Press Play: Crumb

Crumb is not another psychedelic indie band to drone in the background for atmosphere. Since the release of their second EP “Locket”, the group has grown a generous following across music streaming platforms. This is no surprise– their intricate blend of jazz, 60s psychedelic, and indie rock is captivating. The buttery vocals from frontwoman Lila Ramani are the centerpiece of Crumb’s alluring sound. Although Ramani’s sedative tone adds to the subdued feel, it cloaks introspective and occasionally haunting lyrics.

The woozy world of Crumb developed further with the release of their debut album “Jinx” in June. Silky synths, warbled guitar, and a simmering sense of anxiety entrance listeners. On the track Ghostride Ramani expresses passive sorrow when dealing with numbness, “The slow beat rocks me back to sleep, keeps me on automatic / pressed my face up close against the glass / I see the people when they pass / they move so automatic”.

 

Crumb is known to accompany their hypnotic songs with equally trippy visuals. In the recent music video for the track Nina, band members venture onto a remote location and undergo unsettling observation from a sinister pursuant camouflaged in a ghillie suit.

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