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    Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:07:04

    Exclusive Album Premiere: Crash Kings, "Dark of the Daylight" - The album is out next week, but listen to it here and now

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    ARTISTdirect has teamed up with forward-thinking rockers Crash Kings to premiere their new album Dark of the Daylight, which lands at retail next Tuesday, June 18. This is the sophomore album from the guitar-less three-piece.

    You can listen to it a week out, right here, right now. If you like what you hear, consider this the try-before-you-buy period.

    "There was nothing holding us back when we made this record," the band told ARTISTdirect about Dark of the Daylight. "We experimented with different keyboards and vintage synthesizers, tape loops, and some really wacky studio techniques implemented by our genius producer Nick Launay." FYI, Launay has worked with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave, Arcade Fire and more.

    The record was funded by fans on Kickstarter, and it took less than 24 hours to fulfill their goal. Impressive.

    So crank the dial to 11 and rock out to Crash Kings.



    Crash Kings’s Co-Headlining Tour Dates with Nico Vega

    July 11 — San Diego, Calif. — The Griffin
    July 12 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Hard Rock Café – Vegas Strip
    July 13 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Bar Deluxe
    July 14 — Denver, Col. — Bluebird Theater
    July 16 — Kansas City, Ks. — Riot Room
    July 18 — Dallas, Texas — The Door
    July 19 — Austin, Texas — Stubb’s Jr.
    July 20 — Houston, Texas — The Studio @ Warehouse Live
    July 22 — Orlando, Fla. — The Social
    July 23 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Jack Rabbits
    July 25 — Atlanta, Ga. — Vinyl
    July 26 — Columbia, S.C. — New Brookland Tavern
    July 28 — Baltimore, Md. — Ram’s Head Live
    July 31 — New York, N.Y. — Bowery Ballroom
    Aug. 1 — West Chester, Penn. — The Note
    Aug. 2 — Columbus, Ohio — The Basement
    Aug. 5 — Nashville, TN — Exit/In
    Aug. 6 — St. Louis, Mo. — Old Rock House
    Aug. 8 — Chicago, Ill. — Abbey Pub
    Aug. 10 — Cleveland, Ohio — Wendy Park
    Aug. 11 — Pittsburgh, Penn. — Altar Bar
    Aug. 13 — Syracuse, N.Y. — Westcott Theatre
    Aug. 14 — Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — The Loft
    Aug 16 — Cambridge, MA — The Sinclair

    Which track is your favorite? We like "6 Foot Tall" and "Hot Fire," FYI!

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.11.13




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