Loud, fast, riff driven rock and roll is coming at you in the form of Crossed Keys new Saviors EP releasing October 4 on Hell Minded Records. Of course, we’ve got it at Dying Scene a full day early. Stream Crossed Keys – Saviors below.
Crossed Keys is a powerhouse five-piece comprised of Philadelphia scene veterans, and each member has a slew of parenthetical defunct bands following his name in the press kit. As well to boast, Kid Dynamite founding member and drummer for Good Riddance during the early-2000s era, Dave Wagunshutz is beating the skins. Far from being lost on the rest of us, that dedication to punk craft and expertise is brilliantly cultivated in the seven tracks that make up the Saviors EP where: “These walls are closing in, like virtue mixed with sin. I swear one day this shit is gonna kill me.”
From the band:
From the wistfulness of ‘Times of Grace’ recalling shared times in basements and firehalls to the frustration of inaction voiced in the title track, ‘Saviors’ is seven tales of gratefulness for all of those moments and people in our lives that led us to this point.
Previously, Crossed Keys has provided tri-state support for some rad ass bands such as H2O, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, The Lillingtons, Good Riddance, Shades Apart, and Strike Anywhere. With the release of Saviors which easily arraigns familiar personage amongst the all-time great albums that sometimes nag at us like unexpected creepers, I’d say the tri-state area is due to round up some support of their own, vis-a-vis. You know, A Flight and A Crash was like that – where I didn’t realize it was my favorite album until after I’d listened to it once a week for at least a couple of years or so. Pre-orders for Saviors are available here, with blue swirl or black vinyl options and a record release pressing exclusively available at the release show Oct. 12 at Creep Records Store in Philadelphia. Cassettes are being released as well, with an added live-set bonus on side B.
Enjoy the premiere – and be sure and check if Crossed Keys will be swinging through your town sometime soon!
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10/12 @ Creep Records – Philadelphia, PA w/ Sunstroke, Goddamnit, Brackish, Rusty Pigeon
10/26 @ Gas House Dance Hall – Catasauqua, PA w/ The Color Fred and Esta Coda
11/9 @ The Cobra Club – Brooklyn, NY w/ Neckscars and Walk the Wire
12/6 @ Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ The Solitary Set