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April 2014
The perfect solace for winter’s passing, Creepoid’s second full-length self-titled LP combines the zeitgeist of 90's grunge with pristine dissonance and somber lyricism. Released earlier this month by No Idea Records, Creepoid is eerie, melodic and stirring from beginning to end. 

The record’s introductory track “Nauda” opens with a singular note that swells into a melody, aligning itself with the listener in a way that feels confessional yet synonymous. A well-wrought continuation of the earnest diction reminiscent of Horse Heaven, “Nauda” is as bittersweet as its vocals, informed by the paradox of loneliness and longing. Expanding into a cinematically moody soundscape, guitars wail like sirens, beckoning chords to crash and settle into a fading ricochet - a premonition of “Sunday.” Coupled with acoustic strums and crisp vocal croons, a solemn request, “take my light and pull it out,” is beautifully melodic with perfectly placed tambourine that brings to mind the memorable mood concentrated. Exploring the affect and consequence of relational presence and its subsequent absence, the orchestration of “Sunday” renders a relatable narrative evocatively raw and sincere. 

“Yellow Wallpaper” ignites with driving bass and swirling riffs. As if resurrecting the perfection of Jeremy Enigk (ex-Sunny Day Real Estate), a la “Killed By An Angel” meets “Pillars,” the song evokes an eerie all consuming sense of the sublime that centers the track’s duration. Like an extension of Horse Heaven’s “Hollow Doubt,” the contextual weight of “Yellow Wallpaper” is harmonically haunting and intentionally poignant. “Baptism” washes over its listener in waves of riffs and echoed vocals that occupy an emotive territory similar to lesser-known tracks by Sonic Youth, subverted and painted darker by the brooding buzz reminiscent of shoegaze greats like My Bloody Valentine. 

In its decline, “Baptism” casts a feeling of transcendent submersion, befitting its namesake. With a crystallized aggression, “Gout” does the same - urgent and arresting with visceral shouts and screams. “Stay Inside” is considerably more subdued than the album’s preceding tracks but equally mesmerizing, unfolding “Tired Eyes,” a hypnotic chant of a fatigued psychedelic. “Golden String” feels slightly optimistic, while “Acrimony” blossoms then retracts into a reserved yet deliberate ballad that demands its audience’s attention like a gloomy lullaby with teeth. “Vulgar,” warm and sunlit, is lush and arresting, setting the stage for the album’s closer “Old Tree,” a jubilant ending to yet another epic compilation of clairvoyant anthems evoked by Creepoid. - Dianca Potts 

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Will Post "Panthenon"

Will Post is the solo project of Bill Prokopow of I Fight Dragons. His debut album, "Panthenon", dropped today on itunes and soundcloud. The album is more introspective and intimate than his work I Fight Dragons, and filled with new electronic sounds beyond his standard NES effects. Bill and the band also announced today that he is leaving I Fight Dragons to focus on his work as Will Post.

I Fight Dragons will also be releasing a new album, "The Near Future", in 2014 and participating in the 2014 Vans Wraped Tour.


Redgrave @ Double Door

Redgrave (Angie Mead and Stephen Howard) have announced their aggressive plans for 2014. The duo plans to record and release two new songs every two months through out 2014. They have released the first two, "Man Child" and "Child". You can stream them here and download them beginning March 4th on itunes or bandcamp. Once all of the two have been completed the band will collect them all for a special vinyl-only release.

You can catch Redgrave at Double Door on March 1st.


Andrew Belle @ Lincoln Hall

Andrew Belle released his latest album Black Bear digitally last year, but it recently came out on vinyl and CD. The first single from the album is "Pieces" and the video is below. Andrew recently shot a video for the album's second single "Sister" which should out shortly.

You can can catch Andrew Belle at Lincoln Hall on March 5th to kick off a new tour with Diane Birch.


Archie Powell & The Exports "Everything's F**ked"

Archie Powell & The Exports have released the first single from their forthcoming full-length album, Back In Black. The album will be released on April 28th. The first single is a raucous jam entitled "Everything's F**ked".

The band will be touring in early March but do not have any upcoming hometown shows.


Atlas Murphy & Zoo Brother

Atlas Murphy (aka Morgan Samson) recently collaborated with Zoo Brother and the result is the single "Whatever". It is the perfect track for a breezy but sunny Friday afternoon, enjoy!


Gar Clemens

Gar Clemens' debut album Onion Eyes is raw, honest Americana. It is full of captivating storytelling and compelling melodies. It is comforting in sound while stirring the pot with grounded tales of the challenges of life.

Onion Eyes is available to be download for whatever amount you feel it is worth.


Midnight Conspiracy

The dark electro-pop duo Midnight Conspiracy have released their latest EP, Zero Hour. The EP is club ready and can be stream through the duo's soundcloud page.


Empires @ Township

Empires have released the first single, "How Good Does It Feel", from their forthcoming album Orphan. The album will be released via Chop Shop/Island Records later this year.

Empires are playing two shows at Township on Feb 28th and March 1st.



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