For our September Band of The Month run, Crave hosted The Dead Ships at United Recording in Hollywood, the legendary recording studio complex. An astonishing recording history fills the space, with the original incarnation hosting Frank Sinatra’s entire Reprise recordings sessions, in addition to Elvis, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and countless others. More recently, the complex hosted album sessions for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, Rage Against The Machine, The Mars Volta, Weezer and so many more.
A little bit Strokes & a little Black Keys, singer-guitarist Devlin McCluskey and bandmates Alex Moore and Christopher Spindelilus made a strong first impression with their 2012 debut Electric Ahab – which led to a collaboration with Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, who captured the band’s live blues-built intensity on record through the guitar-driven EP1. This material comprised the performances in their run as the Band of The Month for September, with the impassioned intensity of “Tomorrow’s Crashes” and “Big Quiet,” as well as the captivating Americana of “Citycide”.
Check out our interview with the trio below, in which the guys discuss how the band came to be, the experience of working with Canning and the road ahead: