The weather isn’t cooperating, so we thought we’d release a video to possibly help warm your hearts:
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Rainy Day Crush are here to crush your rainy days!
Too catchy to be "indie," too honest to be "pop;" RDC inhabit the wastelands in between. They take their craft seriously without taking themselves too seriously. They are constantly moving forward, no matter how many obstacles are thrown in their path.
Rainy Day Crush started out as The Other Side in the mid-to-late 90s. After one album, countless shows in the bars and back alleys of southeast Wisconsin/northeast Illinois, and encouraging regional success, they focused the lineup and became Rainy Day Crush in 2002.
RDC quickly signed with Skywater Records out of Minneapolis, MN, released their debut LP “Free to Go," and headed out onto the road. They played everywhere they could: Milwaukee’s Summerfest, PrideFest, and Bastille Days, Chicago’s MobFest, Austin’s GoGirlsMusic Fest, Cincinnati’s Chicks Rock Fest, and a headlining spot at Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival; they toured the Midwest and Northeast from New York, Boston, and Washington DC to Texas, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, and all points in between. (Ask nice, and they may even tell you about the “Great Ice Storm Crash of ‘04...”) RDC was named the Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s Best Rock/Alternative Band of the Year. The album’s hit single "Room to Rage" was the most requested song on Eau Claire, WI radio station 109FM "The Wolf" through the winter of ’03/’04.
Internal tension split Rainy Day Crush apart in 2004, and the music was left waiting in the wings for eight years. After a reunion show in 2012, they rearranged the lineup and released the Calamity! EP in January of 2016. One week after the release, lead singer Betsy Ade left to start another project. Matt Specht took over singing duties, and RDC released I'm Still Alive.
Rainy Day Crush are currently gigging, writing, and recording new music for release in 2019. Our video for "Bonfires" can be seen here. We've also been licensed for use in over a dozen TV shows.
For all media requests, booking, or any other questions, please contact Matt Specht at firstname.lastname@example.org
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