Long Islanders Crash the Calm entered the scene in December 2014 after its members had decided to come together with the goals of making meaningful, cathartic music and trying their best to share that art with everyone they could. The five-piece play alternative rock that would fit in with the grunge of Balance & Composure and Superheaven but appeal to the ambient nature of Circa Survive and Moving Mountains. While Crash the Calm are certainly musical veterans--each member has been in multiple bands and composes music constantly--they have a looseness about them that stems from the trust and respect they have for each other, and this breathing room is exactly where they shine and what makes songs like their single “Holes”, "Irish Exit", and "The Ambient Sound of Traffic" stand out amongst their peers.
Crash the Calm recorded their debut album, How’ve You Been?, at VuDu Studios (Hail the Sun, Gates, Glassjaw) with Nick Starrantino, Dom Nastasi & Mike Watts. The album was released on May 19, 2017 on Downport Records.