The Crystal Casino Band (Photo courtesy the band)
The Crystal Casino Band — Pete Stevens (guitar, vocals), Joey Mamlin (drums), Jarrod Hendricks (guitar), Jordan Mullaney (bass) — officially celebrate the release of Maryland House, their new album, on Thursday, Feb. 9, with a headlining show at the 9:30 Club.
The Crystal Casino Band, a DC indie rock group formed in 2015 by friends at The George Washington University, recently released the official music video for their single “City That Sleeps.” The new video, directed by Maura Fallon, perfectly encapsulates the essence of the song, which highlights the transient nature of the people who call Washington, DC, their home and its effect on their relationships with those they are close with romantically, written and sung by the band’s guitarist Jarrod Hendricks.
“We’re excited to share the official music video for ‘City That Sleeps,’ which focuses on the second verse’s vignette of Emily and Jane,” Jarrod said. “Their close friendship harbors deeper emotions than those of a platonic nature for Jane and she struggles how to confess these feelings to Emily, all the while daydreaming of what their life could be like together.”
Watch the official music video for “City That Sleeps” by The Crystal Casino Band on YouTube:
Set for release on Jan. 27, Maryland House, The Crystal Casino Band’s most complex and varietal album to date, is a winding journey with unexpected turns that showcases their love for the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area and pays homage to their lives as young adults throughout a 13-song indie rock-leaning experience. The new album, produced by Kyle Downes and Jay Nemeyer (Color Palatte), showcases the artistic growth TCCB has undergone since the release of their 2021 album, Not About You, and is unlike anything the four-piece has done before.
Maryland House, named for the band’s favorite rest stop along I-95, is the first TCCB record featuring each member on lead vocals as well as a variety of instruments including trumpet, ukulele, mandolin, and harmonica.
The Crystal Casino Band
W/ Jeff Draco
Thursday, Feb. 9
Doors @ 7pm