We're happy to announce that Cambridge-based band Creaturos, has signed with Cultures of Soul Records. We are reissuing their excellent album - Popsicle coming out on February 19th at all digital retail outlets and on cassette. You can order the cassette in our shop here. The band are currently finishing up their next album which we will be releasing this summer!
Creaturos is Spenser Gralla (guitar/vox), Noah Bond (guitar/vox), Joseph Marrett (bass/vox) & Dominic Mariano (drums). Originally a three-piece featuring Gralla & Bond (formerly of Doomstar!) along with Marrett (of Hallelujah The Hills, Ketman), Creaturos formed in late 2011 and soon after released their critically acclaimed debut cassette EP Swampp Thingg on Bond & Gralla’s label pRIMORDIAL sOUNDS. A chaotic fusion of distorted tones, raw energy, and pop hooks, Swampp Thingg laid the foundation for the fundamental elements of the group’s sound. In early 2014, Bond switched to guitar and invited Mariano (of Skimask, Viva Viva) to join on drums. The group has supported a number of notable acts including White Fence, Ty Segall’s Fuzz, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, & Grass Widow among many others. In 2015, the band began compiling tracks from a variety of sessions between 2011-2014 to form their latest release, Popsicle, the band’s warped take on psychedelic scuzz contorted and distorted into pop flavors. Popsicle gives you a taste of the band in a variety of shapes and colors, from lo-fi trips such as “Sunrise Wedding” or “The World” to more hi-fi edibles like “Going Out In Style” or “Short Shorts” – just be sure not to eat it up too quick – jams this sticky sweet are apt to give you a stomach ache.
Here are some pressing clippings from Popsicle.
"Psych-rock has always walked a thin-line between mirrored realms: beauty and violence, melody and noise. That dimensional straddling is on full display on Popsicle...considering that this cassette release is an odds-and-ends collection of tracks the band recorded over the past few years, “Popsicle” falls well on the right side of the only binary that matters: quality." -Boston Globe
"Bright guitars, handclaps, a vocal cadence Mick Jagger would be proud of, and plenty of easy charisma to spare." -Dig Boston
"...Eight tracks of musical mindfuckery and beautiful sonic fury..." -Vanyaland
"Without a doubt, CreaturoS is a band that would have had a big record contract in the ’90s, back when there was a proper *music industry.* Don’t let their semi-chill profile fool you into thinking they won’t destroy you." -Boston Hassle