A FEW years back, Savannah got hooked on a new kind of live show: the nomadic Boom Chick, a husband-wife bluesy-surf rock duo comprised of Franklin Russell Hoier (guitar and vocals) and Moselle Spiller (drums, vocals). Since their last visit, they’ve changed their name to Crushed Out and released the excellent LP TEETH.
Recorded in a barn in New England, Hoier thinks it’s their strongest work yet.
”We have come to the point where we can record and mix our own music ourselves,” he explains. “We worked really hard on it; we’ve never spent this much time on an album. We had a lot of fun being able to craft our vision.”
Without the pressures of working in a studio (and having to shell out cash for every valuable minute), the duo were able to pull out the music’s intricacies at their own pace.
“We are proud to be able record totally ourselves,” says Hoier. “We had the true soul of these songs; we really caught them. It’s like catching a rare butterfly, to actually record a song the way you want to hear it in your heart and mind. There are so many variables that can mess with that.”
Having had a great time at both Hang Fire and the more chill Sentient Bean in the past, the band decided to book both this go-round.
“We have tons of material we don’t perform at the electric show,” Hoier explains. “There’s a whole side of our music that we don’t really get to explore when we get onstage as Crushed Out—it’s just wild, joyous, early rock ‘n’ roll, the explosion of us colliding. But we have tons of stuff that could work more stripped-down. It’ll be fun for Savannah.”