Formerly known as The Colonies, The Crystal Casino Band are basically just the same guys who have released a bunch of easily catchy singles and four full-lengths of indie madness since their 2016 inception.
The trio’s track record is beyond telling: they have performed live on the same ticket with Judah & the Lion in the past and have streamed one of their shows for SPIN.
While the name change has patently affected the clique’s titular presence on streaming services like Spotify (they’d amassed hundreds of thousands of streams as The Colonies), they seem completely unbothered by it and have simply vowed to “rebuild [their] Spotify fast.”
The group’s debut as The Crystal Casino Band sees the threesome in the same lively, friendly light, albeit rather more mature in tonal form. On “Complicated”, released just last month, they cleverly combine elements of garage and indie pop that together create an airy wall of free-flowing sonic nodes.
Well-woven crunchy breaks signal a sense of control while the song’s mellow, yet cheerfully stompy pace makes enough room for the lead singer to voice out his frustration with a failing relationship, ultimately facing the doom in the most ironic fashion.
On an important side note, The Crystal Casino Band just announced the return of their former bassist.
Stream the track below.
Sam is a mediocre artist, musician, and the founder and editor in chief of UNXIGNED. He is a Juris Doctor who leads an excitingly boring life in the confines of his room juggling studies with passion and dreams. He is terrible at finding balance but gets by anyhow. He wants you to follow his artist pages and channels for when he decides to up his game. Pretty open for collabs and will mix your would-be hit song for cheap.