Crunk Witch is an electro-pop duo from Presque Isle, ME. The band was formed in 2009 by married couple Brandon Miles and Hannah Colleen.
"One of the best bands from Maine."
- Paste Magazine
"A big sound showcasing a mastery of production and vocal fireworks."
- The Big Takeover
"Crunk Witch are dramatic in all the right ways. Silly, sincere, and wholly invested."
- Portland Phoenix
"The most energetic live show I've seen in years"
- DC Underground
Their music is a blend of pop, rock, chiptune, and various electronic genres. Many of their lyrics are set in a science fiction reality and involve themes of adventure and romance. The group spends nearly half a year playing shows across the U.S. at a variety of venues including comic-cons, arcades, festivals, and bars. To date, Crunk Witch has released three full length albums. Their latest release, Heartbeats in Hyperspace (2014), sold over 2,500 copies in it's first week. As of 2017, Crunk Witch has sold over 30,000 albums and singles worldwide as an independent act.
Ceschi Ramos is a rapper and singer from New Haven, Connecticut who has been hopping genres and spilling guts for the better part of two decades.He has been seen outside venues at 3am in Germany playing an acoustic guitar and singing to people that didn’t want the show to end. He has written poems to fans from behind bars whilst locked up on bogus marijuana charges. He has suffered a spiral fracture of the humerus while arm wrestling a marine in Hawaii. He has recorded with and toured alongside some of independent rap music’s most influential figures, including Sage Francis, Busdriver and Astronautalis. He has been in bands described as hardcore, crunk rap, lo-fi synth pop, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap. He has crafted abstracted and personal narratives mining the depths of depression and heights of hope. He has slept on countless floors when hotels weren’t in the touring budget and lost girlfriends and jobs all for the love of creating and performing.
Ceschi was born with four fingers on his right hand, which served as partial inspiration for the name of his DIY record label, Fake Four, Inc. Those who have worked with him describe Ceschi as one of the most artist-friendly labelheads out there, a rare breed who values art over profit almost to a fault. Since 2008, he has curated a roster of wildly original and critically praised talent and put out albums from the likes of Open Mike Eagle, Buck 65, Sister Crayon and Dark Time Sunshine in addition to his solo records The One Man Band Broke Up and Broken Bone Ballads.
An engaging, theatrical live performer, CeschiRamos has treated entire venues like a stage, viewing the middle of the audience or an empty barstool as good a place as any to perform a soul-baring folk song or tongue-twisting rap track. Ceschi once described himself in song as “a martyr at most… a failure at least” and said that, “In the eyes of history I’ll be no more than a leaf on a tree.” He knows what it is to suffer for his art and is aware that music exploring the ugliness and sorrow of the human condition will always exist on the fringes of a game dominated by disposable escapism and expensive publicists. Yet he still pours everything he has into his craft, and on any given night you can find him tracking vocals at his cousin’s New Haven studio, warmly greeting fans and friends at a dive bar merch booth or rapping double-time in Japan or Europe for audiences that often don’t speak his language, but are able to see the giant heart at the core of it all.
Hailing from the hip hop hotbed of Brooklyn, NY, hip hop (music) entered Dan's life at what some would call "late" for an emcee. It was in high school that he discovered the sounds of some hip hop heavy weights (Wu-Tang, Blackstarr) as well as some underground mainstays ( Aesop Rock, Swollen Members). Always interested in poetry, writing lyrics seemed to be the natural progression. While in college he began to take the art, and craft more seriously. It was at this point in his life he knew he wanted to take on the heavy task of making the creation of music, and art his life's work.
Going on three tours and sharing the stage with the likes of Astronautalis, Ecid, Onewerd, JB Nimble, and Homeboy Sandman Dillinger has taken the proper steps in making this a reality. Inspired by every genre of music from classical to metalcore, Dillinger's music and lyrical content run the gamut of emotion and sound. With an ever present dedication and desire to improve,grow, and hone his craft. After releasing two mixtapes (Follow My Lead '11) (Razors Out '13), and 2016's release of his newest project called "Skinwalker", this won't be the last you'll be hearing from Dan Dillinger.
If Jesus Had Machine Guns
Minimal post punk electronic pop music