The Crash

The Crash

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NOT SINCE ABBA HAS A SCANDINAVIAN BAND BEEN ABLE TO
STIR UP SUCH A JOYFUL COMMOTION ON A DANCE FLOOR.
WITH THEIR QUIRKY AND INTELLIGENT BRAND OF INDIE-POP
TINGED WITH DISCO-ERA MELODIES, FINLAND’S THE CRASH
WILL SEE THEIR DEBUT U.S. ALBUM, PONY RIDE, RELEASED
EXCLUSIVELY AS A DIGITAL ALBUM ON ITUNES AND ALL OTHER
DSPs BY RYKODISC.
ALTHOUGH NEW TO AMERICAN AUDIENCES, THE CRASH IS BY
NO MEANS A FLEDGLING GROUP. SINCE FORMING IN THEIR
NATIVE CITY OF TURKU, THEY HAVE PUT MORE THAN A
DECADE OF EXPERIENCE UNDER THEIR STYLISH BELTS. THEIR
CAREER HAS PROPELLED THEM THROUGH A SELF-RELEASED EP,
A FULL LENGTH ALBUM ENTITLED WILDLIFE THAT SHOT UP THE
FINNISH CHARTS TO #3, A TOUR WITH A-HA AND A HUGE
E-BAY COMMERCIAL IN GERMANY.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE CRASH HAVE BECOME A BREAK-OUT
SUCCESS IN THEIR NATIVE FINLAND, ACROSS EUROPE, AND IN
JAPAN, HAVING ACHIEVED GOLD RECORD STATUS AND
WINNING OVER A GAGGLE OF ADORING FANS. THEIR DEBUT
AMERICAN RELEASE BOASTS NUMEROUS STAND OUT SONGS.
THE RADIO FRIENDLY "BIG ASS LOVE" IS COMPLEMENTED NICELY
BY THE PIANO-DRIVEN BALLAD, "GRACE." THESE TRACKS
COUPLE PERFECTLY WITH THE ENDEARINGLY DANCEABLE
"PONY RIDE" AND "SOLITUDINARIAN," WHILE SONGS LIKE
"LAUREN" ROUND OUT THE RECORD WITH A PERFECT
COMBINATION OF SONIC HIPNESS AND SUBTLE GRANDEUR.
THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT WITH PONY RIDE THE CRASH
WILL ATTRACT U.S. FANS WITH THE SAME INTENSITY
AS THEY DID ACROSS THE POND.
CONTACT:
SAGE ROBINSON / THE LIPPIN GROUP / 212.986.7080 / SAGE@LIPPINGROUP.COM
AMBER HAECKEL / RYKODISC / 212.287.6116 / AHAECKEL@RYKODISC.COM