Entries tagged with: Fat Creeps
by Andrew Sacher
Sleepies at Glasslands in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn punks Sleepies play locally a lot, and they've got more hometown shows coming up with some pretty great lineups. This Tuesday (4/23) at Death by Audio, you can catch them opening for the Merge-signed Barren Girls on their previously announced tour (which also hits Cake Shop on Wednesday with Weird Womb and Prima). Advaeta is on the DBA show too. $7 gets you in at the door.
Sleepies will return to that venue on May 11 to join the previously announced lineup of Fat Creeps, Turnip King, and Zebu. Admission is $7 at the door. Both Turnip King and Fat Creeps have other upcoming NYC shows too.
Sleepies released their newest album, Weird Wild World, back in 2012 via Godmode (part of the Frenchkiss Label Group). It was produced by Ben Greenberg of fellow Brooklyn punks The Men, and along with that band and Nude Beach (who Sleepies have played with), Weird Wild World is one of the better representations of Brooklyn's current punk 'n' roll scene. The album is loaded with memorable tracks that see singer Thomas Seely snarling over huge, brash guitars, sounding fiercely sarcastic when delivering lines like "I take this all VERY seriously." But tracks like "Waste Water" prove they work in calmer settings, too.
You can stream the entire album on Noisey. Check out the music video for "Terra Firma," a live video of the band playing "Setbacks" at Death by Audio, and a stream of "Seriously," below.
Bleeding Rainbow at Knitting Factory in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Philly shoegazers Bleeding Rainbow, who released the impressive Yeah Right earlier this year, and Boston indie rockers Fat Creeps, who are working on their debut album this year, are heading out on a tour together this summer. It kicks off in Baltimore in late June and culminates in NYC on July 5 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale today (4/19) at noon.
You won't have to wait that long to catch Fat Creeps in NYC though. As mentioned they're playing with Turnip King at Death by Audio on May 11. Zebu, who Fat Creeps did a split with, are on that show too.
All dates for Bleeding Rainbow and Fat Creeps, along with song streams, are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Hailing from the Long Island village of Sea Cliff, Turnip King make indie rock the old fashioned way, owing much to early '90s acts like Helium, Bettie Serveert and Eric's Trip. The band's new EP, Moon Landing?, is a nice melding of the beautiful and dissonant, and will be out on cassette and digital on May 28. We've got the premiere of "Rooms/Fleece" from it in this post.
Turnip King have a couple local shows coming up: April 26 at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Girl Toy; and May 11 at Death by Audio w/ Fat Creeps (whose debut album will be out this year). Those dates are listed below.
Song stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
Fat Creeps in the studio
Boston's Fat Creeps released their debut EP last year and they're now in the studio, halfway done with their first full length. The band recently revealed two tracks, "Dad Weed" and "Daydreaming," which will appear on the album, as well as their split with Zebu. The songs pick up where the EP left off with rollicking guitar and a lazy Sunday drawl from the band's two singers. You can stream both tracks below.
Fat Creeps are playing some Northeast shows this winter, including a 'Party Weekend' with Philly shitgaze punks Slutever in Brooklyn, NY and Providence, RI this February. The Brooklyn show happens on February 9 at Death by Audio and Mannequin Pussy is also on that bill. Admission is $7 at the door.
All dates for Fat Creeps and Slutever, those song streams, and the 'Party Weekend' flyer below...
by Andrew Sacher
Boston's Fat Creeps have been playing around their hometown a bunch since forming in 2011, and this month they're set to kick off their first-ever tour, which brings them for a quick four-date trek around the Northeast. That tour culminates in NYC with a show on September 30 at Cake Shop with Old Monk, The Blue Dress, and Other Factors. Admission is $7 at the door. All dates are listed below.
Fat Creeps released their debut EP last month, which you can stream below or purchase for $5 at bandcamp. It opens with "Secrets," a rocker indebted to early riot grrrl and Kim Gordon, but after that the EP continues in a less heavy manner, playing indie rock the way it sounded on college radio stations about two decades ago. It's an enjoyable listen and should appeal to fans of likeminded '90s throwbackers Dum Dum Girls, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and other pieces of the Slumberland roster.
A list of all dates and the EP stream are below.