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The July shows are playing while we are at festivals and on the beach!

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Kids On A Crime Spree

Kids On A Crime Spree
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™About a decade ago, Californian Mario Hernandez (of Ciao Bella and From Bubblegum to Sky) was sitting on a Stockholm couch, casually drinking a really good cup of coffee when a friend put on the Back to Mono box set and Hernandez’s life was forever changed. He was instantly drawn in by the excellent songwriting and lush instrumental arrangements; and what started out as an innocent side trip into the Phil Spector back catalog soon became a longtime fascination with the Brill Building and Spector’s fabled wall of sound. As time passed, he kept coming back to the idea of a simple pop song that wasn’t really that simple—a happy melody with a dark underpinning in the lyrics—and he knew that it wasn’t enough to just listen. He had to make his own version of this great stuff. Kids on a Crime Spree is the result of this obsession. After living in New York for a spell to more fully immerse himself in the culture that spawned the music he loved, Hernandez moved back to California and began recording in earnest. Of the more than one hundred songs he composed but was not able to record while in New York, eight of the best were chosen for We Love You So Bad, Kids on a Crime Spree’s first record. Much care was taken to use older recording techniques akin to those used in the ’60s in the Brill Building, and the whole record was captured on analog tape. As recording progressed, Hernandez brought in friends to help and to recreate his songs in a live setting. Key to the Kids on a Crime Spree sound is the simple yet driving drumming of Becky Barron (#Poundsign#, Scrabbel, From Bubblegum to Sky) and the perpetually drenched-in-reverb guitar of Bill Evans (From Bubblegum To Sky).

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