Crumb Preview

Author: Zack Shapiro

Psych and indie rock band Crumb is heading to Madison to play what promises to be a captivating show. Crumb released their first full-length album this past June entitled Jinx, which features many of the same psychedelic, pop, and jazz fused anthems that fans have come to expect. This show has a lot to offer in terms of a combination of sounds and will appeal to music fans with a variety of different tastes.

Lila Ramani (vocals, guitar) formed this four-piece in 2016 in Boston at Tufts University. The band’s recordings are based around music that Ramani had started writing in high school back in her hometown of Brooklyn. With the help of Jesse Brotter (bass), Brian Aronow (synth, keys, saxophone), and Jonathan Gilad (drums), the band was able to release two EPs featuring Ramani’s music. The release of their self-entitled EP in 2016 and then the subsequent Locket in 2017 caused their streaming count to rise, cementing them as an indie rock staple. 

The release of Jinx received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Songs like Ghostride emphasize what this band is all about. Ramani’s simple but captivating vocals mixed with spacey guitar and synth come together to form a truly decadent track. The track Fall Down almost feels hypnotic, with its repetitive drumbeat and guitar licks that entrance the listener. This album has brought a lot to their live performances and will be exciting to experience in person. 

Crumb will be hitting the Majestic on Thursday, November 7th for a WSUM sponsored show. Music fans from all over Madison will not want to miss experiencing one of the most psychedelic shows of the year.