After releasing two albums with No Idea and countless miles logged on the road (including dates with Dinosaur Jr, Against Me!, Best Coast, Kurt Vile and many more), Philadelphia’s Creepoid have signed to Collect Records to release their third full length. Entitled Cemetery Highrise Slum, the album finds them refining the sound of their early LPs and distilling it into what is undoubtedly their finest and most accessible release to date. The album was produced and mixed by Peter Mavrogeorgis (The National, Sharon Van Etten) at Dollhouse Studios in Savannah, GA and is set to be released on June 23rd.
To coincide with the announcement, the band is sharing Cemetery Highrise Slum opener “American Smile,” a two and a half minute affair that perfectly encapsulates the line the band walks between shoegaze gloom and college radio-ready hooks. Speaking about the song, Creepoid’s Sean Miller said, “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.”
All of this news comes on the heels of the band finishing a run of US tour dates with Against Me! and launching into their current tour with A Place To Bury Strangers that takes them out to the West Coast. Immediately thereafter the band will be descending on SXSW, where they will be playing Converse/Thrasher’s Death Match 2015 party as well as Collect’s showcase alongside United Nations, Pianos Become Teeth and Sick Feeling, among others. Later this spring, they are set to make their UK debut at The Great Escape festival, followed by a run of UK club dates including several shows with Pity Sex.
Check out “American Smile,” all Cemetery Highrise Slum album details and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
LISTEN: “American Smile” –