Dallas s seven-piece The Crash That Took Me, who impressed the living daylights out of me with their 07 debut Orchestrated Kaleidoscopes have returned with Chlorine Colored Eyes, an opus that fans out to a bevy of far flung sonic nooks and crannies, while never relinquishing its grasp of terra firma. The Crash agilely corral the expansive ebb and flow of their heady, semi-orchestral traipses, which coincidentally or not, dip into the bittersweet yet enthralling stew that Silversun Pickups and My Bloody Valentine are apt to frolic in. Assisting The Crash on Chlorine are contributors from such relatively likeminded cohorts as Polyphonic Spree and Apples in Stereo. --The Big Takeover
Repetition can be good. Texas band The Crash That Took Me seems to know that. For their sophomore album, Chlorine Colored Eyes, the group took to a paper factory to record in order to make use of those repetitive factory sounds. But it doesn't Stop there. The Crash That Took Me who worked with members of mega indie groups Rollerskate Skinny, Polyphonic Spree, and Apples In Stereo has seemed to master the art of repetition on Chlorine Colored Eyes, released on Idol Records. Drum rolls spurt over and over again until you can't help but dance. Guitar riffs play on repeat, driving listeners to hypnosis. Meanwhile, the factory noises add a strange, industrial edge that is more romantic than the sounds you might associate with a bend like Throbbing Gristle. With Chlorine Colored Eyes, The Crash That Took Me has created a masterful work of Texas Psychedelia. The sounds are always large, welcoming and the space between the instruments lays wide like open highways. The sound is never retro. listening to it will conjure up more images of partying at Austin music festival South by Southwest than hanging out in a canyon with 60's flower children. it hints of artists like Flaming Lips and My Bloody Valentine, but remains a unique work. --Outburn
Similar in attitude and energy to early Radiohead, The Crash That Took Me s mature pop concepts are executed with both brute force and subtlety. A multitude of guitar tones from clean and snaky acoustic sounds to crunchy electric power chords blends cleverly with layers of mellotron and other vintage keyboard sounds. But it is the compelling vocals of Dylan Silvers and the brutal drumming of Eddie Thomas (former drummer of Black Tie Dynasty) that elevates The Crash That Took Me above the fray. --Paste
2009 album from the Alt-Rock outfit. The Crash have tapped into the tension and beauty of the late '60s, lyrically and sonically, but still falling down the worm hole to evolve into something unique of their own. The record was recorded produced and mixed by Casey Diiorio at Vintage Heavy Valve Studios, Dallas TX. Recorded analog to 2" tape mixed down to 1/2" and mastered by Sean Magee (Beatles Mono box set) at Abbey Road Studios in London. 11 tracks.