“Inspired by life in the city of Seattle, ‘Vagabonds,’ the title track of The Classic Crime’s 2010 album, is a cheeky response to the perils of materialism, suggesting that simplicity is synonymous with generosity,” vocalist/guitarist Matt MacDonald told PureVolume.com. “In true DIY spirit, TCC borrows friends, fans, and strangers, using Seattle as the backdrop, to help bring this acoustic re-arrangement of the song ‘Vagabonds’ from WWDV1 to the screen. Directed, shot, and edited by the band’s own guitar player, Robbie Negrin.”
Featuring a mix of both acoustic and rearranged versions of fan and band favorites, WWDV1 released last month on BC Music. It can be purchased online via iTunes, Amazon.com and the BadChristian web-store, as well as physical retailers like FYE and more.
The album is currently streaming in its entirety here.
What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited is an anniversary album that highlights the first 10 years of music from The Classic Crime. The band’s signature sound, which was born in Seattle and raised on the Interstate Highway System, is well suited for the acoustic treatment, and fans have responded in force, crowd-funding over 336% of WWDV1‘s initial budget goal.
“This has been a huge process that has spanned over a year from conception to completion,” said MacDonald. “WWDV1 started out as a simple acoustic idea, but due to the overwhelming support we received, it became so much more. Most albums we’ve released with some level of fear, but this is one we are excited to give back to those who funded it.”
The Classic Crime will support the new album with a handful of November tour dates alongside headliner, Emery, and Artifex Pereo. VIP tickets are on sale now here, including a special full band Emery acoustic set, meet and greet experience and more. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.
1. All the Memories (Revisited)
2. You and Me Both (Revisited)
3. Salt in the Snow (Revisited)
4. We All Look Elsewhere (Revisited)
5. Vagabonds (Revisited)
6. The Coldest Heart (Revisited)
7. My Name (Revisited)
8. Who Needs Air (Acoustic Version)
9. Beautiful Darkside (Revisited)
10. God and Drugs (Revisited)
11. Headlights (Acoustic Version)
12. The Fight (Acoustic Version)
13. Selfish (Bonus Track) [Live in Studio]
14. Where Did You Go (Bonus Track)
The Classic Crime formed in Seattle, Wash. in 2003 and has toured the U.S., Canada, and Australia since 2004. The band has headlined countless nation-wide tours and spent time on the road with artists such as MxPx, Relient K, Mest, Anberlin, The Rocket Summer, and Emery, as well as two summers on the Vans Warped Tour with the likes of Katy Perry, Rise Against, and Underoath. The Classic Crime has debuted at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers list, and cracked the Top 200 on all four of its full-length albums.
Stay tuned for more information on The Classic Crime, What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited and BadChristian.