Seattle indie rockers Black Nite Crash present the 'Washed in the Sound with Black Nite Crash' album.
Seattle-based psychedelic rock outfit Black Nite Crash present their new album 'Washed in the Sound with Black Nite Crash', released via American boutique label Neon Sigh, which was mixed by longtime collaborator Matt Brown (Trespassers William) and mastered by Adam Straney.
Black Nite Crash is Jim Biggs (vocals, guitar), John Parker (bass), James Stone (guitar), Tony Zuniga (drums) and Claire Tucker (guitar/vocals). Formed twenty years ago, Black Nite Crash has involved more than 30 members over the years, surrounding Jim Biggs, the last remaining original member. Yet somehow, the band has maintained a coherent sound and vision.
Presenting the most diverse set of songs the band has ever released, this album combines their trademark fuzzed out guitars with some newer flavours, like the pulsating noir of first single 'The Take', the post-baggy groove of 'Stupid Games' or the surging post-punk energy of 'Sugarwave'.
Work on the 'Washed in the Sound with Black Nite Crash' LP began before the pandemic, the songs a reflection of a band finding its feet again, with (then) relatively new members Claire Tucker and Sharim Johnson putting their imprint on this batch of songs. Then lockdowns began before tracking could be completed.
"This is the band's fifth full length in nearly twenty years of existence, and it looks to be the start of a period of more frequent releases as we work through our backlog of unreleased recorded songs, not to mention the surplus of new material we're working on even now," says Jim Biggs.
"As to the music, I've long been a proponent of the idea that all rock music should only be about god, girls and drugs (or god, boys, and drinking, or any combination of those themes, really), but it's hard to look at the state of the nation and the state of the world and not say a thing or two about it, specifically on 'NY Animal' and 'Stupid Games'. In the past, I've often kept my writing close to autobiographical ('Failure' is very much reflective of my own navel-gazing), but Claire Tucker (guitarist/singer) has influenced me to branch out into more storyteller-type songs with first single 'The Take' a prime example of that."
On October 14, the 'Washed in the Sound with Black Nite Crash' LP will be available everywhere online, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp. They will hold their album release show at The Six in Portland on November 5 and also play the Sunset Tavern on December 16/17 for Seattle's Tremolo Festival.
1. The Take
3. In Time
4. Tie Me Down
5. NY Animal
7. Stupid Games
8. Something About You