In advance of the release of their debut full-length Sliding Through the Halls of Fatetomorrow on Don Giovanni Records, New York's Crow Bait are currently streaming the entire record at Paste.
Veterans of the Long Island DIY scene, Chris Arena (Sister Kisser, American Hellfire Club), Mike Bruno (Iron Chic, Jonesin', Wax Phantom), and Sal Fiteni (Sister Kisser, Halfway to Hell Club) formed Crow Bait in 2011 with the intention of creating music that brought them back to the bands they grew up on. Part Replacements, part Hüsker Dü, and definitely part classic Long Island punk, they've succeed in writing a deceivingly catchy 12 tracks on their full-length debut. After a handful of 7” releases, countless shows around Long Island and New York, and two tours out to California, Sliding Through The Halls of Fate perfectly combines all of their sounds and influences into a cohesive statement that sees the band taking time in the studio to experiment with sounds and vocal melodies. The result is a set of songs that is both nuanced and organic.
Sliding Through the Halls of Fate is available for pre-order, with 200 limited copies available on clear vinyl at http://bit.ly/1mypfGo and via iTunes pre-order athttp://smarturl.it/crowbait. ; The band has also announced a brief run of June tour dates with Beach Slang (all tour dates below).
Recent Praise for Crow Bait:
"The band crafts a wistful and melodic unease that brings to mind J Mascis’ more bummed-out moments." -Stereogum
"There’s actually a pretty great music scene on Long Island that has absolutely nothing to do with Brand New or Taking Back Sunday (if you can possibly believe that!). Case in point: Crow Bait." -Noisey
"'90s alt-rock jangle and twangy guitar leads" -BrooklynVegan
01) The Ocean
03) If I Could
04) Crow Bait
05) Ancient Eyes
06) Pretty Good Things
07) Searching For My Boots On The Highway
10) Deliverance Stalls
11) A Billion Lives
12) The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)
06/12 - Sayville, NY @ Soul Sounds* w/ Benny the Jet Rodriguez, Make It Plain, Trifles
06/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia* w/ Chandeli'ers
06/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House*
06/15 - Lehigh Valley, PA @ TBA*
* = w/ Beach Slang