Indie Abuse

Beloved purveyors of indie rock for grandmas, The Shins, have had their shiny image mussed with this blog entry from onetime Next Top Model contestant Elyse Sewell:

On the drive home (home?) from Albuquerque to Portland, my ex-boyfriend got shitfaced and roughed me up in a Sacramento hotel. I escaped from the room through a blitzkrieg of violence and talked to hotel security, who called the fuzz.

Sewell’s “ex-boyfriend” is Martin Crandall, keyboardist for the easy-to-like band made famous by the equally easy-to-like Garden State.

When police arrived, Sewell and Crandall both pressed charges. Crandall remains in jail, unable to post the $25,000 bail. (Nice band mates!)

Jan 7, 2008 · Link · 12 Responses
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Comments (12)

No. 1 yvonen says:

I think you’ve made a typo - its Crandall that wasn’t able to post bail, not Sewell :)

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 9:30 am
No. 2 ShiteousStyle says:

I love Elyse. She was awesome on Top Model and should have won that shit. She’s been doing a lot of modeling in Asia and is huge there.

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 9:35 am
No. 3 Lisa#1 says:

One time, when I was like 12, we were driving back up to NY to visit family (we had just moved.) Anyhow, my dad, at some point, said, “look out for the fuzz.” I almost peed myself laughing so hard. So anyways Elyse talks like my dad.

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 10:17 am
No. 4 playla says:

“blitzkrieg of violence”

Did your dad ever, ever say anything this awesome, Lisa?

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 10:20 am
No. 5 Lisa#1 says:

Unfortunately, no. Maybe that can be the Shins next single? Well, maybe a sideproject because BoV sounds metal as hell.

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 10:26 am
No. 6 playla says:

The Shins side project:

Precious Metal

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 10:52 am
No. 7 Lisa#1 says:

Screw the Shins, I am so starting a band named Precious Metal. First single will still be “Blitzkrieg of Violence.” Playla, can you play anything?

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 11:46 am
No. 8 playla says:


Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 12:03 pm
No. 9 janice says:

That is a freakishly long arm.

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 12:05 pm
No. 10 playla says:

It’s a “phantom limb” moments after “fighting in sack.”

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm
No. 11 Lisa#1 says:

Playla: is it at least a theremin of death and/or destruction?

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm
No. 12 playla says:

Yep, it’s a theremin made from the bones of murdered children…got it on ebay.

Posted: Jan 7, 2008 at 12:16 pm
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