Sunday, July 3, 2016
Song Of The Week: 7/3/16
Song: "White Canyon"
Artist: Crazy Arm
Album: "Union City Breath"
Place Of Origin: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Years Active: 2006-present
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
"White Canyon" appears to be about just wallowing in depression. Whether it's the summer or the winter, it doesn't matter. The vocalist is finding it harder and harder to come up with a good reason just to leave his house. It's almost as if he is trapped by his own decisions to not try to better his situation. At the end it seems he is calling out for help to anyone he knows so maybe, there is a chance someone can pull him out of this darkness he finds himself in.
CRAZY ARM DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2009 - Born To Ruin (Xtra Mile Recordings)
2011 - Union City Breath (Gunner Records/Xtra Mile Recordings)
2013 - The Southern Wild (Xtra Mile Recordings)
CURRENT STATUS OF CRAZY ARM:
Crazy Arm formed as a band back in 2006, hailing from the U.K. The band's first official release was the 7" single "Broken By The Wheel" in 2008. In 2009, they released their debut full length album, "Born To Ruin". Continuing their partnership with Xtra Mile Recordings, Crazy Arm dropped "Union City Breath" in 2011 and the all acoustic album, "The Southern Wild" in 2013. According the the band's Last.fm page, they are currently working on new songs for what will be their fourth full length studio album. It's not known if it will be all acoustic like their last album, or the full on electric style of their first two releases. Crazy Arm is a band that takes it's influence from all types of genres including melodic hardcore punk, 60's protest music, American, English and Irish folk, anarcho punk and classic rock and roll. If you throw all those styles in a pot and mix it up, you'd get something resembling Crazy Arm. If you like bands such as Apologies, I Have None, The Flatliners and The Menzingers and meshed up those styles with the likes of Chuck Ragan or Dave Hause, then you'd get a feel for what Crazy Arm sounds like. They're a tough band to pinpoint stylistically, but that is what makes them somewhat unique. Crazy Arm is a solid band that is well worthy of a listen!
TEN CRAZY ARM SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
2. 200 Pints Of Blood
4. All Butchers Are Men
5. We Don't Go There Anymore
6. Still To Keep
7. Broken By The Wheel
9. Blind Summit
10. Henry Fabian Flynn