|Photo by Thomas Ignatius|
Our favorite San Luis Obispo based melodic punks are back with new music! Hayley and the Crushers' latest single is the smoothest, most mainstream track we've heard from them so far, which isn't a bad thing. "Cul-de-Sac" is inspired by Ira Levin's 1972 book The Stepford Wives, so listening to it makes you very cultured. It's a mid-tempo alt-rock song that leans very heavily into pop territory but somehow still keeps that punk edge you want from Hayley and the Crushers. As lots of our favorite punk and rock bands start to edge into the world of pop with varying levels of success, they should take not of "Cul-de-Sac." This is how you do it right!
Hayley Crusher Cain says of the new song:
“Sure, we've let some muscles atrophy during COVID-19, but other parts of our music have deepened in surprising ways. 'Cul-de-Sac' represents our dive into the deep end of the pool. There is post traumatic growth to all of this. And there is always a reason to dance, to laugh and to spread joy.”
You can watch the video for "Cul-de-Sac" below. The song is available as a single via Kitten Robot Records. You can purchase/save the song here. For more on Hayley and the Crushers, check out the band's website.