| 36:23|| Dave Sardy|
| May 26, 2009 (2009-05-26)|
Alternative rock, indie rock
Crash Kings is the debut album by American rock band Crash Kings. Produced by Dave Sardy and released in May 2009, the album features the single "Mountain Man", which reached number 1 on the Alternative Songs chart in early 2010.
Crash Kings (album) Wikipedia
The album entered the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart in June 2009 and reached its peak position of number 30 in May 2010.
Allmusic writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine compared the band's musical style as something between The White Stripes and Ben Folds Five, and remarked that the band leaned
a bit too heavily on the Folds part of the equation, loving his pounding eighth notes and clever-clever wit.
Erlewine added that Crash Kings are most intriguing
...when they get loud, as they do on '14 Arms', or when they mimic the Whites' thud and caterwaul as they do on 'You Got Me' -- because that's when they don't seem like another politely pressed and pleasant piano pop band.
All tracks written by Crash Kings.Antonio Beliveau — Lead Vocals, Piano, Keyboard
Michael Beliveau — Bass
Jason Morris — Drums
Philip Vaiman — violin
Alyssa Park — violin
Armen Garabedian — violin
J. Barrera — piano
Timothy Loo — cello
Josh Mongeau — art design
Jim Wright — photography
David Campbell — arranger and conductor on "Come Away"
Charlie Bisharat — concertmaster on "Come Away"
Ryan Castle — engineer
Cameron Barton — 2nd engineer
Andy Brohard — Pro Tools engineer
Alec Gomez — assistant
Morgan Stratton — assistant
Dave Sardy — producer
Daniel Field — management
Kelly Perkins — management
Stephen Marcussen — mastering
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