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Creepoid announce new LP on Collect Records, share a song

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Noel Conrad

Philly shoegazers Creepoid first caught our ears with last year’s self-titled sophomore LP on No Idea, and cemented that interest even further when we caught them opening for Dinosaur Jr. Now they’ve signed to Geoff Rickly’s Collect Records to release their third album, Cemetery Highrise Slum, and lead single “American Smile” has us pretty excited for it. They’ve never been straight shoegaze, but on this song especially they’re going into grungy slacker territory that suggests maybe playing with Dinosaur Jr rubbed off on them. Listen below.

The album was produced by Peter Mavrogeorgis, who engineered The National’s High Violet and Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp, and will be out on June 23. Pre-order coming soon. Artwork and tracklist below.

They’ve got a US tour with Pity Sex, a few stops at SXSW, and a UK tour with A Place to Bury Strangers coming up (no NYC show at the moment). All dates are listed below…


1. American Smile
2. Devil in the Subtext
3. Fingernails
4. Seams
5. Dried Out
6. Shaking
7. Calamine
8. Tell the Man
9. Worthless & Pure
10. Eating Dirt
11. Here

Creepoid — 2015 Tour Dates
03/03 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
03/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory *
03/06 Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar *
03/07 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace *
03/09 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress *
03/10 Phoenix, AZ -Valley Bar *
03/11 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *
03/12 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar *
03/13 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst *
03/14 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
03/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex *
03/18 Austin, TX – Converse/Thrasher Day Party (Gypsy Lounge)
03/19 Austin, TX Collect Records/Vinyl Me, Please Day Party (Wonderland)
03/21 – Austin, TX The Noise Showcase (522 E 6th St)
05/15 Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival
05/17 Guildford, UK – The Boileroom ^
05/18 London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen ^
05/19 Kingston, UK – Fighting Cocks
05/20 Liverpool, UK – The Arts Club Loft ^

* = w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
^ = w/ Pity Sex

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