The members of the Philly band Creepoid come from a punk rock background, but they make a more expansive form of guitar-rock, one that’s sometimes capable of moments of great beauty. The band’s new album Cemetery Highrise Slum is coming next month, and we’ve already posted their songs “American Smile” and “Dried Out.” The latest song they’ve shared is “Shaking,” a big and sad and pretty guitar anthem that reminds me a bit of fellow Philadelphian Kurt Vile. Below, listen to it and read some words about it from frontman Sean Miller.
For me, this song represents a longing for the past. As time goes by, you start to notice many of the people you grew up with have cashed in their chips and given up on themselves as individuals or critical thinkers. Perhaps the shimmer has gone from their eyes and they resent you for keeping yours, maybe they’ve remained the same and it’s you who has changed. Regardless, the path you all shared at one point is undeniable, and the memory of it comes with an everlasting sense of fondness that is simultaneously unforgettable and unattainable. I will always love the place where I grew up, even if it’s only for what it once was or what I perceived it to be at the time. That fond sadness is at the heart of this track.
Cemetery Highrise Slum is out 6/23 on Collect Records.