Crash Monument

Crash Monument

 Costa Mesa, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Crash monument is a melodic yet hard-driving indie rock band that combines just enough driving instrumentals with a little bit of angst that is sure to deliver an intense, high energy performance anytime.

Biography

Hailing from Costa Mesa California, Crash Monument is made up of four friends. Vocalist and rhythm guitar Brian Slocum, lead guitar and keyboardist Ron Villegas, bassist Matt Mitchell, and drummer Andrew Rotter. If you can say that these four unassuming talents have anything in common, it would be their desire to create music without boundaries, restrictions or ties to any specific genre. However, reviewers have done so by calling them Alternative or Indie rock.

Crash Monument broke into the music scene in 2010 with their debut performance at the Yost Theatre in Santa Ana, CA. Since then they have been focused on touring Southern California and building a following in their local scene. They self released their debut album ‘Life Disconnected’ in December of 2010 with the single ‘The Build Up’, which is described by the band as a story of two lovers who come together against all odds.

The shaping and building of a band such as Crash Monument was in the making for several years. Brian Slocum and Matt Mitchell are childhood friends who have played in various bands and in 2004 they met fellow music enthusiast and musician Ron Villegas. Not only were they experienced musicians but had become even better friends and brought Crash Monument to life in 2009. Within a few short months, an audition was held for talent as well as character to fit the band, and Andrew Rotter was the obvious choice to play the drums.

The bands that affect and influence Crash Monument are as diverse and distinct as its members. The influencing bands range from Jimmy Eat World with their sincere melodies, Death Cab for Cutie’s descriptive imagery, Cursive’s raw ‘in your face’ approach, to Pinback’s use of technical time signatures, Propagandhi with their philosophical messages and Mars Volta’s incredible stage presence.

Currently Crash Monument is playing local shows and focusing on writing new material for their first LP that should be released late 2012. There is also talks of a regional tour soon so stay tuned at www.crashmonument.com or facebook.com/crashmonument.

Lyrics

Special K

Written By: Crash Monument

I feel the weight of the world on my body tonight and I just can’t find a way out. I can’t seem to reason
with myself to tell you that everything will be ok. I keep telling myself that tomorrow is a new day.
Maybe then I can create a new meaning for my life. I’m sorry for the letdown. I never wanted you to
find out this way who I am. I didn’t mean to mislead you. I really thought I was the person that I sold
myself to be. You’re the only reason I tried and I… Taking everything for granted is specialty. I can’t
feel anything. I’m so numb to normal human emotions. I could tell you everything will be ok, but I’d be
telling you a lie. Maybe then I can create a new meaning for my life. I’m sorry for the letdown. I never
wanted you to find out this way who I am. I didn’t mean to mislead you. I really thought I was the person
that I sold myself to be. You’re the only reason I tried and I… This would be a real good time for me to
cut all ties and leave. I never wanted to show how week I am but I can’t do anything right anyway. Do
you really want to come down to nowhere with me. I guess if I were you id run. Run very far away from
here. Maybe then I can create a new meaning for my life. I’m sorry for the letdown. I never wanted you
to find out this way who I am. I didn’t mean to mislead you. I really thought I was the person that I sold
myself to be. You’re the only reason I tried and I… failed.

The Build-UP

Written By: Crash Monument

We’d dance all night in the rain, never really cared what time it was. You’d drive over to my house just
to waste some time. Remember that time when we drove down seventeenth. We got stuck at every
light but the laughter only grew. We’d pull out the hide-a-bed and we’d make out until the sun came
back. With the scent of orange on your breath I knew. These are the times that we’ll remember so let’s
get lost and run away but let’s not forget who we are. If they don’t like me then they don’t. I don’t care
if you don’t care. Well find our own way to the top. And after all these years have gone by, were still
not where we wanted to be cause other people don’t want us to be. But I say let’s get in the car, we’ll
drive tonight under the stars with backs to the world and the windows rolled down were listening to our
favorite sounds. We’ll go down to that place we found, clear a spot and lay on the ground and with the
sounds of our hearts beating so fast we’ll fall in love again. These are the times that we’ll remember so
let’s get lost and run away but let’s not forget who we are. If they don’t like me then they don’t. I don’t
care if you don’t care. Well find our own way to the top.

Discography

Life Disconected EP, 2010