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"Five Star Crush's EP, "Sleepless Nights", is strategic fodder for up and coming indie bands - and just about as perfect as you can hear. The four-song collection is just this side of U2 influence to call their sound their own, but close enough to draw enthusiastic comparisons as influencers rather than emulators. It's all here - superb production, mastering, performance, and writing."
-Earbuzz.com

"It's nice to see bands break the boundaries of what is new and hot and come off with a refreshing new sound that is still mass appeal. Five Star Crush has what it takes."
-Lazlo-A.P.D./Afternoons, 96.5FM The Buzz

"Five Star Crush’s 'Collaborate' took top honors with “The Temple of the New” on Internet radio station Popfreeradio.com. The Temple of the New showcase puts unsigned bands up against each other with the winner chosen by the Popfreeradio’s listeners. As the winning band Five Star Crush has been added to the stations play list and the feedback has been nothing but positive.

Hailing out of Kansas City music scene, lead singer Joel Hines provides his unique vocal talents to 'Collaborate,' creating a solid base for bands promising future. With the help of attractive power cords, serious drum-beats and layers of energetic keys, Five Star Crush debut song, 'Collaborate' provides a fresh edge to the formula of success."
-DJ ELEMENTAL, Popfreeradio.com

"So far everyone who has seen Five Star Crush has been completely blown away. In a smaller city that can sometimes seem over-saturated with similar sounding bands Five Star Crush stands out as proof that some people still play music because they love it, and that love comes through in the songs."
-Julie, Pipeline Productions

"STARS ALIGN: Five Star Crush is one of the hottest new bands on the Kansas City scene. The band recently released their debut EP entitled Sleepless Nights...Formed in February 2006, Five Star Crush have opened for such bands as Taking Back Sunday and Three Days Grace. The bands music, which is reminiscent of Frandz Ferdinand, U2 and The Strokes, is a fresh sound for Kansas City audiences.
-435 South Magazine of South Johnson County

"This Kansas City band released a new EP called "Sleepless Nights" and it's nothing short of amazing...well worth the 5 bucks." Their lyrics and guitar riffs keep the crowd wanting more. . .Five Star Crush, good music and a good attitude and we really dig their indy rock sound (think Strokes only better singing and music)."
-The Dead End Newsletter (Emporia, KS)


"Five Star Crush offers catchy melodies, with occasional synths that add flavor in all the right places. Vocals not unlike Robert Smith of The Cure; musically reminiscent of Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, The Killers, and The Bravery."
-Indie Productions
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Discography

Sleepless Nights EP was released August 2006 with 4 songs recorded at Westend Recording Studio in Kansas City, Missouri.

Audio can be found at http://www.myspace.com/fivestarcrush

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Bio

Five Star Crush is a premier Kansas City indie outfit bringing rock sounds and dance flourish to an unsuspecting scene; pushing pop ahead, schooled in the classics. The lads' inspiring, unabashed music is captured on their debut EP, Sleepless Nights.

Since forming in Feb. 2006, Five Star Crush has shared the stage with national acts Kill Hannah, Bowling For Soup, Taking Back Sunday, Autolux, Three Days Grace and many others.

Locally, Five Star Crush can be heard on 96.5FM The Buzz, 90.1FM KKFI, & 91.9FM The Wildcat (Manhattan, KS) & on the web at popfreeradio.com & KCOR (kconlineradio.com).

Influences include: U2, The Cure, Bjork, Radiohead, The Gloria Record, The Strokes, The Bravery...etc.

REVIEWS:

"Five Star Crush's EP, "Sleepless Nights", is strategic fodder for up and coming indie bands - and just about as perfect as you can hear. The four-song collection is just this side of U2 influence to call their sound their own, but close enough to draw enthusiastic comparisons as influencers rather than emulators. It's all here - superb production, mastering, performance, and writing."
-Earbuzz.com

"It's nice to see bands break the boundaries of what is new and hot and come off with a refreshing new sound that is still mass appeal. Five Star Crush has what it takes."
-Lazlo-A.P.D./Afternoons, 96.5FM The Buzz

"Five Star Crush’s 'Collaborate' took top honors with “The Temple of the New” on Internet radio station Popfreeradio.com. The Temple of the New showcase puts unsigned bands up against each other with the winner chosen by the Popfreeradio’s listeners. As the winning band Five Star Crush has been added to the stations play list and the feedback has been nothing but positive.

Hailing out of Kansas City music scene, lead singer Joel Hines provides his unique vocal talents to 'Collaborate,' creating a solid base for bands promising future. With the help of attractive power cords, serious drum-beats and layers of energetic keys, Five Star Crush debut song, 'Collaborate' provides a fresh edge to the formula of success."
-DJ ELEMENTAL, Popfreeradio.com

"So far everyone who has seen Five Star Crush has been completely blown away. In a smaller city that can sometimes seem over-saturated with similar sounding bands Five Star Crush stands out as proof that some people still play music because they love it, and that love comes through in the songs."
-Julie, Pipeline Productions

"STARS ALIGN: Five Star Crush is one of the hottest new bands on the Kansas City scene. The band recently released their debut EP entitled Sleepless Nights...Formed in February 2006, Five Star Crush have opened for such bands as Taking Back Sunday and Three Days Grace. The bands music, which is reminiscent of Frandz Ferdinand, U2 and The Strokes, is a fresh sound for Kansas City audiences.
-435 South Magazine of South Johnson County

"This Kansas City band released a new EP called "Sleepless Nights" and it's nothing short of amazing...well worth the 5 bucks." Their lyrics and guitar riffs keep the crowd wanting more. . .Five Star Crush, good music and a good attitude and we really dig their indy rock sound (think Strokes only better singing and music)."
-The Dead End Newsletter (Emporia, KS)

"Five Star Crush offers catchy melodies, with occasional synths that add flavor in all the right places. Vocals not unlike Robert Smith of The Cure; musically reminiscent of Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, The Killers, and The Bravery."
-Indie Productions