CRASH THE CALM have premiered their amazing debut album, How’ve You Been?, evoking memories of finer blends of alt rock and ambient post hardcore, and wearing these influences unashamedly on their sleeves. Shifting moods effortlessly, CRASH THE CALM prove to be great performers, and their debut work is a thing of gentle power. An inviting, atmospheric, yet very powerful, this record demands your attention.
“How’ve You Been?” by CRASH THE CALM is available now on Downport Records.
Long Islanders Crash the Calm entered the scene in December 2014 after its members had decided to come together with the goals of making meaningful, cathartic music and trying their best to share that art with everyone they could. The five-piece play alternative rock that would fit in with the grunge of Balance & Composure and Superheaven but appeal to the ambient nature of Circa Survive and Moving Mountains. While Crash the Calm are certainly musical veterans–each member has been in multiple bands and composes music constantly–they have a looseness about them that stems from the trust and respect they have for each other, and this breathing room is exactly where they shine and what makes songs like their single “Holes”, “Irish Exit”, and “Demolished” stand out amongst their peers.