Cryptacize Cover Steely Dan

We don’t mean to dwell on Coachella, but when our plane touched down at LaGuardia late Monday night, they were playing Steely Dan’s “Hey Nineteen.” We notice things like this because we like Steely Dan … and that song could make a grown man cry. Looks like Cryptacize are fans as well. We’ve posted about the California trio previously, but for playing and singing along to their own Dig That Treasure tunes. Here, they take on the classic Dan track, “Peg.” Sacred! In case you can’t recall the original — for shame — here’s some history before you imbibe:

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Cryptacize – “Peg” (MP3)

Cryptacize’s “Peg” is the their half of a split 7″ with WHY?, who take on Bob Dylan’s “As I Went Out One Morning.” It’ll be out one morning (7/22) as part of Asthmatic Kitty’s “Unusual Animals” series. AK’s been busy these days. On top of this 7″, the label’s signing more new artists than you can count on one hand. Seven to be exact. There are so many new names and faces over there that they’ve created a Muxtape and a free download compilation called Works In Progress at their site to better acquaint you. You already know about Cryptacize, though, so why not catch them on tour?

05/01 – Portland, OR @ Rotture w/ Dead Science
05/02 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
05/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club w/ Kelly Stoltz, Vetiver
05/04 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage
05/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
05/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
06/02 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
06/03 – Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome
06/04 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs, early show) w/ Islands
06/05 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
06/06 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
06/07 – Bloomington, IN @ Art Hospital
06/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
06/10 – Providence, RI @ As220
06/11 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
06/12 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ MV & EE with the Golden Road
06/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ MV & EE with the Golden Road
06/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Floristree w/ MV & EE with the the Golden Road, Jana Hunter
06/15 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat w/ Shearwater
06/16 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
06/18 – Hot Springs, AR @ The Exchange
06/19 – Houston, TX @ The Mink
06/21 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
06/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Cultural Gallery
06/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo