In Cahoots
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In Cahoots

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Tour Preview"

"Whether or not you’ve heard of the band In Cahoots before today, soon enough you will be blasting their exquisite tunes in your headphones, car speakers, and at home on your sound system. That is, if you aren’t doing so already. The musicians whose art I worship can break my heart when they treat their fans poorly, but when speaking to Christina Cramer, I knew she’d never do that to her fans. I was immediately put at ease because of her friendly, sweet disposition. I had a fan girl moment when talking to her about her song, “Borrowed Time,” and she didn’t laugh at me. She was as kind and gracious as could be. These are the traits of a truly wonderful artist." Alexandra Auger/ Sacramento 365 - Sacramento 365


"Can't stop listening to In Cahoots"

"I have literally been listening to In Cahoots on repeat for the past day and a half. In Cahoots has an elegant blend of some of my favorite things. For starters, the harmony in their songs in incredibly unique. It’s not your typical harmony – it’s better. The notes they choose to blend aren’t typical and for whatever reason sounds so incredible to me. I’ve never quite heard a band sound like that before." Marsband.com - Marsband.com


"The Monarch Review"


"In Cahoots’ lead singer Christina Cramer’s voice is reminiscent of 80’s rock. At least, all that is good about it. Put simply, her voice wails. The first song on their most recent EP, Boxed Wine Country, has her singing over hard-hitting bass and drums and a distorted electric guitar rhythms. There is an edge to her voice one doesn’t often hear, especially in the more pervasive indie compositions of today. “ Jake Uitti, The Monarch Review - Monarch Review- Jake Uittti


"In Cahoots releases Boxed Wine Country"

"The feisty quartet is lead by guitar wielding chanteuse Christina Crammer who is a vigilant disciple of Joan Jett, Chrissie Hynde and Debbie Harry, tossing out soaring vocals, with just the right mix of vixen and venom. Her clever songwriting skills are bolstered by the powerful playing of bassist Rich Huston, surgical shredding from Brad Judy on lead guitar and the unstoppable energizer bunny drumming of Dave Crossett. The songs are a mixture of old school punk and classic rock riffage setting up sing along choruses over time shifting rhythms." Rick Bowen, Examiner.com - Examiner.com


"Seattle Weekly"

"Frontwoman Christina Cramer—a former vocal coach at Seattle’s Rock School—has a big, bursting rock voice that’s more Carrie Akre than Courtney Love, but the six songs on In Cahoots’ latest LP play like a mix of both put together: part indie, part radio rock." Dave Lake/Seattle Weekly" - Seattle Weekly- Dave Lake


"In Cahoots is KISW's Loud and Local band of the week! 6/16/11"

http://www.kisw.com/pages/6062452.php? - KISW 99.9 The Rock of Seattle


"In Cahoots EP Review"

In Cahoots
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Self Released

First off let me say I love the name of this band (and their logo) partly because it is old timey and partly because my grandparents used to say “in cahoots” when I would get into some trouble.

That being said, In Cahoots is a three-piece out of Seattle made up of Christina Cramer (vocals, guitars), Tim Wellman (bass, vocals) and Dave Crossett (drums). The trio plays driving pop rock songs with a strong emphasis on the guitars and melodies. Their self-titled debut is a 7-song release laid out like a mouthwatering tasty sandwich. The first two tracks (“Waiting for You” and “Hollywood”) along with the final two tracks (“Rock & Roll Uniform” and “Got it All”) hold together the best part of the CD with their full throttle guitars mixed with catchy hooks.

The meat of this EP is where In Cahoots stretch their legs and really showcase what they are capable of as a band. With its slow arpeggio guitar opening which builds and builds to the peak of the chorus, “Borrowed Time” is the standout track on this release. The infectious vocals of Cramer will be melted in your psyche for days to come.

“Triggerheart” is another rollercoaster ride of music and emotion. This is where In Cahoots is at their best with the down tempo verses, which become all-out rockers by the time the chorus kicks in. I was a bit skeptical when I first caught an earful of Wellman taking over the lead vocals on “Midnight Showing” but he does a fine job with a 1990s Screaming Trees-type flair.
In Cahoots has a lot going for it as an all-around band. They aren’t breaking any new ground by any means, but I don’t think that is their initiative. This trio plays great rock music, which may be a bit nostalgic for some, but has a modern spin to make it well worth a listen. - Innocent Words Magazine


"In Cahoots performs live on Q13 Fox"

5/20/2011 - Q13 Fox TV


"In Cahoots"

Christina Cramer, Tim Wellman and Dave Crossett aka In Cahoots, are the power trio that will blow up ya freakin' speakers. They've been making the rounds around town melting people's faces off every show they play and will even be appearing on local station Q13 this coming May. It's been about a year or so since the mixtape last had the chance to chat with In Cahoots, so I figured it was about time to catch up with the band and see what's been going down. Pop rocks and panty talk will happen. That's a promise. Oh, and I challenge In Cahoots to a game of 1980's TV Theme Song Trivia. Bam.

In Cahoots self-titled debut EP was recorded at Hey Darlin' studios, produced by Nathan Ackley, and mastered by rock icon Kurt Bloch and was released just this past March. Look for it on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon.com and various other places that know from good music - The Mixtape podcast w/Sean Detore


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Discovering a band that churns out songs so catchy and infectious that the choruses get stuck in your head for days is diamond-rare, and Seattle, Washingtons In Cahoots is exactly that kind of gem of a band. In Cahoots, with their crushing guitar riffs, down-tempo melodies, and soaring, golden vocals, is the real deal. They hit sweet spots with energy to spare, blanket crowds with fuzzy tones, and uplift with expert songwriting that transports those lucky enough to catch them onstage to an exalted place. Their second EP, Boxed Wine Country, was recorded at Studio X, and produced by Andy Park. It will be released on May 21st by Critical Sun Recordings.
Vocalist and guitarist Christina Cramer doesnt just practice rock: she lives it. Cramer has taught vocals and songwriting at Seattles Rock School, and is a professionally trained music theorist and jazz performance artist. Her most embarrassing job was backup singing for the infamous Courtney Love. The In Cahoots song "Borrowed Time", written by Christina Cramer, was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Drummer Dave Crossett has graced the presence of many bands, including Criss Crass and Pleasure Victim. Bassist Rich Huston is a veteran of the East coast music scene and can play every song in The Smiths catalogue from memory. Brad Judy is a Dentist who also plays a mean lead guitar and brushes twice a day. Often likened to Seattle darlings Visqueen or vocal heavy-hitters The Gossip, In Cahoots is a shining example of a band that thrives alongside the amazing female-fronted bands in their region. In Cahoots was chosen as Seattle's KISWs Loud and Local band of the week, and have recently appeared on Q13 Fox Television, the Rock and Roll Marathon and Art Zone on the Seattle Channel. The band was also featured in the upcoming film, Never. In Cahoots also founded Rock Out for Animals, an annual benefit for the Seattle Humane Society. They showcased at 2 SXSW parties, and just completed a West Coast tour in support of their EP.

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