Criminal Shift
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Criminal Shift

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"Young Machines EP"

"Their diverse musical background allows for a blend of various styles/techniques that few bands have the ability or the imagination to pull off." - Counter Culture


The Fiction EP (2009)
Young Machines EP (2008)

Both available on iTunes/Napster/Rhapsody/eMusic/Amazon.

"Silent as the Bear" is played on 102.1 The Edge in Dallas, TX.



Opening for a hardcore punk band from the East Bay was probably not the best idea for these pearl-snap-wearing, thick-rimmed-glasses-donning teens from Dallas. Luckily, they learned quickly and have become one of the most respected bands in Dallas. The kicker? They're all under 20. Singer Douglas Schadt (18) began performing as a solo artist at the age of 14 and started Criminal Shift soon after with friend Ryan Prim on drums. As the band progressed, they picked up bassist after bassist eventually finding Will Conklin (17). The band has played gigs around Texas on a near-constant basis for the past 3 years, not even stopping to record their two EPs, Young Machines, and The Fiction.