Crash Coordinates
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Crash Coordinates

Tempe, Arizona, United States | SELF

Tempe, Arizona, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"And the Regional Winners of SUBWAY FRESH ARTISTS™ Competition Are…"


To support new music discovery and up-and-coming artists, Clear Channel Radio, in collaboration with, partnered with the SUBWAY® restaurants chain to kick off a nationwide campaign and competition called SUBWAY FRESH ARTISTS™ that began on September 10th. And the votes for the regional winners are in!

Each of the ten regional winners will receive up to $500 in SUBWAY® Cards ($50 per each band member) and $1,000 cash prize. In addition, the 10 regional winners and their winning songs are now posted on’s blog and linked to iheartradio’s “NEW! Discover & Uncover” platform.

The submissions were designed to cater to morning drive radio listeners to help jump start their day and complement SUBWAY®’s “Build Your Better Breakfast” campaign. The competition provided an engaging complement to the significant consumer marketing campaign the SUBWAY® brand is deploying through radio spots on Clear Channel stations, digital ads on Clear Channel radio station websites, as well as the iheartradio digital platform.

The top fifty ranked artists from each of the ten regions were automatically entered into the SUBWAY FRESH ARTISTS™ National Competition in October for the opportunity to be awarded the Grand Prize. A panel of Clear Channel Radio programmers, Subway executives and the Goo Goo Dolls will select one lucky grand prize winner from the top 20 ranked artists at the end of the National Competition. The final winner will get the chance to be the opening act at a future Goo Goo Dolls concert, plus a $1,000 cash prize, a session with a professional song writer, and additional assistance to develop their careers.

The 10 regional winners are:



Darlingside Good Man NH, VT, MA, RI, ME, CT
Devlin Miles You and Me NY, PA, NJ
Derren Raser Warn The World WI, IL, IN, OH, MI
Cedar Avenue Up North ND, SD, MN, IA, NE, KS, MO
Crash Coordinates The Scandal MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, CO, AZ, NM
Again and Again Excuse This Honesty HI, AK, WA, OR
August Rising Lay Your Hands On Me CA
Snow Like It's April Love and War TX, OK, AR, LA
hellokelly Better Now Together MS, AL, TN, KY
Runaway City Fade DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL

The country was divided into 10 regions and the public casted their votes for their top 50 favorite artists/bands from each region. A panel of Clear Channel Radio programming directors then chose one winner in each region to produce the 10 regional winners.

The public voted for their fan favorites via the iheartradio network, Clear Channel Radio web sites and

The regional winners were announced today. The one national winner will be announced on November 15. - Yahoo Finance

"AZ Teen Magazine"

Crash Coordinates' current release, Ansible, is an explosion of energetic progressive rock. Tunes like "The Torino Scale" feature a sea of propulsive guitar riffs that becomes grounded by Chris Kalla's addictive vocals. In a time where the music scene is overridden by copy-cat bands and pompous attitudes, Crash Coordinates are fighting the currents of musical monotony but are coming out stronger than ever.

The members of this Tempe-based quintet do not unrealistically expect success to arrive on their doorstep in a pretty package. Crash Coordinates constantly scour the Valley for concerts to promote at and personally deliver presale tickets to fans—they never simply post a MySpace bulletin about a show and anticipate overwhelming attendance. Crash Coordinates are so connected to their fans that they regularly chat with them over text messages. "Our fans are our friends!" says Kalla.

For a progressive rock band in a pop-driven music era, fighting to be heard above sugary voices is difficult. Guitarist Chris Wahl, who is currently finishing up a business major at Arizona State University, has a strong opinion from a marketing standpoint about the problem. "A lot of labels are like, CD sales are down, gas is going up, it's more expensive for bands to tour, so let's just sign a bunch of pop bands and make a quick buck," Wahl says. "It's not a really good long-term goal, and it hurts the scene because it over-saturates everything."

Bassist Kevin Williams agrees. "I'd like to see the record industry go back to what they were doing a long time ago, when they were signing artists who weren't of the norm who became bigger artists," he says. "Like when Equal Vision signed Coheed and Cambria, I'm sure it was a big risk for them, but look at where they're at now. They up-streamed to a major and they're one of the biggest bands in the world."

Coheed and Cambria is a "full on inspiration" for Crash Coordinates, completed by keyboardist Vincent Liou and drummer Jon Stoddard. The band would love to tour with Coheed and Cambria along with Minus the Bear, Circa Survive, and Say Anything.

Though Crash Coordinates are "stuck trying to get heard over bands that all sound the same," they are not complaining or relinquishing. Instead, they are investing their hearts into music and their heads into promoting. With their infusion of genre-crossing harmonies and unbeatable work ethic, Crash Coordinates have developed an enthusiastic, evolving fan base that rocks out at their shows and cares about their music.

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Crash Coordinates has the melodies, lyrics, and sound that will make people become instant fans within the first few seconds of listening. They make a fast first impression, but it gets better and better every time. It consists of Chris K on vocals, Kevin on bass, Chris W on guitar, and Jon on the drums. The band resides in Tempe, Arizona, and is just a group of tight friends that combine their talents to create awesome music.

“In Circles” starts off the new EP, and everything about the song is absolutely addicting. The lyrics aren’t hard to decipher or figure out, but they are very clear and make sense. The song is incredibly catchy, but it has much more going for it than that. It is the perfect song to listen to with your windows rolled down, with your sunroof open, jamming out. The song leads into “The Scandal,” which quickly turned into my favorite. The harmonies are absolute perfection and the guitar in the verses sounds incredible. The vocalists’ tone has something about it that makes me never want to turn off the band’s music, ever.

“A Goodbye Song” starts off upbeat, exciting, and crazy! Aside from just the sound, the lyrics are very optimistic, and could turn anyone’s negative attitude around. The song gets a little slower before the chorus, building it all up, and then letting it all out in the chorus, making me want to jump around when I hear it. It is also followed by an incredible guitar solo that really showcases the talent of the guitarist. “Falling For You” starts off with a simple drum beat, and then the song really begins. The lyrics are a little weak at the beginning, but the passion and emotion is really expressed as it continues on, and is really moving if you take the time to listen to the full song.

“Use You” finishes it all off, but is unfortunately my least favorite song. There is nothing wrong with it, but it had some incredible tracks before it, and it simply just does not stand out to me. The lyrics have some depth within them this time, but there’s no hook that really gets stuck in your head.

Regardless, the band is still 4 for 5, and has produced some spectacular tracks for this EP. They have an excellent sound, and their music is upbeat and exciting. They seem like an incredible band to see live, and probably put on quite a good show - Alter The Press

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Celestial Mechanics (2012)
Echo Theory (2011)
Try to Find a Way (2010)
The Bussiness of Making You Move (2009)
CC EP (2009)
Ansible (2008)



If you are looking for an exciting blend of rock and roll shaken with pop influences, then look no further than Crash Coordinates.
Crash Coordinates began when Chris Kalla and Chris Wahl were looking for a fun way to break the monotony of being full time students at Arizona State University. As their passion for music grew, Kevin Williams (Bass) and Jon Stoddard (Drums) were added to create the final line up for the band. At first they found trouble bringing their wide variety of musical influences together, but the band found common ground in artists such as Jimmy Eat World and Weezer.
“It started out as something a bunch of kids were doing for fun,” says guitarist Chris Wahl. “It seemed the longer we played music the more it became the only thing we wanted to do.” Crash Coordinates has survived throughout pursuing school and working full time. “All of us were extremely busy either working or being in school or both,” says front man Chris Kalla. “We didn't have the luxury of being able to pour 100% of our time into this band, and because of that it made us work so much harder with what we had.” From choosing to skip school to make it to out-of-state shows, or staying up late to promote the band five nights a week, Crash Coordinates shows the true meaning of hard work.
Crash Coordinates has two successful CD’s that were released independently and they will be releasing their third titled “Echo Theory” this July. “We are extremely excited for this record,” says bassist Kevin Williams. “We think it really shows how far we have come since we first started and that we love music too much to ever give up.”
Crash Coordinates is touring throughout the US, all the while continuing to write new music and to hone their craft.