Creepoid Announce New Album Produced at Dollhouse
CREEPOID, a Philadelphia-based outfit whose sound takes what was best of 90’s grunge and shoe gaze and mixes it into a smoke filled room, have recorded their latest album right here at Dollhouse Studios with Peter Mavrogeorgis as Producer. As new members of NY-based Collect Records, Cemetery Highrise Slum promises to go places beyond the grave. It was a pleasure working with them and we look forward to the official release in June 2015.
In the meantime, Brooklyn Vegan and Stereogum released their first single “American Smile”. See articles below and listen to the track:
Gloomy Philadelphia quartet Creepoid announced that they’ve signed to Collect Records, and will release their third full-length LP this summer. Cemetery Highrise Slum was produced and mixed by Peter Mavrogeorgis, who is best known for his work on the National’sHigh Violet and Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp. “American Smile” is Cemetery Highrise Slum‘s first single and leading track. Creepoid’s Sean Miller commented on the way in which this song is representative of the album as a whole:
It references many of the over-arching themes of the album: our own tenuous mortality, our personal struggles and our individual shortcomings as human beings. Its chorus contains the words ‘cemetery highrise slum'; we chose that phrase for the title of our album because we felt it best encapsulates how we see our own abject reality.
Creepoid just embarked on tour with A Place To Bury Strangers. They will later be joined by Pity Sex. Listen to “American Smile,” and check out the new album’s tracklist and tour dates below.
Philly shoegazers Creepoid first caught our ears with last year’s self-titled sophomore LPon No Idea, and cemented that interest even further when we caught them opening for Dinosaur Jr. Now they’ve signed to Geoff Rickly’s Collect Records to release their third album, Cemetery Highrise Slum, and lead single “American Smile” has us pretty excited for it. They’ve never been straight shoegaze, but on this song especially they’re going into grungy slacker territory that suggests maybe playing with Dinosaur Jr rubbed off on them. Listen below.
The album was produced by Peter Mavrogeorgis, who engineered The National’s High Violet and Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp, and will be out on June 23. Pre-order coming soon. Artwork and tracklist below.
They’ve got a US tour with Pity Sex, a few stops at SXSW, and a UK tour with A Place to Bury Strangers coming up (no NYC show at the moment). All dates are listed below…
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