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Tours: Restorations / Creepoid / The Dirty Nil

RestorationsRestorations, Creepoid and  The Dirty Nil will be heading on tour in the new year.  Restorations continues to support their latest album, LP3, out now on SideOneDummy REecords.

Tour dates are below.

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Creepoid – Dried Out

CreepoidCreepoid has premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “Dried Out” and is set to appear on their upcoming third album, Cemetery Highrise Slum, which is due out June 23, 2015 via Collect Records.

Listen to the new tune below.

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Tour: Creepoid (US & Canada)

CreepoidPhiladelphia noise punks Creepoid have announced a series of tour dates across the US and Canada starting later this month. The tour includes dates with Seahaven, Balance and Composure as well as Against Me! The band’s latest release is their Wet EP which was put out on Record Store Day via Graveface Records.

Full dates below:

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Creepoid Streaming New Single ‘Truth’

CreepoidPhiladelphia noise-mongers Creepoid are streaming, Truth, a track from their upcoming EP Wet due for release on Record Store Day (April 19th) 2014. Wet will be the band’s debut for Graveface Records and will be released as a 12″ featuring 4 tracks and an etched B-side. 

You can check out the stream for Truth here, and the band’s upcoming tour dates are listed below:

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Pouzza Fest IV Announces Final Wave of Bands

Pouzza Fest IVMontreal’s premier punk party Pouzza Fest IV  has announced the final wave of bands joining the bill for the May festival. Adding to the already eclectic mix will be 7 Seconds, Morning Glory, CJ Ramone, The Brains, Mustard Plug, Creepoid as well as some old school emo with Christie Front Drive.

Check out www.pouzzafest.com for full lineup and ticket information.

Creepoid Album Art

Creepoid

Self Titled

No Idea Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Philadelphia’s Creepoid came together in the midst of a snowstorm back in 2009, which is quite apt considering their music could be described as the sonic equivalent of such an event. Just imagine the twin guitars of Sean Miller and Pete Urban IV replacing the swirling winds, liberal use of the distortion effect instead of distorted perspectives and a quiet / loud dynamic perpetrated so effectively by husband and wife ryhthm section Anna(Bass) and Patrick (Drums) Troxell that mimics the eye of the storm cycles. Ok, well maybe that last one is a bit of a stretch, but hopefully you get the point. Creepoid take elements of grunge, 60’s pop, 90’s shoegaze and even a bit of alt-country to create an impressive overall package with their self titled sophomore full length for No Idea Records.

Nadua opens the album in style, taking vocal elements from Nick Cave and Radiohead laid on top of a slow building musical wave which when it finally crescendos down on the proverbial shore it does so with brutally awesome effect. Its an incredible way to open the record and sets the bar impossibly high for everything that follows.

The bands’ grunge influence is out for all to see on Baptism which features a classic Nirvana intro and continues on to underpin the entire track, whilst Gout is a simple melodic punk rock rock song distorted to all hell and sounding the better for it. Stay Inside and Vulgar see the group exhibit a poppier sound, not entirely dissimilar to 90’s Swedish indie favourites The Cardigans.

Old Tree, the final track on the record, comes closest to matching the quality of the opening song, brilliantly mixing 60’s pop melodies with a stunning distorted guitar riff, all of which complements a beautiful vocal from Sean Miller.

Overall the second album from Creepoid pulls from such a wide range of musical influences that you could be forgiven for thinking they were creating an homage to the 90’s alternative scene, but the reality is they have created a blend of noisey alt-rock that is both unique and instantly likeable.

 

Creepoid Detail New Record / Announce Tour

CreepoidPhiladelphia noise punks Creepoid have announced that their self titled sophomore full length will be dropping on March 4th via No Idea Records. This will be the follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Horse Heaven and sees the band expand their interpretation of the quiet-loud-quiet-loud dynamic with the help of producer Kyle ‘Slick’ Johnson (Modest Mouse, So So Glos).

The band have released a stream of the album track Sunday, and you can check out all upcoming tour dates below:

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