The Crookes have premiered a new remix of the song “Echolalia” by the venerable music group Low today. “It’s a great tune,” said Alan Sparhawk of Low, “we figured we had to go somewhere completely different to do it justice.” “Echolalia” is featured on The Crookes sophomore North American full-length, Soapbox, released in April on Modern Outsider. The Sheffield lads are currently in the midst of their third visit to the U.S. of 2014, arriving in Texas this weekend, before wrapping in New York next week at the annual CMJ Music Marathon. The Crookes perform Tuesday, October 21 at Rough Trade for the “Music is GREAT/Ben Sherman” showcase (11pm) and hit Fontana’s, Wednesday, October 22 in the afternoon, at the Pirate Radio CMJ party (2:45pm).
Soapbox is the sophomore North American release, third overall, for The Crookes. Recorded in a church in the northern Italian alps, the remote isolation brought together this band of outsiders even closer, as they laid out their plan of attack. “The most obvious theme that runs through the entire album is the idea of ‘The Outsider’,” frets guitarist and lyricist Daniel. “As a band that seems to suit us… never invited inside, but never wanting to be. I can empathize more with the madman standing on his soapbox, slowly gaining an audience by speaking with passion and honesty.”
10/17 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
10/18 – Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Music Is GREAT/Ben Sherman CMJ Showcase, 11pm)
10/22 – New York, NY @ Fontana’s (Pirate Radio CMJ Party, 2:45pm)