Edith Crash belongs to no one. Her music—sung in French, Spanish, and English—transcends the international origins of this one-woman band, blended together into one cohesive project. Inspired by dark experimentalism, Crash’s dynamic mix of influence and style is as much of a cross-cultural creation as the singer herself.
Born in France, raised in Spain, and based in Los Angeles, Crash’s songs pull thrilling bits and pieces from dark wave to industrial beats and fuzzed guitars. She was included in the 2016 NPR’s list of favorite SXSW discoveries, and her music was described as “very dark and strange, complimented by her sultry voice.”
Crash’s latest and fourth record, Frenzy, takes a turn towards a more synthesized sound with the help of co-producer Jeff Berner (Psychic TV’s), collaborator Alain Johannes (Queens Of The Stone Age, PJ Harvey, Eleven) and legendary mastering engineer Bernie Grundman (of Prince, Marilyn Manson, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller). Inspired by the vivid energy of the city she lives in, Crash describes the album as “the exploration of an emotional agitation going from extreme euphoria to madness.”
Her previous record Partir combines her impassioned, French singing with thunderously loud guitar playing dedicated to her late mother. Partir was produced by Alain Johannes who recorded Crash’s performance live as a one-woman band at the studios 11AD in LA. Following the release, she toured North America behind the set, drumming and singing her way across the country.
It’s no surprise that Edith Crash’s music has appeared in feature films like the Eli Roth horror film Knock Knock starring Keanu Reeves. The uniquely cinematic quality to her music comes in full-bodied melodies, dramatic vocal delivery, and a penchant for dark folk drama. Crash’s music continues to evolve and adapt, taking on challenges that push the artist into searing emotional territory, alive in every track.
‘Intense French blues exile Edith Crash’
‘That was the great Edith Crash from her album Frenzy, a track called ‘Out Of Sight’.
We’ve been playing a track a week from Edith Crash’s album Frenzy, it’s a great one and I hope you are digging it too! Before Ms Crash was The Stooges.’
“Based in LA by way of France and Spain and somewhere in between Led Zeppelin III and the Cure lies Edith Crash.”
NPR Tiny Desk
‘Edith Crash is a French transplant to L.A. who performs bluesy, folky music that is all very dark and strange, complimented by her sultry voice.’
NPR All Songs Considered (Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments SXSW 2016)
‘At once a bluesy, bloodraw drum-heavy romp, other times a sweet serenade, Edith Crash is a force. You’ve Been Warned.’
Tom Tom Mag
‘Produced by Alain Johannes, “Partir” is folk like Patti Smith folk and blues like PJ Harvey is blues. She performs as a one-woman band, so be prepared for a haunting, yet compelling, set.’
‘Alain Johannes’ stripped down production is pitch-perfect. Partir is relentlessly revealing, personal, and cathartic.’
Coachella Valley Weekly
‘Fiercely passionate, Edith delivers raw, strong, & emotional songs sung in French, Spanish & English. A one woman band creating intense French blues, and melding the folk, punk & blues worlds for a truly one of a kind style. Siouxsie Sioux meets Kurt Cobain in Spain.’
Joshua Tree Music Festival
‘Artiste enragée, elle dévoile à nu des démons qui tourbillonnent comme des papillons de nuit autour de chansons poignantes, magnifiquement produites et intenses. ‘
Rock & Folk
‘Edith Crash regresa con un álbum brillante y poderoso’
La Banda Elastica