While Philadelphia's Creepoid features members of their hometown's contentious noise-punk trio Fight Amp, this band is a decidedly mellower project for the transplants. On their second full-length effort, a self-titled LP due March 4 via No Idea Records, the band foregoes battering dissonance in exchange for cosmic soundscapes and soul crushing inquiries. ("Sunday" has members pleading to "bleed for you now.")Produced by Kyle Slick Johnson (WAVVES, Modest Mouse), the album is a comprehensive romp through the hazy, substance-addled rock movement of the '90s, making pit stops at inspired indie landmarks: Bending guitar leads are reminiscent of Slowdive, brooding tempos hat-tip the recently reunited Failure, and Billy Corgan-influenced nasal croons are practically a staple of the record.Get lost in the fog and stream Creepoid in its entirety below.
Perennial garage rockers the Fleshtones don't care to slow down. Over the course of five decades together, the group has pumped out 21 full-length albums, and on February 11 comes No. 22, Wheel of Talent. Contemporaries of Devo, the New York Dolls, and New York City's 1970s punk scene, the Fleshtones stay true to their signature style on Wheel of Talent: a fusion of roots-rock with copious amounts of fuzz.