Creepers, the San Francisco Bay psychedelic post-rock band formed in 2010 by Shiv Mehra and Daniel Tracy of Deafheaven, just released a new single today! Not only did the the band, which includes guitarist Chris Natividad (Golden Drugs, Useless Eaters), bassist Andrew Oswald (Recorded Fell Voices, Ash Borer, Black Spiritual, +more), and synth/electronics expert Ross Peacock (Mwahaha, Clipd Beaks), release the superb single, but they also announced tour dates to boot!
The tour will bring them to venues around the northern East Coast, and they will be playing dates with the bands No Joy, Sad Actors, and PC Worship, to name a few. You can see the full list of dates below:
Creepers tour dates:
4.30 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ No Joy, Cool Angels
5.1 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ No Joy, Sad Actor
5.2 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint w/ tba
5.3 Allentown, PA @ The Alternative Gallery w/ Planning for Burial
5.4 Pawtucket, RI @ Machines with Magnets w/ Twin Foxes, Snowplows
5.5 Jamaica Plain, MA @ Deep Thoughts w/ New England Patriots, PC Worship
5.6 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Bar
As we said earlier, these tour dates were released along with a song, entitled “Lost”. It stands alone, having not been released with their debut LP Lush, but it does so effectively. Clocking in at just over seven minutes, the single adventurously leads the listener through different realms of existence, breaking down and building back up with increased vigor at each turn, returning to the opening passage at the half-way point just before climbing into a glorious, phase-laden jam-out just as the time passes five minutes.
Given that the band’s Facebook page labels their genre as “drug visions”, the structure of the song makes sense: the way in which the it goes through waves of heightening intensity and then comes back down, eventually ending as gently as it begins, is similar to how people experience psychedelics. This feeling is aided by the enigmatic nature of the chords they make use of, as well as the reverb-laden vocals, which float through the song as though to sooth the listener on their journey through the song.
Will this single precede another official release? That remains to be seen. Their LP, Lush, which was released on October 28, 2014, is available for stream here for those who were left craving more. “Lost” feels a more matured effort than a majority of the album, but it definitely proves an interesting listen.
Keep up with Creepers on their Facebook, and check out All Black Recording Company, who the band releases their music through, for more intriguing up-and-coming acts.