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Crushed Out

Want to Give

(Cool Clear Water; US: 6 Nov 2012; UK: 6 Nov 2012)

Crushed Out's debut full-length sets them up nicely.

Crushed Out were formerly known as Boom Chick. This is an important note because it proves this guitar/drums duo of the Brooklynites are making the right decisions. They released a good-to-great EP in 2010 titled Show Pony, from which Want to Give is a definite step up. There’s a sense of urgency and immediacy to the songs on Want to Give that suits the minimal guitar/drums blues-driven format tremendously well. Their reference points are in tact and instead of coming off as imitators of the White Stripes or the Black Keys, they’ve put enough thought into their development to sound entirely themselves. The clean guitar tones and influence choices made Crushed Out a natural choice to play the Big Star Spring Collection party and, once again, proved that this band is making the right decisions. Expect big things from them down the line.

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Steven is a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Wisconsin who has spent his fair share of time in the entertainment trenches. He frequently contributes reviews and interviews to Playground Misnomer, which can be accessed here: http://www.playgroundmisnomer.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.


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27 Nov 2012
Crushed Out is a new band channeling the raw energy of early rock 'n' roll and garage rock with a power duo set-up of guitar and drums.
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