What can I say about my new favorite band except that every track is a gem. This EP is no exception. It's music that takes me back to classic punk pop from the late 1970's and early 80's. I love this stuff and can't wait for more.
Favorite track: Jacaranda.
"This is a flaming kiss of distorted passion, and a well needed piece of electric escapism." - The Big Takeover
"This is so fun to listen too! Another great Rum Bar release." - loyal fan and estimable customer, Medford Jim
"With meteorological spring less than two weeks away, it's by no means too soon to start daydreaming about lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun, and frolicking with sea creatures. Equal parts punk, pop, surf, and rock and roll, Hayley and the Crushers never fail to deliver the soundtrack to eternal summer. Pop Fun Sized into your car CD player, and you'll have sunshine on even the most dismal day!" - Faster And Louder
"Hayley and the Crushers are able to make music that blends pop and punk in an utmost way." - WoNo Blog
"After one look at this, you know what Hayley And The Crushers are going to do. They are music for people who look on the bright side (literally) they are the soundtrack to the explosion at the Skittles factory, they are a day-glo slice of fun in a wicked world." - Maximum Volume Music
"For the uninitiated, I urge you to familiarize yourself with Hayley and the Crushers. They know how to do it and do it right, while enjoying themselves, all along the way. With gripping hooks and colorful looks they prove it without question. Check out their music videos if you need more proof. Highly contagious and infectious, with no known cure. Exactly what we need to get us through these days. Be very generous with the volume and Welcome to the 'Crusherverse'."
- "Boris" Boden (aka The Secret Weapon on Woody Radio)
"This band remind me of their Californian forebears The GoGo’s, with a great mix of punk, pop, new wave, surf and glam. Great melodic hooks and vocal harmonies compare-and-contrast perfectly alongside fuzzy guitars and a pounding rhythm section." - Fear And Loathing
"Church of Flag" is one of the "punkest" tracks Hayley and the Crushers have ever done. And I love it! It captures the excitement of first discovering punk rock and how you may or may not hold on to that feeling as you grow up and grow old. That's a timeless theme in our world, and "Church of Flag" will be tremendously inspiring to all of you who are still keeping the faith." - Faster And Louder
""Church of Flag" is this glorious mixture of power pop, pop punk, and glam rock. It sounds as if Letters to Cleo leaned more heavily into influences like the Ramones and Blondie and tried to get on the Warped Tour back in the 90's. It's dripping with attitude and fun, and is one of the catchiest rock songs we've heard so far this year." - If It's Too Loud
"Band of the Year 2020 - Hayley and the Crushers
If there was one particular band that almost saved 2020, it was Hayley and the Crushers. This band had my #2 album and my #2 single of the year in addition to releasing the awesome "Church of Flag" single earlier this month. This was certainly not the happiest year, but there's always hope when you take up residence in the Crusherverse." - Lord Rutledge, Faster And Louder
One part punk-pop, one part sunny surf, all "poolside glitter trash," San Luis Obispo, California's Hayley and the Crushers offer up a tsunami of bold, bad girl fun. Fizzy, frothy, and still a little dangerous, be careful just how far you paddle out. There's blood in the water and the mermaids in this part of the Crusherverse are known to nibble.
"Fun Sized" ie: A snackable treat! 2020 wasn’t fun” by any measure, but that didn’t stop California's Hayley and the Crushers from bringing their sunniest, most infectious tunes to the world. Sticky hooks, surfy beats and soda-fueled sing-along moments ensued, transforming living rooms into dance floors, bedrooms into beach parties. Enjoy this perfectly- portioned snack, a Rum Bar exclusive! Featuring a half dozen of the band's best 2020 hits never before collected onto one high fidelity coast- er-shaped compact disc! Comes with handsome mini poster!
released February 19, 2021
Hayley and the Crushers are:
Hayley Crusher Cain - vocals and guitar
Dr. Cain, ESQ - Bass
Action Ben Cabreana - drums tracks 4,5.
Dougie Tangent - drums tracks 1,2,3.
Gab Usery - drums track 6.
Jacaranda, Angelyne, and Church of Flag recorded and mixed by Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios St. Louis, MO.
Kiss Me So I Can, Water on Glass recorded and mixed by Bart Thurber at House of Faith Studio Oakland, CA.
Suzie is a Headbanger recorded by Reid Cain and Gab Usery. Mixed at Encapsulated Studios.
Water on Glass by Ricky Wilde, Marty Wilde)
Suzie is a Headbanger by Ramones)
These are four of my favorite tracks and I am blown away by your talent and musicianship!
Wish there was enough room on your debut album to include these four songs and Claudia Kishi (another fave!). krmarcus06
so young, so talented, these guys can do anything. many bangers, fav song is "growing up"! This music makes me happy! Great team of 4 unique talents collaborating equally on an excellent vision that is perfectly executed! Ups to dad producer for clean, uncluttered luscious sound. Don't let anyone change your voice! Thor - God of Thunder. overlord7777