Catalytic Conversion (2013)

by Crown Larks

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“… a record at once wild, droney, delicate, fierce, melodic, complex and raw. That's a mess of contradictions, but Crown Larks managed to blend them all to center, the result being a beautifully crafted debut.” - Windy City Rock

“Crown Larks’ sound is reminiscent of stepping into the daylight with a head-pulsing hangover: a disorienting lo-fi haze with loud monotonous vocals. Their latest album leads through a sort of psych rock day trip, occasionally in the vein of The Doors, and at other moments in Thee Oh Sees’ territory… Why we love them: Crown Larks push the concept of lo-fi into a thick and mushy psychedelic mess without losing an intricately layered depth of sound. With their interesting choice of instrumentals (like their melancholy, ‘Rhapsody in Blue’-style clarinet solo in the opening of “Aquarium“), smooth track transitions, and solid production, the foursome assert their uniqueness in the local psych scene.” - Local Loop Chicago

“… full of contradictions that should have probably resulted in a terrible listening experience but in the hands of Crown Larks turned into something really unique and enjoyable.” - Midwest Action Top 10 of 2013

“… essentially one continuous piece of music that changes wildly from the muffled acoustic beginning, through (deliberately) messy guitar sections, to the addition of organ and brass and a change of tempo, to the almost lo-fi alt-rock section and the inevitable pure prog-rock finale where they all get to pretend they're in Emerson, Lake & Palmer for a few minutes. It's not indulgent though, and the screamed vocals over the noodling organ, rampant guitars and brass instruments that sound as though they're being violated in some way, give a much more up-to-date feel.” - The Sound of Confusion

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released 05 July 2013

Lorraine Bailey – keys, clarinet, flute
Jack Bouboushian – guitar, vocals, bass
Bill Miller – drums
Chris Boonenberg – saxophone, zither, bass, keys

Tracks 1-6 recorded and mixed by Brian J Sulpizio and Crown Larks at the factory building, Chicago, March – April 2013. Track 7 recorded in 2206 basement June 2013.

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Crown Larks Chicago, Illinois

Looking for someone to put out our debut full-length, ready for release... heavy grooves // harsh noise // subtle whispers // free jazzish chaos with improv // damaged outbursts // tangled polyrhthms // fuzzy drones // personal songs // twisted Americana.

We've done ~100 shows in the past year and wanna do more.

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