The Sound

Rainy Day Crush are here to crush your rainy days!

Too catchy to be "indie," too honest to be "pop;" RDC inhabit the wastelands in between. They take their craft seriously without taking themselves too seriously. They are constantly moving forward, no matter how many obstacles are thrown in their path.

The History

Rainy Day Crush started out as The Other Side in the mid-to-late 90s. After one album, countless shows in the bars and back alleys of southeast Wisconsin/northeast Illinois, and encouraging regional success, they focused the lineup and became Rainy Day Crush in 2002.
RDC quickly signed with Skywater Records out of Minneapolis, MN, released their debut LP “Free to Go," and headed out onto the road. They played everywhere they could: Milwaukee’s Summerfest, PrideFest, and Bastille Days, Chicago’s MobFest, Austin’s GoGirlsMusic Fest, Cincinnati’s Chicks Rock Fest, and a headlining spot at Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival; they toured the Midwest and Northeast from New York, Boston, and Washington DC to Texas, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, and all points in between. (Ask nice, and they may even tell you about the “Great Ice Storm Crash of ‘04...”) RDC was named the Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s Best Rock/Alternative Band of the Year. The album’s hit single "Room to Rage" was the most requested song on Eau Claire, WI radio station 109FM "The Wolf" through the winter of ’03/’04.
Internal tension split Rainy Day Crush apart in 2004, and the music was left waiting in the wings for eight years. After a reunion show in 2012, it became obvious that their peculiar brand of songwriting and performance needed to be heard and seen. They picked up the pieces and picked up where they'd left off.

2016 was incredibly challenging for Rainy Day Crush. Lead singer Betsy Ade left immediately after the release of their EP Calamity!, leaving the future once again in doubt. Once again, the band collected themselves and got back to work. A year later, they have emerged from the detritus with new music and more optimism than ever before!

The Here & Now

Rainy Day Crush are currently working on a four song EP of all new music set for release in spring of 2017, and are busy booking shows. 

See you on the road!

For all US media requests, please contact Maggie Denning at Effective Immediately PR: 

Click here for a collection of our recent press.

(L-R) Derek Schattl, Mike Wynn Jr., Matt Specht

Derek (bass)
Derek first picked up the bass in high school, and over the years has performed in a wide variety of musical acts from blues to heavy metal. He also enjoys playing guitar, drums, and the ukulele.  Derek has been involved in a close encounter of the third kind.

Mike (drums)
Mike has been playing music for 25 years. His roots are in rock, jazz, gospel, and R&B. Mike once spent a year living among the chupacabra.

Matt (piano, guitar, vocals)
Matt paints, makes books, publishes poems, drinks coffee, acts, and totally believes in Bigfoot.
listen on bandcamp

subscribe to our newsletter

want to keep up with us? sign up for our newsletter! we wont annoy you, we promise.

we never share your information or use it to spam you.