Friday, June 10, 2011

Train of Thought Lounge: Crush

Since it's Friday, I thought you might enjoy some music in the Lounge.

This one happens to be by my roommate, Tom Gardner. A lapsed but Juilliard-trained saxophonist, Tommy recorded this EP in his bedroom using the internal mic of his 7-year-old powerbook (remember when they were called that?). This setup helps give his music a 21st century garage band feel that goes well with the soothing, slightly heartbroken tones of brooklyn pop.

I may be a little biased, but I think it's killer.

I also like the name Crush, not because it's commercially comfortable and descriptive, but because when Tommy makes the shift over to black metal he can change the name to CRUSH without skipping a beat.

I'm like 10% kidding. That's probably going to happen. He's like four songs into the metal album already.


  1. whoa - that's really cool! Got any more?

  2. He's sitting on a few more semi-finished Crush songs, which will probabaly get released when they accumulate into an album. I think the plan now is to get a couple of shows together and see where the project goes.

    Maybe more constructively, he's the drummer in Beach Fossils, which is in roughly the same genre as the Crush stuff. If you liked this, they're worth checking out too.