The CRY!

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WOW! If you had told us that was was a record from 1978 we would have believed you! These kids play pure pop music with punk-ish energy!

With heavy power-pop influences like The Beach Boys, Exploding Hearts, and The Sweet, the band has re-crafted the 2 minute pop song for a new generation. They effortlessly merge 50's style vocal harmonies and the jangle of 60's pop hooks with the raw punkish emotion of the street culture from which they come.

"The bouncing riffs of 'I Think I’m In Love'' it’s kinda like a mix of Thin Lizzy and The Rubinoos, where the guitar melody is supported by the punky vocals of Brian Crace. The influence of The Ramones is all over 'Such A Bore,' as they kick the energy level up a few notches. The music merges the do-wop vocal arrangements of the 50's and jangling hooks of the 60's quite well on 'Sleeping Alone' and 'Be True.' Their perfect blend of styles also works on the melodic “Forget It,” and its my favorite track here.

Each song is quick and many are under 2 minutes long. No misfires here." - Powerpopaholic.com "They channel the obstreperous Buzzcocks/Green Day branch of power pop.

Guitarist Brian Crace possesses crazy dynamics and invention with traces of rockabilly, anthem, and acid. 'Modern Cinderella' sucks you in with a great hook, chiming chords and cheeky backing vocals that veer abruptly into sweet Beach Boys doo wops. 'Waiting Around' sounds like the prom band that only exists in your memory, starting as a 'allad and breaking into a gallop.

Ray Nelsen’s voice drips attitude. Rolling surf drums open “Sleeping Alone,' killer lyrics, killer hook, and lyrical bass. 'I Wanna Know' is one more killer hook-filled cry du coeur with an irresistible shifting rhythm that lets Crase roam. 'Wouldn’t Last,' consciously or not, is a mash-up of 'Jet' and 'Be True To Your School,' touching two of their polestars.

'Such a Bore' could become a generational anthem like “Summertime Blues.” The CRY! have the songs, the chops and the attitude. I could go on but I’d rather listen to the record." - PopGeekHeaven GREAT!!!

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released January 1, 2014

Copyright 2012 "The CRY!"

All songs arranged and performed by The CRY!: Ray Nelsen, Brian Crace, Dave Berkham, Evan "Maus" Mersky

Produced by John "Greybush" Nelsen
Recorded at Red Lantern Studios & Fetish Pop Studios, Portland Oregon
Mastered by Foster Mastering, Portland Oregon

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The CRY! Portland, Oregon

The CRY! Is a band from Portland OR. Founded in 2011, The CRY!’s S/T debut album is in it's fifth pressing and has earned rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Maximum Rock’n’Roll and dozens of other industry sources.

The CRY! recently completed their second full-length LP. Titled "Dangerous Game" is, as one record executive said: "Epic!"
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Track Name: Down In The City
Down In the city
(R. Nelsen, B. Crace)

I've got a feeling coming near me and you can't even hear me
Got a one track mind, can't think clearly
I'm always walking round with my head in a whirl
I'm always walking round with pretty girls

And you, You ain't gonna see my face again
You ain't gonna hear me cry in vain
And my heart wont be destroyed by you
And I'll never ever fall in love again

I’m down in the city and I’m feeling so pretty
I’m a loveless fool no one will be with me
I’m always at the bar with my heart in a glass
Nothing good ever seems to last oh no

You ain't gonna see my face again
You ain't gonna hear me cry in vain
And my heart wont be destroyed by you
And I'll never ever fall in love again

Oh no
No I'll never ever fall in love again
Oh no
No I'll never ever fall in love
No I'll never ever fall in love
No I'll never ever fall in love
No I'll never ever fall in love again
Track Name: Modern Cinderella
Modern Cinderella
(R. Nelsen)

I'm an inner city fella you’re a modern Cinderella
And I've been having wet dreams over you
I've seen the way that you twist and your red lipstick
And I just don’t know what to do

Please girl please, stay with me
Tonight's for lovers like us
And you don’t seem to love like me
So I'm heading home on the bus
Oh no I'm heading home on the bus

I've been having these dreams and plotting these schemes
Over how I'm getting back to you
I've been laying in my bed with you in my head
And now my hand is sore for an hour or two

Please girl please, stay with me
Tonight's for lovers like us
And you don’t seem to love like me
So I'm heading home on the bus
Oh no I'm heading home on the bus

I'm heading home on the bus
Yeah, I'm heading home on the bus

Please girl please, stay with me
Tonight's for lovers like us
But you don’t seem to love like me
So I'm heading home on the bus
Oh no I'm heading home on the bus
Oh no I'm heading home on the bus
Oh no I'm heading home
I'm heading home on the bus
Track Name: Waiting Around
Waiting Around
(R. Nelsen, J. Nelsen)

I won't be waiting around
I won't be waiting around

Saw your picture baby
Looking through my photographs
Told me that you loved me
And that it was made to last

But you don't love me now
You don't want me around
You'll soon find out
What despair is all about

And I won't be waiting around
For when you come
Coming around

You've been gone some time now
And I'm getting over you
I'm just looking for a little lust
In a port in the storm or two

But you don't love me now
You don't want me around
You'll soon find out
What despair is all about

And I won't be waiting around
For when you come
Coming around

But you don't love me now
You don't want me around
You'll soon find out
What despair is all about

And I won't be waiting around
For when you come
Coming around

Waiting around
Track Name: Sleeping Alone
Sleeping Alone
(B. Crace)

Hey baby, well I'm so excited summer's finally come
and all night and day we will be having fun
but lately you've been slowly moving right away from me
you know now I see how lonely love can be

Well, looks like tonight I'm sleeping alone
and it's all because you didn't answer the phone
it's hard to sleep with dreams of you in my head
you know it's cold on the other side of my bed

Hey lady you know I hope you're happy right by your new man
I couldn't see at first but now I understand
it's crazy that just yesterday you were right by my side
you know it tore me up when I found out you lied

Yeah, looks like tonight I'm sleeping alone
and it's all because you wouldn't answer the phone
and I can't sleep with you runnin' round in my head
you know it's cold on the other side of my bed

Babe, looks like tonight I'm sleeping alone
but I don't really care you didn't answer the phone
there's no sleep for me when I'm getting some head
it's still cold on the other side of my bed

Yeah, looks like tonight I'm sleeping alone
and it's all because you wouldn't answer the phone
and I can't sleep with you runnin' round in my head
well you know it's cold on the other side of my bed
Track Name: Forget It
Forget It!
(D. Berkham)

Don't think that those games will work on me now
It's happened so many times I know every step how

Convincing words let me demonstrate
While you lead me and then you take away
My heart

Don't come running, crying back to me girl
You had your bricks and you dropped them all on me girl

Wasting time always on my mind
Cause you kissed me and then you took away
My heart

What was the point in everything you said?
Why can't I get you out of my head?

You stole my heart
Forget about it girl
Track Name: I Think I'm In Love
I Think I'm in Love
(R. Nelsen)

I start losing my breath when I get too close to you
Got me tripping on words and I don't know what to do
But I think I'm gonna take the chance
And ask you out to Fridays dance

Ooh baby I think I'm in love with you
Goin ooh baby I think I'm in love with you

Took my question and answered yes
We danced all night and got no rest
Then we went back to my place yes
Where we sang a different song

Ooh baby I think I'm in love with you
Goin ooh baby I think I'm in love with you

The next morning I woke up late
Tried to take you out on another date
But You'd already gone away
And you were with another man

Ooh baby don't think I'm in love with you
Goin ooh baby don't think I'm in love with you
Track Name: I Wanna Know
I Wanna Know
(R. Nelsen)

When I saw you by the corner store
down on 8th and Main street
I saw you lookin' at me girl
Saw you lookin' at me
And I know that there ain't no time for all these lies now
I'm gonna tell the truth girl
I'm gonna tell the truth

I wanna know know know
I wanna know what you're doin'
Know know know what you're doin' tonight
I wanna wanna wanna wanna hold you baby
I wanna wanna wanna wanna hold you tight

When I saw you with your new boyfriend
It made me cringe yeah
I wanna smash in his face girl
I wanna smash in his face
But I know if I did that again you'll never come back now
And I want you by my side
I want you by mine

I wanna know know know
I wanna know what you're doin'
Know know know what you're doin' tonight
I wanna wanna wanna wanna hold you baby
I wanna wanna wanna wanna hold you tight
Track Name: Be True
Be True
(R. Nelsen, B. Crace, J. Nelsen)

Well I've been waiting for my whole life
And I need to find a girl like you
Now that I've got you I ain't letting go of you
I've been drinking for a couple nights
And I still can't get over you
Told me that you love me but you think that I've been being untrue

So please be true
Be true
Please be true to me now
And don't stray away
Oh no no no

Every time I hear your name it brings me back to the day
That we held each other on the sands of Rockaway
Now I'm sitting here with sand in my ass
And a puppy dog tear in my eye
Told me that you love me but all you do is make me cry

So please be true
Be true
Please be true to me now
And don't stray away
Oh no no no
Track Name: Wouldn't Last
Wouldn’t last
(R. Nelsen, B. Crace)

Watching movies and reading the paper
But I can’t get you out of my mind
Counting seconds on the clock
Like a jailbird doing time

They’re never gonna take
Never gonna take
Never gonna take
Take you away from me

Walking down the streets of Portland
Under the sky's of grey
I'm looking over the water front
Hearing my lover say

They’re never gonna take
Never gonna take
Never gonna take
Take you away from me

Take you away From me girl
Oh no

Fall is gone and you left with it
I knew that it wouldn’t last
It was fun and it was great
But now it’s all in the past

They’re never gonna take
Never gonna take
Never gonna take
Take you away
Never gonna take
Never gonna take
Never take you away from me
Track Name: Alone In The Dark
Alone In the dark
(R. Nelsen)

Nights grew longer and the days got shorter as we walked down the way
Holding hands and skipping stones, never thought it would end this way

But you packed your bags and your moving away
You left me stranded Begging, you wouldn't stay
You wont come back no no no way
And baby I'm alone in the dark

I'm alone
Alone in the dark
I'm alone
Alone in the dark
I'm alone
Alone in the dark
With no one

Since you left things got better there’s new girls coming around
Singing songs and getting drunk Running around the town

And then I saw you right across the street
I smirked, you waved back at me
You’re so sad I'm so happy and baby

Now your alone in the dark

You're alone
Alone in the dark
You're alone
Alone in the dark
You're alone
Alone in the dark
With no one

You packed your bags and you're moving away
You left me stranded begging, you wouldn't stay
You wont come back no no no way
And baby now you're alone in the dark

You're alone
Alone in the dark
You're alone
Alone in the dark
You're alone
Alone in the dark
With no one

You're alone
Alone in the dark
You're alone
Alone in the dark
You're alone
Alone in the dark
With no one
And it's no fun
Track Name: Girl (I Wanna Know Your Name)
Girl
(J. Nelsen)

Girl, I wanna know your name
and do you feel the same way that I do
When I see your face
When I see your face

And girl, I wanna hold your hand
I wanna make a stand with you right now
When I see your face
Your pretty little face

And we've got something here and now
I don't know what it is, I don't know how
We are ever gonna make it through the night

And girl, I wanna know your name
and do you feel the same way that I do
When I see your face
When I see your face

And girl, I wanna hold your hand
I wanna make a stand with you right now
When I see your face
Your pretty little face

And we've got something here and now
I don't know what it is, I don't know how
We are ever gonna make it through the night

Girl
Track Name: Such A Bore
Such A Bore
(R. Nelsen)

Well the days are cold
And everything's the same
Nothing new to do
And nothing new to sing oh yeah

And baby I'm getting sick
Sick of teenage boredom
There's nothing anymore
You're such a bore

Well I'm so tired of being here alone
Boredom's taking over
And I'm sitting by my telephone oh yeah

And baby I'm getting sick
Sick of teenage boredom
There's nothing anymore
You're such a bore

Such a bore now
You're such a bore
You're such a bore now

Don't want you coming around here anymore
Cause you're such a bore

And baby I'm getting sick
Sick of teenage boredom
There's nothing anymore
You're such a bore