Crimesterdam

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Crimesterdam
Crimesterdam.jpg
Crimesterdam in 2011. From left to right: Yura Khachatryan, Dave Geodakian, Vladimir Hovhannisyan and Arthur Solakhyan
Background information
OriginYerevan, Armenia
GenresPsychedelic rock, rock and roll
Years active2010 (2010)–2014, 2017-present
LabelsIndie Libertines Records, Rekwired Rekords
Associated actsThe North Avenues
Websitewww.crimesterd.am
MembersArthur Solakhyan
Dave Geodakian
Yura Khachatryan
Vladimir Hovhannisyan
Past membersSargis Shirinyan
George Hovhannisyan
David Olizarenko
Aram Avagyan
Vahe Aharonyan

Crimesterdam is an Armenian rock band from Yerevan. They are known for their rock and roll and psychedelic sound influenced by many bands such as Oasis, Blur, The Beatles, etc. The band is currently on hiatus.

Overview[edit]

Formation[edit]

Crimesterdam was founded in Yerevan in July 2010 by vocalist Arthur Solakhyan and guitarists Sarkis Shirinian and George Hovhannisyan. They played several concerts at local clubs with support from former The North Avenues bassist Dave Geodakian (who joined Crimesterdam in November 2010) and other musicians. Guitarist Yura Khachatryan joins the band in March 2011. The final line-up of Crimesterdam formed in June 2011 when Vladimir Hovhannisyan from Scream of Silence joined the band.[1]

First releases[edit]

In December 2010 Crimesterdam signed to Indie Libertines Records label. They released their debut single Yeah Pappa I'm Smoking under Indie Libertines Records on 14 December, and several weeks later, on 31 January 2011, their acoustic EP, Acoustic for Indie Libertines, came out. It consisted of three songs, two of which are also featured on Mary Wants To Marry EP.

The band released their debut EP Mary Wants To Marry on 28 April 2011.[2][3][4][5] EP was recorded and mixed at Dave Geodakian's home studio.[6]

Later that year, on 3 September, Crimesterdam released Your Russian Wife EP,[7][8] which was preceded with eponymous video.[9]

Debut album[edit]

In October 2011 Crimesterdam started working on their debut full-length album.[1] Their only LP, "Obsolete Modern Retro" was released on 18 June 2012.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Obsolete Modern Retro (18 June 2012)

EPs[edit]

  • Mary Wants To Marry (28 April 2011)
  • Your Russian Wife (3 September 2011)

Singles[edit]

  • Underground Glory (26 March 2012)[10]
  • Friday (As It Starts) / It Is Not Dying (7 May 2012) [11]
  • Bring It On (6 November 2012) [12]
  • An English Breakfast (6 November 2012) [12]

Other[edit]

  • Acoustic For Indie Libertines (31 January 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bio". Crimesterdam. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Indie Libertines". Bravo.am. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Հայկական 3 ռոք խումբ կներկայացնեն իրենց առաջին սկավառակները". Armtown.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  4. ^ "3 հայկական ռոք խումբ 1 օրում ներկայացնելու են իրենց առաջին ձայնագրությունները". Asekose.am. Retrieved 1 February 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Սկսնակ ռոք խմբերը կներկայացնեն իրենց առաջին ձայնագրությունները". Haynews.am. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Crimesterdam to release debut EP Mary Wants To Marry". Rekwired.com. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Crimesterdam to release Your Russian Wife EP on September 3". Rekwired.com. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Crimesterdam ռոք խումբը թողարկել է իր երկրորդ մինի ալբոմը". Lragir.am. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  9. ^ "Crimesterdam – HTC Desire experiment". Rekwired.com. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Listen and download: Crimesterdam new single Underground Glory". 27 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Listen: Crimesterdam new double single". 10 May 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Crimesterdam put their new singles, Bring It On and An English Breakfast, for a free download". 7 November 2012.

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