Crash & The Crapenters has today released their new album titled ‘Of A Love Renewed’. A mangled mix of everything from punk to funk with a fuck you frosting on top of an original cake, Crash & The Crapenters mix old school with new cool in ways that will make your grandma squirt skittles just so you can taste the rainbow.
Infectious and anthemic from track to track, ‘Of A Love Renewed’ only lets up for sparse moments so you can dive even deeper with the next note.
This is what independent music is supposed to be. Independent from the mainstream.
About Crash & The Crapenters
Since their formation in 2016, this genre-blending band have been fusing elements of anthemic hard rock, punk rock, reggae, and ska into a sound that is undeniably pure and uniquely their own.
For their fierce third album, ‘Of A Love Renewed’ has the band delving deep into the post-COVID world, offering an unapologetic social commentary on the events of the past few years. Like true punk of bygone eras, the album is a raw, unfiltered universal reflection that feels brutally honest, leaving a lasting impression.
The album kicks off with the electrifying ‘Runner’s High’, a track that captures the endorphin rush after a long run and emphasizes the importance of managing mental health. Following suit is ‘I Don’t Get Johnny Funk’, a funk-infused journey reminiscent of early Red Hot Chili Peppers, exploring the band’s perplexity towards the state of the modern world.
Next is ‘Go Get Gone’, a powerful anthem celebrating freedom post-lockdown, emphasizing the appreciation for home and community. ‘Somebody To Believe In’ then channels classic rock vibes, exploring the search for meaning in a world marked by superficiality and broken promises.
‘Chains’ shifts to a downtempo, swaggering rhythm, prompting reflection on the fortune of belonging to one’s home. Following that is ‘Fuck You and Your Phone’, a fierce punk track addressing the harmful effects of device dependence on personal well-being and humanity. Closing with ‘Those Who Matter Don’t Mind’, it radiates Aussie punk vibes, promoting self-belief, freedom of mind and soul, and doing what you want, regardless of others’ opinions.
Turning up their social commentary intensity, ‘Guilty As Sin’ is a musically potent track that boldly indicts priests in the Catholic Church, criticizing the institution for covering up crimes. Shifting gears, ‘Ride It Out’ introduces an upbeat ska-punk vibe, emphasizing the importance of self-care and encouraging listeners to find joy and relief from the stresses of today’s world.
Following is ‘For Tilly’s Sake’, a tribute to 15 year old Matilda Rosewarne, a victim of a cruel bullying campaign on social media, who tragically took her life. ‘The Grieving Song’ is a dynamic rollercoaster, shifting from upbeat ska to a raucous outro, exploring the weight of grief. The finale, ‘The World Is Broken’, a jagged punk anthem, serves as a plea for change, warning that our current path leads to impending doom.
Thematically potent and musically intense, this ruthless punk-rock album from Crash & The Crapenters isn’t for the weak-willed. At its core, it is a raw and unfiltered punk riot that packs a punch and a razer sharp bite.