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Vanity Crash / Press

“One of the only bands on the local circuit that keeps the glam rock flame burning brightly, Vanity Crash has been going strong for a decade now, pumping out good, gritty records with regularity. Once the house band for a local production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the group plays up the theatrics on this fine EP. It's a much more accessible (and light-hearted) offering than last year's weighty Yours Justice, a concept album about a serial killer. Their cover of the Zombies' "She's Not There" comes complete with British accents and the punky "Happy Anniversary" has a Ramones-like charm to it. With its sneering vocals and "Never Coming Up" has a real psychedelic edge to it and the album closer "Restraints" is so heavy, it borders on stoner rock. The call-response vocals in the title track will really resonate when the band plays the tune live. Another solid effort from a veteran band.”

“Ten Local Bands to Watch Vanity Crash is a splashy addition to the area’s music scene.”

Anastasia Pantsios - Cleveland Free Times

“Vanity Crash: Glitz for the Music World - It’s amazing that a band so new can have as faithful of a following as they do.”

Lee Barrish - North Coast Voice Magazine

“Pirates Cove Show Review - Vanity Crash further wrecked the brains of the unsuspecting crowd with their scorching interpretation of 70s glam rock, completing their homage with fantastic stage attire and a garnishment of boas and panties which decorated the microphone standthe group’s audience was insatiable, further ensuring the panties that dangled from the microphone would need to be changed by the end of the night.”

Alana Mileras - North Coast Voice Magazine

“A Night at the Theater – Show Review - Vanity Crash took the stage next for a high-intensity set of tunes that featured driving rhythms, spiraling guitars and the amusing rock-star antics.”

Anastasia Pantsios - Cleveland Free Times

“Vanity Crash may be the most self-assured band in Cleveland. Of course, a healthy amount of confidence is required when smothering oneself in feather boas, fishnets, and form-fitting leopard-print tops. But Vanity Crash's sound is just as cocksure as its haughty come-ons and Velvet Goldmine stage garb. The best bands of their type temper superficiality with sincerity. While there's plenty of songs here about gals who like to be tied to the bed and such, there's also earnest tunes about the value of social protest, like the album-opening "Come Forward." Sure, these dudes are high on themselves, but like their pleather trousers, they wear arrogance well.”

Scene Magazine