HAYLEY AND THE CRUSHERS – “CLICK AND ACT NOW”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE
Helmed by husband-and-wife team guitarist Hayley Crusher Cain and bass player Dr. Cain ESQ, the California power trio is guided by sonic contradiction: 60s girl group sensibilities meet grinding rock n roll heat; shimmering radio-ready melodies retain an endearingly quirky vibe. A peek inside the Cains’ record collection reveals the breadth of the band’s musical maximalism: classic country greats like Waylon Jennings mingle with 60s exotica, ABBA, crust, and—a shared favorite of the couple—1990s Bay Area punk. Signed to New Wave icon Josie Cotton’s Kitten Robot Records in 2021, Hayley and the Crushers have already released two previous singles on the label this year – June’s ranging moody anti-ballad “Cul De Sac” and August’s fizzy, light-hearted summer fun “She Drives”. The tracks were produced by legendary punk producer Paul Roessler (TSOL, Josie Cotton, Richie Ramone) at New Wave icon Josie Cotton’s Robot Kitten Studios in LA and mastered by Mass Giorgini (Anti-Flag, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio) at Sonic Iguana Studios. Hayley and the Crushers unannounced eclectic third full-length album will be released in spring 2022.
“We laugh a lot and don’t try to take ourselves too seriously all the time, and this song totally reflects that vibe. When it comes to straight ahead punk with a pop element, that’s my bread and butter—that’s what truly made me pick up a guitar as a young kid. We share a love for that kind of high energy music. So, when he came to me with this really punky riff I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the vocal. The result is a song that’s confrontational but with a little wink.”
Hayley and the Crushers
(Kitten Robot Records)
Release Date: November 2, 2021