The Classic Crime - How To Be Human

Five years have passed since The Classic Crime released their highly acclaimed album Phoenix, and now the Seattle rock group is back with their fifth studio album, How To Be Human, released last April 28 via BC Music. The album was completely funded via Kickstarter, with over 2,500 backers, tripling the original goal.

How To Be Human contains The Classic Crime's most mature body of work yet, featuring 12 tracks of pure indie rock in the stylings of Death Cab For Cutie meets Motion City Soundtrack. Working with longtime producer and mixer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Slash, Falling In Reverse), the band was able to challenge themselves, exploring a "happy to be here" songwriting style, while feeling at home with Baskette's ability to try new recording techniques and cement the The Classic Crime's signature tight drum work and guitar layering.

"My goals for every album is to push the boundaries a bit," explains lead singer-songwriter and co-producer Matt MacDonald, "When we started playing together back in 2003, our influences (wide as they were) were pretty apparent. With each record we’ve tried to go some place different, to incorporate different styles while maintaining core structure and textures."

Watch the lyric video for the lead single Holy Water, an amazing song with a larger-than-life chorus, following this link and the just released lyric video for Wonder here. And if these tracks are not enough, stream the whole album on BandCamp now: top stuff!

THE CLASSIC CRIME rise from their ashes venerdì, 7 settembre 2012 23:30 by madseason
American rockers from Seattle, WA, The Classic Crime released their fourth album last month. Titled "Phoenix", the record was funded through Kickstarter (it was the ninth most funded musical project on this pledge platform) and is the first album released independently by the band who left Tooth & Nail Records last year.
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Vocalist, guitar player and producer Matt MacDonald compared the styling of the songs to previous albums saying, "For those of you who prefer "Albatross", there are 3 songs you will gravitate to. For those of you who like "The Silver Cord", there are probably 5 songs you will gravitate to. For those of you who like when we stretch the boundaries a bit, there are another 4 tracks you'll probably be ecstatic about."

If you're into driving rockers, epic numbers, acoustic based songs, emotional singing, take a listen to "Phoenix" at The Classic Crime's bandcamp site, where you can stream -and buy- the whole album: enjoy one of the best melodic alt-rock work of the year.