The Big Sonic Heaven 7 is 7 questions we ask our favorite bands.This time we asked Crystal Canyon...

1. Where are you from/based?
Portland, Maine.

2. Give us a brief history of the band.
The band played our first show in 2016. Lynda and Todd decided to form a shoegaze band after Todd heard Lynda
sing backups when she was in his studio with her other group, Tiger Bomb. Todd already had a rhythm section ready to go with Jeremy Smith (bass) and Hayes Porterfield (drums). Their first self-titled independently released album came out in January 2018.

3. What are your influences and/or describe your sound.
Shoegaze, bliss-pop, dream-pop, rock. Influences: Lush, Joni Mitchell, Medicine, A.C. Marias, The Cardigans, Ornette Coleman, Smashing Pumpkins, VU, MBV.

4. What is your current release? Tell us about it.
Yours with Affection and Sorrow is our second album, released this year (2021) on Repeating Cloud. Currently getting great airplay worldwide (thank you Big Sonic Heaven!!)

5. Tell us something funny or shocking about the band.
Todd smashes at least one guitar on stage at every show. When you see Crystal Canyon live, you get a show. Visuals, backing tracks, many different guitar changes, sonic volumes, etc..

6. What’s the best thing about being in a band?
Writing original songs

7. What’s next? Are you touring?
Not touring at the moment. We are in pre-production and writing songs for our next record.

Darren Revell
Big Sonic Heaven Radio

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