Creepoid – “American Smile” (Stereogum Premiere)

Creepoid – “American Smile” (Stereogum Premiere)

Gloomy Philadelphia quartet Creepoid announced that they’ve signed to Collect Records, and will release their third full-length LP this summer. Cemetery Highrise Slum was produced and mixed by Peter Mavrogeorgis, who is best known for his work on the National’s High Violet and Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp. “American Smile” is Cemetery Highrise Slum’s first single and leading track. Creepoid’s Sean Miller commented on the way in which this song is representative of the album as a whole:

It references many of the over-arching themes of the album: our own tenuous mortality, our personal struggles and our individual shortcomings as human beings. Its chorus contains the words ‘cemetery highrise slum’; we chose that phrase for the title of our album because we felt it best encapsulates how we see our own abject reality.

Creepoid just embarked on tour with A Place To Bury Strangers. They will later be joined by Pity Sex. Listen to “American Smile,” and check out the new album’s tracklist and tour dates below.

Cemetery Highrise Slum tracklist:
01 “American Smile”
02 “Devil In The Subtext”
03 “Fingernails”
04 “Seams”
05 “Dried Out”
06 “Shaking”
07 “Calamine”
08 “Tell the Man”
09 “Worthless & Pure”
10 “Eating Dirt”
11 “Here”

Creepoid 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

Cemetery Highrise Slum is out 6/23 via Collect Records.

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