CRUSHED OUT (formerly Boom Chick) – Fall Tour Dates And Daytrotter Session

September 11, 2012: Itinerant rock duo Crushed Out, an explosive hit of surf-garage momentum and rock & roll from Brooklyn, NY consisting of Frank Hoier on guitar and vocals and Moselle Spiller on drums, have announced their fall album dates to support their debut full-length, Want to Give, out on Nov. 6, 2012 on their own Cool Clear Water imprint.  The 2-month tour kicks off early October in the Northwest and will take them across the US (scroll down for complete dates). 

After four national tours and a well-received EP, 2010′s Show Pony, the couple, formerly known as Boom Chick, deliver the goods with Want to Give. The album is a pure guitar/drum adrenalin rush – plenty of fuzz, tremolo, riffs, chunky chords, slide and Black Sabbath power chords. The songs are tight and lean; no fat. Recorded both at Brooklyn’s Bunker Studio as well as at Crushed Out’s own analog studio in a rural New Hampshire barn, the tracks were all self-produced and mixed by John Davis.

The bulk of Want To Give was created during Charles Shaw-fueled jam sessions at the duo’s practice space in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 2011. Deciding to escape NYC rents, they moved their gear up to Moselle’s childhood town in rural Effingham, NH, where they set up their own 16-track recording studio in the old barn on the property. Lacking a home base, they finished the songs on the road. Four of their “barn demos” ended up on Want To Give. The other six were recorded over three days at Brooklyn’s Bunker Studio.
Standout tracks include “Black & Purple,” a true song about Frank’s mother getting dressed down for listening to a Black Sabbath record when she was a teenager; the vocals manage to reference Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers (as well as the Ravonettes, who have a similar musical aesthetic). Temper Tantrum” is an explosive rocker dealing with anger and its effects. “Adults can be more childish than children,” Frank says.  ”Anger is selfish, funny, always silly and sometimes scary and the song tries to capture that. It’s a soft-to-loud surf-punk explosion, with a powerful build up to the chorus.” The title track, “Want To Give,” is a swinging, double-kick drum track with Frank’s powerful, high tenor vocals and lyrics that reflect the band’s open, positive attitude.
Crushed Out formed as Boom Chick in September 2009. Southern California native Frank came out of the skate punk scene and learned his way around a recording studio (as well as his wariness of record labels) from his father, a musician who was in the first white band signed to Motown Records.Moselle grew up in New Hampshire and is a former junior Olympic downhill skier who later studied graphic design. She produces all of Crushed Out‘s distinctive artwork, videos, posters and merchandise and makes a lot of her own stage clothes. Moselle’s ability to learn to drum – she decided to play the drums and three months later the two were playing Brooklyn loft gigs – was a highly discussed topic in early interviews.

Along with early features in NYC publications (Village Voice, New York Post), Crushed Out‘s early supporters included So-Cal skate bible Thrasher Magazine and Element Skateboards, who used several of the band’s Show Pony EP songs in their skateboard videos. Their song “Ghost of Bo Diddley” (as Boom Chick) was also featured in ESPN’s X series, The Kids.
Want to Give explodes out of the speakers, delivering on the promise of Crushed Out’s EP and live shows. It’s a testament to Frank and Moselle’s ecstatic love for early American rock & roll, surf guitar and country blues — what Bob Dylan called the “atomic era” of rock & roll.”  They’ll be announcing tour dates soon; watch this space for updates:


* with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

TH 10/04  Burlington, VT – Red Square
FR 10/05  Cambridge, MA – Plough & Stars
SA 10/06  Newmarket, NH – The Stone Church
TH 11/11   Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
FR 10/12  Annapolis, MD – Metropolitan
SA 10/13  Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks
WE 10/17 Toledo, OH – Mickey Finn’s Pub
TH  10/18 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern *
FR 10/19  Columbus, OH – CHHF Festival Woodlands Tavern
SA 10/20  Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit *
SU 10/ 21 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
WE 10/24  Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
TH 10/ 25  Iowa City, IA – the Mill
FR 10/26  Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Music Joint
SA 10/27  Minneapolis, MN – 400 Club
SU 10/28  Des Moines, IA – Gaslamp
TH 11/01   Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair
FR 11/02   Salt Lake City, UT – The Garage
SA 11/03   Boise, ID – Neurolux
TU 11/06   Leavenworth, WA – Icicle Brewing
TH 11/08   Portland, OR – Portland State University
FR 11/09   Seattle, WA – Comet
SA 11/10   Eugene, OR – Sam Bond’s Garage
SU 11/11   Bend, OR – Horned Hand
TU 11/13   Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews
WE 11/14  San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
FR  11/16  Los Angeles, CA – Satellite
SA 11/17   San Diego, CA – TBA
SU 11/18   Phoenix, AZ – TBA
TH 11/ 29  Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theater
FR 11/30   New Orleans, LA – Tulane University
SA 12/01   New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf
TH 12/06   Atlanta, GA – Masquerade, Purgatory Stage

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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