Just barely a year and a half after forming the band, the raucous, blues-infused stripped down complexities of the Crash Kings' utterly original urban rock has flourished. Regularly drawing capacity crowds at local indie music hot spots from the Roxy to Bordello, the Silverlake Lounge to the Derby.
The Crash Kings wrapped up their self-titled debut EP, a five-song tour de force comprised of some tracks familiar to fans and some fresh surprises. "You Got Me" feels the exuberant, soaring frustration of a jilted lover's rock anthem, while "Come Away" tugs at the heart but leaves your eyes dry and your head bouncing. The remaining three tracks on the EP sustain the infectious onslaught of amped-up melodies, tight, crisply expressive arrangements, irresistible hooks and first-rate musicianship that early fans of the boys have already come to know and love.
Tony and Mike Beliveau, two brothers from Boston, were already making music together their whole lives before crisscrossing the country in tandem and finally putting down roots in Los Angeles.