Crooked Coast was formed in the summer of 2012 by Cape Cod natives Luke Vose, John McNamara, Ben Elder and Charles Walton. They distilled their hometown’s celebratory summers and harsh winters into the album “Thanks for the Memories” with infectious hooks, sweaty dance floor rhythms, big guitars and word play both gut wrenching and wry.
For two years they toured the East Coast playing festivals, clubs, bars and colleges. They had the opportunity to share the stage with acts like Barrington Levy, Guster, Everlast and others. As well as music they also conceptualized and self produced music videos and turned their band merchandise into a budding streatwear line.
In 2015 they released the album Wildlife. Capenews.net described it as, “an album that pops with wild swagger.” Wildlife is the sound of a band that has grown together. The production is polished but the songs are brash. Driven by Walton and Elder’s thunderous rhythm section, McNamara’s full throated rock ’n roll howl and Vose’s raw nerve, heart on the sleeve rap/singing volley back and forth over blistering guitar hooks and instantly catchy choruses.
The lead single “Go Back” is a tipsy trip down memory lane laid over hip hop rhythms, an anthemic chorus and a shout along hook that has live audiences screaming at their shows.
Pixy 103 radio DJ Lori Lori quickly picked up the song saying, “I had to play them. It’s has a very catchy melody that will keep you singing long after you hear it. The music, the voices and the energy make this album one to own for sure!”
They filmed a music video for “Go Back” with director Nicholas Santos in NYC and Cape Cod capturing the energy of a band on the verge.
2015 saw the band touring both the east and west coast.
The band continues to pave their own road to success with bold music, visual art and explosive live shows.