Listen to the new Indian Handcrafts album Creeps streaming now
“Sits right in the pocket of great melody and ripping guitar thunder, and feels perfect for your next beer-drinking, whiskey-swilling mixtape.” — Noisey
“Feels indebted to some of hard rock and heavy metal’s most muscular acts – everything from KISS to Queens Of The Stone Age – without lapsing into pastiche or hero-worship. In fact, Indian Handcrafts adeptly steer away from obvious choices in favor of more exciting ones.” — Stereogum
You can also find the album streaming in full below-
The last one was our 70s album, this is our 80s album,” jokes Indian Handcrafts drummer/vocalist Brandyn James Aikins. Although it’s an offhand generalization, there’s a good deal of accuracy to the jest. Whereas the Canadian duo’s 2012 Sargent House debut Civil Disobedience for Losers was full of 70s style heavy groove within its drop-tuned riff-rollicking, Creeps has more sheen and steel. Or, while the previous album was more of a shag carpet lined party van, Creeps is a souped-up time-traveling Delorean.
The songs for Creeps
came about quickly after the band had spent considerable time on tour. “On tour you’re listening to everything all the time, going from Celtic Frost to Faster Pussycat,”
says guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brandon Allen. “It tends to work its way into the writing.”
The effects of that mindset opened them up to the musical twists and turns of the new album. “It’s anthemic at times,”
Allen says. “Hopefully listener friendly. It’s kind of a mixed bag.”
For Creeps the band once again teamed up with previous album engineer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Tool), surreptitiously sneaking away from their Barrie, Ontario home for 10 days’ recording at Kasai’s new Sun Valley, CA studio Sound of Sirens. There the pair focused intently on distilling their ideas down to a 9-song, 44-minute can of whip ass labelled simply, Creeps.
Creeps will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download on October 2nd, 2015 via Sargent House.
01. Down At The Docks
02. It’s Late Queeny
03. Murderers For Hire
04. Brothers Underground
06. Snake Mountain
07. The Divider
08. Degenerate Case
09. Rat Faced Snorter