Philadelphia’s own CROSSED KEYS are gearing up to release Saviors, a seven song EP that will appeal to fans of Samiam, The Bomb, and The Loved Ones. The melodic punk quintet features former members of Kid Dynamite, Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, and The Curse. Two weeks ago, they released “Times of Grace”, a fiery track that plays like a love letter to the ethos of embracing D.I.Y. culture. Today, they are following it up with “Everything Breaks.”
Teaming up with D.I.Why? Productions, the band created a playful music video based on the song title. The video features singer Josh Alvarez slugging through his day as everything around him is breaking. You can watch it right now at No Echo or above. Saviors will be released on October 4th via Hellminded Records. Pre-orders are available now.
“Set fire to all that you hold dear, so you don’t have to face your fears,” sings vocalist Joshua Alvarez (Halo of Snakes) in reflection of moving past the things that hold us back. After playing in numerous bands around Philadelphia over the years, the members of Crossed Keys bring their varied experiences together to create a unique, driving melodic sound.
Alvarez is joined by drummer Dave Wagenschutz (Kid Dynamite, Good Riddance), bassist Andrew Wellbrock (Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer), and guitarists Beau Brendley (The Curse, Kill The Man Who Questions, R.A.M.B.O.) and Dave Adoff (Step Ahead, Jackie Thousand). “Saviors” was recorded over a weekend in May 2019 at Noisy Little Critter in Downington, PA by Mike Bardzik (Joyce Manor, Kill Your Idols, Spraynard) and mastered at West West Side Music (The Misfits, Converge).
From the wistfulness of “Times of Grace” recalling shared times in basements and firehalls to the frustration of inaction voiced in the title track, “Saviors” is seven tales of gratefulness for all of those moments and people in our lives that led us to this point.
Crossed Keys has played venues all over the tri-state area, supporting bands such as H2O, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, The Lillingtons, Good Riddance, Shades Apart, and Strike Anywhere.