Crimesterdam were an Armenian rock band from Yerevan. They are known for their rock'n'roll and psychedelic sound influenced by many bands such as Oasis, Blur, The Beatles, etc.
Crimesterdam was founded in Yerevan in 2010 by vocalist Arthur Solakhyan and guitarists Sarkis Shirinian and George Hovhannisyan. They played several concerts at local clubs with support from former The North Avenues bassist Dave Geodakian (who joined Crimesterdam in November of 2010) and other musicians. Guitarist Yura Khachatryan joins the band in March, 2011. The final line-up of Crimesterdam formed in June of 2011 when Vladimir Hovhannisyan from Scream Of Silence joined the band.
In December of 2010 Crimesterdam signed to Indie Libertines Records label. They released their debut single Yeah Pappa I’m Smoking under Indie Libertines Records on December 14, and several weeks later, on January 31 of 2011, their acoustic EP, Acoustic for Indie Libertines, came out. It consisted of three songs, two of which are also featured on Mary Wants To Marry EP.
The band released their debut EP Mary Wants To Marry on April 28, 2011. EP was recorded and mixed at Dave Geodakian’s home studio.
Later that year, on September 3, Crimesterdam released Your Russian Wife EP, which was preceded with eponymous video.
In October of 2011 Crimesterdam started working on their debut full-length album. Band's only album, Obsolete Modern Retro, was released on June 18th, 2012.
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