Posted in music on April 4, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Cretin Stompers

Billy Hayes (Reatards/Wavves), Alex Gates (Wavves/Magic Kids), and BIG MUFF (who has collaborated with R. Stevie Moore) have teamed up to form a new project, Cretin Stompers. Like the members' previous work in The Reatards and Wavves, Cretin Stompers are hashing out dirty, catchy garage rock tunes wrapped in super lo-fi production. Aesthetically, this stuff hearkens back a few years to before all the shitgaze bands found professional studios, but the melodies suggest something more sugary. After a few listens, you'll have those "oh yeah" choruses of "Eye Of The Storm" scratching around in your head.

The trio have recorded a collection of 15 tracks for their debut album, Looking Forward To Being Attacked, which will be out at some point this year. You can stream the aforementioned "Eye Of The Storm" -- which, like a few other tracks on the album, also features James Richardson, who was in MGMT's live band before they returned to being a duo -- along with two other tracks, "Randy Kraft" and "Project: Object," below.

No tour dates announced yet, but in related news, Wavves are on tour now with FIDLAR and Cheatahs, and that tour rolls into NYC soon for sold out shows on April 11 at Glasslands and April 12 at Shea Stadium.

Streams below...

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Cretin Stompers - "Eye Of The Storm"

Cretin Stompers - "Randy Kraft"

Cretin Stompers - "Project: Object"

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Comments (31)

time to get real jobs dudes, its not 2008 anymore, no one cares about you

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 9:11 AM

HA, I was going to say the same thing. The boat already shipped away, boys. Time to get out of your parents damp basement & be responsible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 9:20 AM

Wow, lo-fi, fuzzy, garage tunes? No one is doing that! Innovators!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 9:48 AM

Playing in Wavves isn't something you actually put on your resume.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 10:42 AM

fuck the haters if u pussy twink alt boyz opened yr ears you'd hear whats really good here.

cretins rule

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 11:15 AM

Hi Billy Hayes [11:15] -- it must be nice to comment on yourself here.

Pack it in boys. Your 15 minutes is unfortunately up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 11:29 AM

11:29 more than you could ever say for yourself... stay cretin...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 11:33 AM

I got an idea, let's compress the shit of the music & flattened out the EQ & press record. How many times are we going to hear this crap. I bet if these songs were recorded properly, it would sound like ass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 11:47 AM

11:47 been creepin up on the dankest cave like his shit dont stink... stay cretin...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 11:59 AM

I feel like "Lo-Fi" is usually a term used in place of someone saying "lazy songwriting and production."

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 12:04 PM

11:47 is right, brooklyn doesn't need anymore bands like this or matter of fact anything like Friends, Splash, or Sparxx too!! SOMETHING NEW PLEASE.

Posted by Not your friend guy | April 4, 2013 12:08 PM

12:04 i feel like "Cretin" is a term used in place of someone saying "miserable existence and still searching for purpose"... stay skelly...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 12:10 PM

THAT BIG MUFF GIY IST PRETTY RAD ACTUALLY CHECK THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsq5XBgj0-0

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 12:12 PM

I DIDN'T LIKE CRETIN STOMPERS EITHER UNTIL BULLY HAYES SAID HE WAS GONNA RAPE ME... NOW I LUV THIS BAND

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 12:16 PM

this sound is tired. stay cretin dinks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 12:56 PM

12:56 tired? the cretins have a pillow to cover yr face with...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:05 PM

the trust fund babies seem to have a problem with the cretins

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:08 PM

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 cretins want to hop some more

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:24 PM

CRETINS IS HEAR TO STAY. LISTEN AND WEEP. I KNOW I WAS DOING JUST THAT.,

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 1:28 PM

These losers have no talent or originality. Good job.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 3:46 PM

all the guys throwing shade here are just a bunch of busted pre-dad-rock phase dinosaurs who wouldn't know punk if jonathan richman took a dump on their face.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 4:11 PM

4:11 - Ya get out of your damp basement & open your infant eyes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2013 5:06 PM

How does "garage"-anything not pre-date "dad rock" ????

Fucking idiocy!

O RITE, I guess "dads" like guitars and the "kids" like $5 casio keyboards and think the '80s were in any way a good idea. Right.. you've got it ALL sewn up.

That said, the Reatards were awesome. Wavves are deece.

How can someone like 4:11 actually contradict themselves that much and not divide themselves by zero and fold into another dimension?

Hate whatever you want, but for fuck sakes get your shit straight!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:28 AM

big muff is shit. he is completely obnoxious and his music sucks...he is everything wrong with IT

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2013 2:54 PM

I am here to defend myself with hashtags and ironic mashup garbage

Posted by big muff | April 6, 2013 2:55 PM

who gives a fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2013 5:27 PM

i <3 big hairy muff

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2013 8:55 PM

The trio have recorded a collection of 15 tracks for their debut album, Looking Forward To Being Attacked, which will be out at some point this year. You can stream the aforementioned "Eye Of The Storm"

Posted by RONALD | April 9, 2013 4:44 AM

It's difficult to come back and to have success after such a long period. I home they will succeed.

Posted by Brian | July 20, 2013 5:56 AM

Are u insane ????? Great song, congratulations !!!

Posted by Maddfat | September 24, 2014 12:49 PM

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