In a perfect maelstrom of doom meets shoreline punk, Crushed Out channel an enticing brand of rock with “Out of The Blue” which aims to hearken back to a more inventive era of surf-psychedelia.
Crushed Out, otherwise known as husband and wife duo Moselle Spiller and Frankie Sunswept, bring their unique brand of “Miserlou” inspired noise in anticipation of the release of their new record, Alien Ocean, this September. Crushed Out evades the usual fare of surf rock on “Out of The Blue” with an avant-garde edge that takes the listener from the beach to a cowpunk scene instantly and seamlessly.
However similar Spiller and Sunswept find themselves to the proto-punk days of surf rock, “Out of The Blue” allows Crushed Out to avoid any overreliance on blistering guitars and wailing refrains in perpetuity. Crushed Out make use of otherwise dormant genres to craft a wholly American narrative. Of course, it isn’t to say the group is void of fuzzy twangs and skronky vibes, “Out of Blue” ensures an experience chock full of the underbelly of Americana sound.
Alien Ocean ought to promise some satisfying dark takes on the sounds embedded in our musical vernacular. If “Out of The Blue” is any indicator – and it sure is – Crushed Out is ready to rebrand and bend some perceptions of the surf music scene.
Alien Ocean debuts on September 30 and can be pre-ordered here. Crushed Out will be playing The Mercury Lounge in New York, NY as the first part of their American tour. For more information and tour dates, visit their Facebook page.
– Jake Tully