KCRW’s Private Playlist: Edith Crash

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Edith Crash is the nom du disque of Carole Sabouraud, a composer, producer, and songwriter originally hailing from Perpignan, France. Sabouraud moved to Spain as a teenager and began playing in bands and composing for films and documentaries. She adopted the Edith Crash moniker upon moving to LA in 2013. Here she met producer and multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey, Eleven), with whom she recorded 2015’s “Partir,” dedicated to her late mother. NPR caught Crash’s 2016 performance at SXSW and hailed her “bluesy, folky music,” calling it “very dark and strange.” Crash signed to Light in the Attic Records in 2019 and released “Frenzy,” her most recent album, co-produced with Jeff Berner (Psychic TV, Tony Conrad, Boy George). She filmed the video for her song “Running” on the grounds of DTLA’s famed underground haunt, The Smell. KCRW’s own Henry Rollins hailed the album as “super cool.” Last year, Sabouraud released her first album under her own name, a self-described “epic trailer album” titled “Suture.” And in 2021, she joined the mentorship program of the Alliance for Women Film Composers under the guidance of Emmy-nominated composer Miriam Cutler (“RBG,” “Dark Money”).