The Great Crusades

Rock from Chicago

The Great Crusades join the Blue Rose Records family

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014

More big news for The Great Crusades! We’re now part of the Blue Rose family! Welcome to Blue Rose: THE GREAT CRUSADES We are proud to announce the addition of Chicago’s own THE GREAT CRUSADES to the Blue Rose family! After the band’s inception in 1998, the four-piece (featuring singer, songwriter and guitarist Brian Krumm, bassist Brian Hunt, drummer Christian Moder and multi-instrumentalist Brian Leach) has released seven albums, six on the German Glitterhouse label. Now, the band members are putting the final touches on what will be their eighth studio release, Thieves of Chicago. The Great Crusades will join such respected label mates as the Bottle Rockets, Cracker, and Sons of Bill when Blue Rose issues the album in Spring 2014, to be followed by a North American release. Boxing Clever Records (St. Louis, Missouri) will also release a limited edition seven-inch single featuring the Great Crusades in early...

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Shows!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014

Here’s the first big news of 2014 for the GCs–Live Shows! Sat., Feb. 8, House of Blues (VooDoo Lounge), West Hollywood, CA Fri., Feb. 21, Martyrs’, Chicago, IL (with Kentucky Knife Fight and Secret Colours) Sat., March 15, Plush, St. Louis, MO (with Dana Anderson and Planeausters). More announcements coming to you soon!

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Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013

Here’s to a happy happy holiday season and a new year filled with rockin’ good...

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Vinyl release on Boxing Clever Records

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

We’ve teamed up with St. Louis’ Boxing Clever Records for a vinyl release. We’re joined by our good friends The Planeausters. Check out their custom player and fill your ears with new music by their featured artists. All songs are music snob approved for your listening pleasure.

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New website!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

Welcome to our new website. Lots going on in Crusadesville these days. A new recording is nearing completion and a European tour is in the works, so it made sense to create a shiny new home for all the activity. And the new site is mobile-friendly so you can keep up on al the details while on the go.

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Release #8 in the works!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

We’re hard at work on release #8. There are more than a dozen songs in the hopper and sparks for at least a few more. We’ve been spending late nights in the studio working on a recording that is our most ambitious yet. Many of our friends are stopping by to add horns, pedal steel, vocals and encouragement…and hearing a beer or two with us. The songs range from classic GC rockers to soundscapes of layered percussive textures; we even took a swipe at reimagining a Beck song. We are tentatively shooting for a Spring 2014 release with a European tour to...

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