Financial Records' CRISIS IN HOLLYWOOD is gearing up for the release of their sophomore album SAFE AND SOUND on May 12, 2009. The follow-up to their critically-hailed debut Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, this album sees the band more focused on their songwriting and delivering an album filled with the kind of tenacious pop hooks that sink deep and grab hold.
"Safe and Sound leans towards pop/punk for sure, as we all love a great hook, but we're going to put out an album that a metalhead, a punk, and an indie rocker can all appreciate," says vocalist Adrian.
Produced by Bayside's ANTHONY RANERI, Safe and Sound pops and clicks in all the right spots. Challenging the band to explore different textures and approaches, Raneri helped the band find their voice and style which resulted in twelve tracks that Adrian describes as "therapeutic bloodletting." Still mourning the tragic death of his father just three years ago, the album was a cathartic exorcism of sorts, filled with passion, emotion and a tangible lust for life.
“When I was 15, my Dad took the basketball out of my hands and strapped me to a Fender," he remembers. "Ever since then, there hasn’t been a day that’s passed that I haven’t played that guitar and thought of him. I won’t stop until I let him know that it was the best decision he ever made for me."
From the dynamic punch of the driving title track "Safe and Sound," to the undeniable pop crunch of the first single "Breakup/Breakdown," to the lilting acoustic waltz of "Don't Overact," to the piano-led ballad "Something's Changed in Me", Safe and Sound explores the many different musical styles of Crisis in Hollywood, showcasing their distinctive three-part harmonies and proves that nothing is out of their reach.
Crisis In Hollywood is Adrian (vocals, guitar), Logan (bass, vocals), Daniel (guitars, vocals) and Andy (drums, vocals). Safe and Sound will be released on May 12, 2009 via Financial Records. The band will be embarking on the The 2009 U.S. Economic Disas-Tour with ska labelmates Victims of Circumstance. Tour dates are:
Feb 26 The Haven Winter Park, FL
Mar 7 Bun Java Coffee Cocoa Beach, FL
The 2009 U.S. Economic Disas-Tour
Mar 20 Big Shots Clearwater, FL
Mar 21 The Ocean Club Jacksonville, FL
Mar 23 The Wormhole Savannah, GA
Mar 24 Ground Zero Spartanburg, SC
Mar 25 Zakk’s Coffeehouse Murfeesboro, NC
Mar 26 Fat Tuesdays Fairfax, VA
Mar 27 V Club Huntington, WV
Mar 28 Brooklyn Sports Bar Lexington, KY
Mar 30 The Longbranch Knoxville, TN
Mar 31 Dysfunction Junction Panama City, FL
Apr 1 Big Daddys Tallahassee, FL
Apr 2 Backstage Lounge Gainesville, FL
Apr 3 The Social Orlando, FL
Apr 4 The Market Tampa, FL