Canadian rock veterans Econoline Crush, helmed by inimitable frontman Trevor Hurst, are back! Recording their first full-length album in over a decade, and releasing singles to the world during a global pandemic, nothing will stop Econoline Crush. The rock alumni are ready to hit the stage again with an arsenal of new songs, a modern take on their signature sound, and fresh takes on their chart topping hits. The upcoming documentary film Flatlander sheds a light on what the singer has been doing in the years between live performances and songwriting. It’s an admirable journey from a man who has toured with Alice Cooper, opened for KISS at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and headlined his own tours, but Trevor Hurst is now also a registered psychiatric nurse. Reconciling the pursuit of rock stardom with the desire to connect with people and make a difference, Hurst and Econoline Crush are reemerging a revitalized band, with a deeper sense of purpose. The sound of Econoline Crush is still there, but it’s shifted in direction with their latest effort. “There’s still the industrial sound,” says Trevor, “but it’s drifted towards more modern rock, and at the same time a more organic direction. The songs and their messages are taking a lead role.” Able to adapt, the band is a full-on rock assault with both gritty guitars, and searing electronica, but acoustic, soulful rock is also on the table. In a new era of production as well, Hurst has found with internationally recognized songwriter and producer Ian Smith on the new record, whose vast experience across multiple genres and special attention to detail has allowed Hurst to grow as a songwriter. On the latest efforts by the band, Hurst says “I realized what a great gift was bestowed upon us as a band and as individuals, to have this ability to make music and to entertain. I don’t take this for granted. That’s why everybody in the band feels this is not an opportunity to waste.” HIGHLIGHTS: • Formed in 1992, EC released 4 albums on EMI Music Canada between 1994-2001 including the platinum- selling, JUNO-nominated The Devil You Know (1997) • Frontman Trevor Hurst formed Hurst with ex-Collective Soul guitarist Ross Childress, releasing 2005’s Wanderlust EP • Twice-nominated for a JUNO and performed on the JUNOs in 1998 • Released independent EC albums Ignite (2008), and The People Have Spoken, Vol. 1 (2011). • Song placements on Melrose Place, Psi Factor, and ESPN, and Sony PlayStation game Sled Storm • Shared stages with Alice Cooper, KISS, Foo Fighters, Green Day, The Tea Party, Young Gods, Die Krupps, Stabbing Westward, Buck Cherry, 3Doors Down etc. • Current core band members are Trevor Hurst (vocals/ lyrics), Ziggy Sigmund (guitars, 1997-2002, 2009-present), drummer Dayvid Swart (Todd Kerns Band), and bassist Troy Zak (Bishops Green).
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