CREEPOID may have moved out of their Waldburg Street home in April, but just ‘cause they’re based in Philly again doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of them.
After moving to Savannah in July 2014, the band set to work on their third LP, Cemetery High Rise Slum, with Peter Mavrogeorgis at Dollhouse Studios. They’ve earned their frequently-used hashtag of #ontourforever, with time on the road divided between headlining tours, festivals like SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, and stints with banner acts like Against Me! and A Place to Bury Strangers. In anticipation of the new album, out June 23 on Collect Records, they’re trekking south; after that, they’re off to England with Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Pity Sex.
The foursome’s teased fans with a couple cuts from Cemetery High Rise Slum over the last few months. “American Smile” is a familiar, slow-churning vortex with Anna Troxell’s harmonies stretching beneath Sean Miller’s unusual mix of vocal languidness and clarity.
“I never knew someone as cold as you,” Miller coolly cuts on “Dried Out” over a slow-growing guitar lead and doomy bassline reminiscent of Krist Novoselic’s roamings. That snare-like, gritty guitar treatment that permeates past albums remains, big drums splashing beneath the haze.
Currently, Collect is offering a preorder special of clear, silver, and gold splatter vinyl, limited to 400, available only by mail order. Snag one and get ready to give ‘em a big welcome back—even if it’s just for the night.
Saturday, May 2, 10 p.m., $8 advance, $10 day of show