Before setting out on his own musical vibration, first recording under his own name then adopting the moniker Seance Crasher, Portland songwriter Kevin Rafn spent years playing in various other local indie bands, including the psychedelic pop favorites Wampire.
Over the past three years, Seance Crasher has released four EPs and undergone a couple growth spurts, first adding Kevin’s older brother Daniel to help with arrangements, then adding a full band (currently consisting of Eric Phipps of Wampire on bass and Kaleb Shields of Haste and My Body on drums) for live performance.
On Wednesday, Seance Crasher will release their first full length album, Basement Behavior, a succinct 35 minutes broken into 10 tracks of analog tone and off-kilter but punchy pop rock and roll songs, in a similar vein as Rundgren or Nilsson. Produced and recorded with the help of distinguished drummer and engineer Riley Geare, the album is being released on Resurrection Records. Ahead of Wednesday’s release, Noise & Color is pleased to premiere Basement Behavior in its entirety, streaming below.
See Seance Crasher live Wednesday night (8.31) at Holocene for the release celebration of Basement Behavior, along with Jackson Boone and Wave Action. (event page)