Crash Parallel

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Crash Parallel
Origin Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Genres Alternative
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Sony BMG Canada
Website crashparallel.com
Members Tim Edwards
Dan Saitua
Gary Rugala
Rob Bezanson
Jon Fedorsen
Past members John Vitellaro

Crash Parallel is a Canadian alternative rock band formed in 2005 in Mississauga who have been compared to Lifehouse, Counting Crows, the Fray, Coldplay, and David Gray. Their debut album, World We Know, was released May 6, 2008 and includes the first single and title track, "World We Know".

History[edit]

Vocalist, Tim Edwards and guitarist, Danny Saitua, started writing songs together in 2004. Though Saitua was unsure if the project would work out, it was soon conspicuous that the two had a similar chemistry and musical direction after writing the song “Long Night Dreaming”, which was later featured on the First Season Finale of the hit drama Falcon Beach on Global TV.[1]

Eventually, Edwards and Saitua were joined by drummer John Vitellaro and bass player Gary Rugala who were drawn by the music that was already written. The quartet garnered an early following through performing local area gigs, including NXNE where the response was outstanding, and led to major buzz for the band at both college and online communities.[2]

The band became a five-piece when they were joined by Rob Bezanson shortly after it was announced that the band had signed a deal with Sony BMG Music Canada.[3]

The band made a cross-country Canadian tour with Moist singer, David Usher, from October 8 to November 7, 2008.

On September 6, they have finished recording for their second album.

In fall 2009, John Vitellaro left the band. Jon Fedorsen joined the band as their new drummer shortly after.

World We Know[edit]

Just days before the release of World We Know, the band hit the No. 1 spot on The Billboard Canadian Emerging Artist Chart.[4] The album was recorded at Chalet Studios in Ontario and produced by Dan Weston (City and Colour, Attack In Black), who also helped co-write “Not That Simple” and “Save Yourself” on the album and mixed by Mark Makoway (Buck 65, Sarah Slean, David Usher, Mat Mays)

The band released a video for the first single and title track, "World We Know", on April 14, 2008.[5] The song and video both reflect powerful imagery and emotion that act as a call to arms that challenges our generation to take action and protect our world. Because of this, the video received media attention surrounding Earth Day 2008.[6]

Band members[edit]

  • Tim Edwards (Vocals, Guitar)
  • Dan Saitua (Guitar)
  • Gary Rugala (Bass)
  • Rob Bezanson (Piano)

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Year Title
2008 World We Know: Digital EP

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. CAN
May 6, 2008 World We Know - -
February 8, 2011 Sunset in Reverse - -

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart
positions
[7][8]
Album
CAN CAN
Hot
AC
2008 "World We Know" 33 11 World We Know
"Long Night Dreaming" - -
"Rain Delays" 80 26
"Don't Let Go" - -
"Casualties of War" - -
2009 "Change the Weather" - - Sunset in Reverse
2010 "Want You More" - -

Music videos[edit]

The band has created three music videos, for "Rain Delays", "World We Know" and "Casualties of War". The music video for "Rain Delays" is a black and white montage of the band performing. The video for "World We Know" features the band playing in front of a screen showing images of the world, and reinforcing some of the song's lyrics. A music video for "Change the Weather" was released in October 2009.

Awards[edit]

  • Canadian Radio Music Awards 2009 - Best New Group of the Year

References[edit]