New Album “PHOENIX” In Stores & Online 8/14/12
SEATTLE, WA – From the bottom there is only one place to look… upward. Only months ago the future for The Classic Crime was, at best, uncertain. After releasing three critically lauded albums, the band found themselves without a record label. Their best-laid plans had turned to ash. Unaware of the outcome, they launched a Kickstarter campaign on a whim and a prayer, wondering if their fans would respondÃ¢Â€Â¦
A month later, with over $85,000 raised (the 9th most funded music project in Kickstarter history), they had their answer, and their fourth installment, Phoenix, was born.
“Phoenix is our rebirth,” front man and songwriter Matt MacDonald reflects. “Conceptually, it’s about the time spent in the ashes, between death and this new life, wondering if we’d ever get out. The whole process has restored our hope in the value of what we do. Our Kickstarter backers have revived our confidence in the fact that we are not alone and there is still work to be done.”
Phoenix was largely written during the period of uncertainty prior to the band’s Kickstarter campaign. The result is a thematic lyrical journey through the threat of hopelessness, which resolves in the ultimate payoff: a happy ending to a situation in which all seemed lost.
Ultimately, Phoenix is therapy. Therapy for The Classic Crime. Therapy for MacDonald. And hopefully, therapy for all those who face a hopeless scenario in their lives. It is the medicine that many need – an honest record from an honest, fearless band with genuine supporters.
The Classic Crime is Matt MacDonald (vocals, guitar), Alan Clark (bass), Robert “Cheeze” Negrin (guitar), and Paul “Skip” Erickson (drums, vocals. Their album Phoenix was produced by Matt MacDonald, engineered by Brandon Metcalf, mixed by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, and mastered by Ted Jensen. It will be released on August 14, 2012 independently.
Brand New Songs
The Classic Crime just posted their first new songs from their upcoming album “PHOENIX.” The first new song is titled, “You and Me Both” and can be heard with the lyrics at http://youtu.be/_t_iIsPHsrM. The second new song is titled, “Beautiful Darkside” and can be heard with lyrics at http://youtu.be/2KfUhTph80I.
“PHOENIX” Pre-order Options
The Classic Crime’s new upcoming album “PHOENIX” is available for digital pre-order at iTunes and Bandcamp. The physical CD pre-order is available at Amazon.