Washington, DC based alternative rock band Crashing Atlas have released the title track, “Ascend”, from their forthcoming album of the same name, due out 9/22. The concept behind Ascend is about being in an unpleasant situation while remaining aware that there is a  Utopian type place that one could escape to if so desired. The title track is about breaking free of that negative situation, whether it be a bad relationship, drug use or depression, and rising above it.

The band has been rising in the ranks, opening for mainstream artists like Chris Daughtry and Mag!c as well as hitting the Ernie Ball Stage at Warped Tour. With the support of Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), engineer Taylor Larson (From First To Last, Veil of Maya, I See Stars) and producers, Billy Decker (Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean) and Jim DeMain (Elton John, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd), the debut came to fruition.   It also  features Rod Pires (American Wolves) on select tracks.