Crisis Car is a four-piece band out of Pittsburgh and they are well on their way to making a name for themselves. The album is like an ethereal journey through the madness of your own insecurities, but they do it in such a way that allows the listener to just sit back and enjoy the ride. The first cut sets the pace, “We All Like a Warm Day” is a gentle folky tune that says what we’re all thinking now that winter is starting to set in.
Crisis Car is like a fine meal that’s arranged with care and focus. They bring to mind Ben Folds Five, Barenaked Ladies, Michael Penn and the Partridge Family (you’d have to hear cut 5, to understand that last comparison).
They combine thoughtful lyrics with catchy hooks to grab hold of that tough niche of folk rock that appeals to larger audiences. I recently had the opportunity to see them play live with a “virgin” audience. Not one person in the audience, other than me, was familiar with any of their music and they absolutely won them over with the first song and never let go.
My recommendation is that you check out Crisis Car soon and pick up a copy of “Skychair Maker”. These guys have a strong sense of music that just plain old makes sense.
For more information go to: www.crisiscar.com