Black Nite Crash is one of the city's finest offerings, featuring impenetrable layers of guitar effects, bombastic drumming and vocals that sound as if they were screamed down through the communication system of the faulty Mars rover. This gives the band a gritty edge and frightening intensity, unlike some of their more melodious and dreamy peers.
The band has been shopping its demo around to labels, so as long as the shoegazing resurrection holds itself afloat, we can expect to hear more of it in the future.
-Tizzy Asher - Seattle P-I


“I've decided that there is no need for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to release a second album. I just need Black Nite Crash to put their stuff on CD with accompanying cover art and I'll be happy.”
-The three imaginary girls
- www.threeimaginarygirls.com


With a kickass shoegazer band like Black Nite Crash, what stands out… is the way they maintain an upbeat tempo through the majority of their material as opposed to expounding and expounding and expounding on the drama behind their music…
-Jeff Rush
- Tablet Magazine


This hot little EP found its way into my hands two days after printing. Excited, I went straight home (after watching a smashing Infomatik set at the Crocodile) and put it in the entertainment center that is my laptop. I plugged in the fancy soundsticks and pressed play. It was precisely at this moment when MY SOCKS WERE BLOWN STRAIGHT OFF!
In all of it's star-spangled, shoe-gazing glory, Black Nite Crash's "EP" is most suitable for the "album repeat" function on your stereo. I'm all over the first track "Distant Hit," a predominantly 3-chord distorted delight with a tripped out, lower-ranged guitar solo complemented by front man Jim Biggs' talk-sing vocal styling. It's an arousing opener establishing the EP's palpably sensual tone.
"Inside of Me" and "See Her Tonight" teem with spacey guitar effects adorned with just the right amounts of feedback and distortion — a proper formula for aural excellence at 120 decibels. The last track, "Skin" is probably my favorite. It has to be Jim's howling, processed vox and Marcel Feldmar's motoring 4/4 percussion. The expansive wall of opaque guitar rhythm is spectacularly noisy and dingy. It's extra-strength shoe-gazing, garage goodness.
Black Nite Crash's debut erupted in my ears and soaked my consciousness. Keep those guitars sounding so deliciously seedy. It was a pleasure getting my ears dirty. – lee
- www.threeimaginarygirls.com


Discography

We have one self-released EP, and we have songs appearing on three different CD compilations from Reverb Records: NW Shoegazer Bliss (2002), In A Different Place (2004, and The Fuzzy Ball (2005)

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Bio

Coming together to create something new, the members of Black NIte Crash are influenced by many bands, styles, and movements from the past to the present. Formed in late 2002, Black Nite Crash have already opened for bands such as Longwave, Stellastarr, the Lilys, Pleasure Club, the Turn Ons, the Out Crowd, High Violets, Swell, Mellowdrone, and Lake Trout, as well, they have had airplay on KEXP 90.3, with great words given from John Richards, and their first single, “See Her Tonight”, originally released on the Reverb Record’s NW Shoegazer Bliss compilation in 2002, also found it’s way on to BBC radio, courtesy of Steve Lamacq, in May of 2003.
Their first release, a self titled EP, hit streets at the end of March 2004 and kicked off with a party at the Hideaway in Seattle with Seattle band, The More, Portland’s The Upsidedown, and the Dirtmitts from Vancouver, BC.
Produced and recorded by Scott Colburn (Sun City Girls, Mudhoney, KEXP 90.3), the EP is a snapshot of the rock and roll reverb garage pop sounds that infect every live show, while the more melodic shoegazed sounds are hiding in the background, waiting for the next record, planned to hit later in 2004.
The group's live performances, taking elements from the EP as well as more Britpop inspired melodics and moodiness, always promise to be dizzying and intense rock and roll experiences, for both the band and the audience.
With the release of their first EP, and already interest expressed from indie labels in New York, Oregon, and California, Black Nite Crash are poised to make an explosive debut. This can be heard in the newly released demo mixes from their current recording sessions with Dave Hillis (Pearl Jam, Afghan Whigs, Blind Melon, Temple of the Dog, Dinosaur Jr., and Alice in Chains). The Black Nite sound has also attracted the attention of Tim Palmer (U2, the Cure, House of Love, ...and more) who will lend his hands and ear to a song for the upcoming album.