Although Philadelphia's Creepoid are mostly based out of Savannah, GA now, they will always be considered a local gem. The band released a self-titled LP back in March as well as a few music videos from their debut full-length. Produced by Kyle "Slick" Johnson (a local producer at Fancy Time Studio), the self-titled LP (out now on No Idea Records) is a cross between noisy rock 'n' roll, and a spacier style of psych. Songs like, "Stay Inside," have a more mellow vibe, and cutting through the grim-punk and raspy vocals of lead singer Sean Miller, we hear sounds that could easily stem from the likes of a band such as My Bloody Valentine. Their signature heady, and searing, spaced-out rock 'n' roll grabs hold, making your mind feel set adrift while listening.
A darker side of the band's songwriting is shown on the video for "Sunday," which was directed by Douglas Alvin Foulke Jr. and focuses on a band in their natural state while the slow-motion, chill-feeling of the song itself washes over their images on screen in a heavily contrasted black and white. "Baptism," is set to a grungier-style and the video (filmed with a Nizo S800 and directed by Wade Vanover) has a psychedelic tone throughout. Brand new video (their third) for the album; "Yellow Wallpaper," was just released. Directed by Adam Wallacavage and Erich Weiss, Yellow Wallpaper is one of the band's more woozy and uptempo tracks and features Anna Troxell on lead vocals. The video has the band playing in a large room, while double exposures filter over eachother--all under one of multitalented Wallaclavage's signature octopus chandelier creations: the effect is spooky, nightmarish, and surreal.
Despite Creepoid's busy touring schedule (they have been on the road since August 12th and continue until October 4th, during which time they supported labelmates Against Me! who were on tour as well) the group's final stop will be here in Philadelphia, at the TLA. Who says you can't come home?
Upcoming Creepoid Tour Dates:
9/24/14 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage %
9/25/14 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge %
9/26/14 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop %
9/27/14 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick %
9/28/14 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club %
9/29/14 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa %
10/1/14 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza %
10/2/14 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rcok Club %
10/3/14 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre %
10/4/14 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA %
% w/ Balance & Composure, Seahaven