Alien Ocean

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Alien Ocean (2016) is Crushed Out’s most definitive, cohesive, fleshed out album to date. Frankie dubs drunken lap steel, bassy analog synths, electric piano and hammond organ, while Moselle brings her most inventive and passionate performances. Frankie's signature shimmering clean to ripping fuzz guitar tone dances from 60's surf to roaring cave creature. Alien Ocean tackles themes of order & chaos, communication breakdown, alienation, love, personal freedom, human contradiction & consciousness while keeping it heavy, fun and wet. Alien Ocean releases September 30 2016 via the band’s own imprint Cool Clear Water Records, available on limited 12” vinyl LP (pre-order here), CD, as well as all digital formats. Crushed Out hit the hot tar this Fall for a full North American tour. Look out for their live show featuring an immersive stage world complete with electric palm trees, black flamingos and much that you’d expect to find at the shores of an Alien Ocean. Over 5 years touring through 45 US states, Crushed Out has clocked 600+ shows, connecting with friends and fans in all corners of the country.


PRESS FOR ALIEN OCEAN

"Without hesitation, power duo Crushed Out kicks down the door between sunshine and incendiary on their new album Alien Ocean. The opening chords of “Out of the Blue” are as gritty as a mouthful of sand, forecasting much of Alien Ocean‘s balance between beach-pop and gloomy blues. It’s been a good long while since minimalist rock has managed to be as genuinely frenetic, endearing and unabashedly sassy as it does on this truly charming LP."
- Performer Magazine

"a perfect maelstrom of doom meets shoreline punk. Crushed Out evades the usual fare of surf rock on “Out of The Blue” with an avant-garde edge that takes the listener from the beach to a cowpunk scene instantly and seamlessly. They make use of otherwise dormant genres to craft a wholly American narrative. Alien Ocean ought to promise some satisfying dark takes on the sounds embedded in our musical vernacular."
- Elmore Magazine

"easily the most fully realized record of theirs."
- Paste Magazine

"burst of energy that fills in the end-of-summer lull quite nicely. Surf rock at its most primal."
- PopMatters

“Evocative slide guitar plays country contrast to the main echoing blues guitar, bouncing bass line, and shuffling drum beat”
-Overblown Magazine UK

"The two have surprised me beyond words with their sound. It's so refreshingly different and unconventional, so you have to give them [a few listens]. It's unlike any other surf or blues music.
- SoundKartell Germany

"The sound of surf inspired music is one that is tried and true; the direction that Crushed Out has taken it however is refreshing and new."
- Audible Addixion

"Over the years, Crushed Out has perfected their surf-rock sound and can make any day feel like a day off."
- Indie Band Guru

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released September 30, 2016

Frankie Sunswept- guitars, vocals, bass, lap steel, synth, keys, organ
Moselle Spiller- percussion, vocals
All words and music by Crushed Out
Mixed by Vincent Cacchione / Mastered by Paul Gold
© 2016 Cool Clear Water Records

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Track Name: Out of the Blue
Put my heart out of its misery
I want to live forever
Ego stronger than any steel
Confidence bend under the slightest pressure
Let me live in anonymity
You will remember my name forever

Out of the blue a cloud drifts across the sun
Riding toward shore, a witch on a surfboard

Let my love flow ever like the river
Every man is an island
I'm made up of the stars and the water
Though every cell in me is defiant
I feel every change in the weather
Though I do my best to deny it

Out of the blue tide turning toward you
A drop from the ocean cause such a commotion

A witch in the sunshine
An angel in moonshine
You who must name the nameless
A spring in a desert
A bottomless ocean
You who must name the nameless
When out of nowhere
Order and chaos dance

Put my heart out of its misery
I want to live forever
Ego stronger than any steel
Confidence bend under the slightest pressure
Let me live in anonymity
You will remember my name forever

Out of the blue a cloud drifts across the sun
Riding toward shore, a witch on a surfboard

Order and chaos dance
Track Name: Skinny Dippin'
Gonna meet ol' Refer Sam
and Hula Hula Betty
Midnight at the taco stand
Get that birthday suit ready baby

Get your clothes slippin', oh yeah
Jelly roll flippin', oh yeah
Tell everybody groovin'
Hey baby let's go out tonight
Skinny dippin' in the pale moonlight

Skater Johnny says to come down
He's on the strand with some new girls in town
Slick jacked some coconut rum
Just wait 'til you don't see the sun

Get your clothes slippin', oh yeah
Jelly roll flippin', oh yeah
Tell everybody groovin'
Hey baby let's go out tonight
Skinny dippin' in the pale moonlight

Jackie met some soccer player boys
Skin browned from the sun
She whispers, "It's outrageous
These men are even allowed to walk around"

Everybody trippin', oh yeah
Jelly roll flippin', oh yeah
Tell everybody groovin'
Hey baby let's go out tonight
Skinny dippin' in the pale moon light

How come you don’t wanna come skinny dippin’
You look like you wanna come skinny dippin’
Everybody wanna come skinny dippin’
Track Name: Love Howl
Sounding sweet when I want to eat
I'm terrifying with loving in mind
I mean no harm, though I may alarm
Baby don't fright, the howl is bigger than the bite

Yeah do you hear my love howl?

I can whippoorwill, whistle, chirp, and trill
But when I snarl and growl, you know I'm on the prowl
I howl with all my might, you don't hear me right
Baby don't be afraid, I'm scaring everyone else away

Yeah do you hear my love howl?

Hear my howl calling out to you
Sing from my soul and you'll know I'm true

I hear her cheep and chime like a rainbow unwinds
I hear her coo and cry, I'm burning with desire
When my vixen screams, I know what she means
Howling out loud, I ain't the biggest but I got the biggest mouth

Yeah do you hear my love howl?

Hear my howl calling out to you
Sing from my soul and you'll know I'm true
Track Name: Big Woolly
I'm out looking for a furry little mama
One that I can really sink my tusks into
I've been shuffling all night through the cold
Looking for a woolly to have and hold
Snuggle down deep deep in the glacier
I got to keep you warm it's just in my nature
I've been all over from Siberia to Alaska
You are the furriest mama and I got to have ya
I got to have you now
Mammoth love

I been up and down and I don't want another
My mammoth mating call is louder than thunder
Although I'm moving slow don't you mind my gait
I got an arrow in my knee but don't ya hesitate
Snuggle down deep deep in the glacier
I got to keep you warm it's just in my nature
In spite of these nasty hairless creatures and the changing weather
Our mammoth love will only grow to live forever
Our love will live forever
Mammoth love

Need a big woolly to hold me tight
Wrap his trunk around me and make me feel right
I know my woolly in the blackest of night
Keep me warm in the glacier tonight

Scientists are trying to repopulate the tundra
Since the Pleistocene era I've been in the slumber
Geneticists are talking about my de-extinction
Reconstituting a 10,000 year old ecosystem
I miss the mammoth steppe in Siberian Summer
I've waited 4,000 years to see my little mama
I remember you baby and I don't forget
I came back to find out if you love me yet
Do you love me yet?
Mammoth love
Track Name: Cool Clear Water
Like a sun white bone I'm nameless alone
Like the scattering sands, with the wind I'm blown
But I just keep on
Cool clear water is what I crave

Well the tell tale molars, ornamental star
Stray ribs and femurs
With a measure of peace maybe I won't need
Cool clear water, baby where I'm going

Well I'm going down to Tucson
To that line in the sand
I ain't going to shout, or raise my hands
I'm going to bring to share
Cool clear water with everybody there
Track Name: Ride the Tide
I get so high, I get so low
When sun shine, when wind blow
Hey hey, I know I know
My baby child, free and wild
She just watch the clouds roll by
Hey hey, I know I know

I see two stars bound to collide
One named Frost the other Fire
Frost says to Fire, "I won't cry,
I'm alright, I'm alright."
Love is enough
Don't blame love if you want too much

I get so low, I get so high
In desert sun, in ocean moonshine
Hey hey, I know I know
My baby child, she's alright
She just grow a tail and ride the tide
Hey hey, I know I know

I see two stars bound to collide
One named Frost the other Fire
Frost says to Fire, "I won't cry,
I'm alright, I'm alright."
Love is enough
Don't blame love if you want too much

The endless wave, infinite dust
We come together for but a moment
Hey hey, I know I know
My baby child, shimmer like a river
In the wild night sky
"Bones turn to stardust when you die"
Hey hey, I know I know

I see two stars bound to collide
One named Frost the other Fire
Frost says to Fire, "I won't cry,
I'm alright, I'm alright."
Love is enough
Don't blame love if you want too much
Track Name: Tsunami
Tension building up
Stresses released into faults
Tectonic mega thrust
I am the One
From the 10 freeway to Palm Springs
Puente Hills, the Los Angeles basin
Behold your empire built in sand
Sinking with me into the sea
I am Tsunami

Catching Cascadia's tears
Gathering suffering and fears
You should not be here
I am near
From the Juan de Fuca, North American plate
Cape Mendocino to North Vancouver Island
Behold your empire on stolen land
Sinking with me into the sea
I am Tsunami

Follow San Andreas
Hayward, Calaveras
Creeping beneath the surface
I am the most dangerous
The poor soil of the alluvial plain
East Bay Hills, west to the Bay
Behold your empire built in mud
All of my fury firing at once
I am Tsunami
Track Name: She Is Gone Again
Now everyone is wet in Alice's tears
Let's come and play a game, try and get dry again
Around in circles, but who has won the race?
Don't ask Alice, for she is gone again

You are not attending
Really what are you thinking?

It is a long tale and certainly in knots
Oh do let me help, you are talking nonsense
This melancholy tone, why do you call it sad?
Alice begins to cry, for she is gone again

You are not attending
Really what are you thinking?

I went down in a rabbit hole
No matter the size I became
9 foot high, 2 inches tall
I could not get back out again

Now everyone is wet in Alice's tears
Let's come and play a game, try and get dry again
Around in circles, but who has won the race?
Don't ask Alice, for she is gone again
Track Name: Rolling in the Moonshine
Searching a desert for an ocean
We cross the ocean but to kiss again the land
Bonnie and Clyde got nothing on you and me
We belong to no one
I know they will never understand

The shimmer in the river
Shape wind gives to water
Nothing can tie us down
Rolling in the moonshine
Running like the river, wild

The pitch black forest
Moonlight hid from us
Ever forward only feeling as our guide
Bonnie and Clyde got nothing on us
Crushed the fuck out of there
It's live free or it's die trying

The shimmer in the river
Shape wind gives to water
Nothing can tie us down
Rolling in the moonshine
Running like the river, wild

Rolling away
Track Name: Weekend Mohawk
9 to 5 only to stay alive
Got to show everybody how I feel inside

When I rock a weekend mohawk
Though come Monday got to cut it off
Friday night I'm going to rock
Rock a weekend mohawk

Weekend mohawk is all the rage
Got to show them all
I ain't another rat in a cage

When I rock a weekend mohawk
Though come Monday got to cut it off
Friday night I'm going to rock
Rock a weekend mohawk

Well my weekend is gonna rock
With my weekend mohawk
I just hope I don't see my boss in the pit

Monday through Thursday if I shuffle my feet
Friday night I will be running wild in the street

When I rock a weekend mohawk
Though come Monday got to cut it off
Friday night I'm going to rock
Rock a weekend mohawk

Well the smell of hairspray
And the feel of leather
I'm living for the weekend
I don't live forever

9 to 5 only to stay alive
Got to show everybody how I feel inside

When I rock a weekend mohawk
Though come Monday got to cut it off
Friday night I'm going to rock
Rock a weekend mohawk