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"Crawling Home - Pictures on the Wall"

From the moment I put this CD is my player, I was taken back to my early college days at Penn State when my friends band Toy Memory played the party circuit around town; house basements, beer, frat parties, beer dance marathons, “Good times.” This CD just has the “let’s all dance and party” vibe. The first three songs “Change Your Mind”, “Pass Me By”, and “Never Enough” lift you frolicking vulnerabilities and create a mood that you will want to last throughout an entire evening.

I must admit that many local demo CDs I hear have cheesy lyrics, licks I’ve heard and un-unique music. I can’t say this about this 2002 release. Recorded and mixed at Cue Recording Studios, this release has plenty of potential. The sound is good, and the music is influenced for sure, but Crawling Home has definitely added their style into a disc that aims to please a wide audience. The CD is packaged simply, and contains all of the relevant information, minus the lyrics. But when I was checking out their website, I discovered they are available online.

“Reflection” is a tuneful song with a nice guitar melody that cases my mind from a stressful day. Pictures on the Wall is mixed up well with upbeat songs and songs that you would want to light candles and hang with you sweetie. The lyrics are well written, and lead singer Pete Carlone reinforces them with just intention. The music is not fancy, but well played as Ryan Downs strums for the band, Seth Reece hammers on the heavy strings and Eddie Healy, Jr. holds the drum kit together.

“Simple Things” is a good time song that stresses the simple things in life, the things that make us who we are in our free time with no worries, just chillin’ at the beach enjoying a drink or two.

All I have to wrap up with is that I enjoyed listening to this CD. Which in return would cause me to conclude this would be a great band to catch live. They base themselves in NoVa, and you can catch them mainly around the DC area, but the band has been traveling the east coast spreading their catchy, funaholic music.

-Dave Roberts
- Music Monthly Magazine - Vol. 20, No. 3, Issue #222, p. 28


Discography

Singles:
"Pass Me By" - 2000
"Change You Mind" - 2002
"Strong" - 2002

Singles have received airplay on the following radio stations:
DC101 (101.1) - "Change Your Mind" & "Pass Me By"
WHFS (99.1) - "Change Your Mind"
Z104 (104.1) - "Strong"

"Pictures on the Wall" - LP, 2002
1. Change Your Mind
2. Pass Me By
3. Never Enough
4. Strong
5. Reflection
6. Blind
7. One Step Away
8. Simple Things
9. Need a Lift?
10. One Wish
11. Alive
12. Stranger

The CD is available at TowerRecords.com, Target.com, CDBaby.com, CDReview.com.
All tracks from the CD are available from iTunes and Napster.
One minute samples of the tracks are available free from the Crawling Home website. www.crawlinghome.com

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Bio

Crawling Home was formed during the fall of 1997 when Ryan Downs (guitar) and Pete Carlone (vocals) serendipitously met one another while playing a round of golf in Brambleton, Virginia. The relationship crystallized several weeks later when the two met up at a friend’s birthday party – an event that would go down in the annals of party lore. Downs picked up a guitar and Carlone grabbed a mic and started singing. Before anyone could yell, “Freebird,” the party became a block party, everyone was rocking out, debauchery ensued and only ended with the arrival of the police.

Quickly realizing that they had the stuff that “Behind the Music” is made of, Carlone and Downs formed Crawling Home.

Carlone and Downs brought a drummer and a bass player on board and began gigging as Crawling Home, quickly earning a reputation as one of the best party bands in Northern Virginia. The band’s final line up evolved to include Eddie Healy Jr. (drums) and Seth Reece (bass), creating a four piece modern rock outfit that prides itself on the ability to “bring the rock.”

With a solid lineup, an established creative direction and an infectious sound, Crawling Home began to secure appearances at larger venues and festivals, having played for up to 3,000 fans. Constant touring and a loyal following earned the band routine airplay on DC 101, Washington’s largest radio station, WHFS and Z104. The band has headlined at almost every major venue in the Washington DC metro area, and continuously tours Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Delaware.

Crawling Home is currently touring to support its first full length, self-produced CD, "Pictures on the Wall.” The 12-song collection offers a range of musical styles and confessional lyrics that capture the moods and influences of singer Pete Carlone and fellow songwriter, guitarist Ryan Downs. The collection offers catchy, radio-friendly, original music with influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Better Than Ezra, Van Morrison and Dave Matthews to Bruce Springsteen and the Barenaked Ladies, while always remaining loyal to the band’s own brand of Crawling Home rock.