Preview: Creative Adult release sophomore record at Bottom of the Hill

(flier by Michael Bingham) At the end of the month San Francisco's Creative Adult will be releasing their sophomore record, Fear of Life, which sees the band further departing from their formative hardcore stylings and channeling the more palatable melodies of '80s Britpop. Despite the intentional shift, there's still a thick coat of psychedelia across the top — something that's always been present in their sound. The show marks the end of not only Creative Adult's West Coast tour, but also serves as a homecoming show for Happy Diving, who will have just finished their first national tour in support of Electric Soul Unity, a dense rock record [...]

By |August 10, 2016|Tags: |

Creative Adult to headline free Commune show at Elbo Room

Tomorrow evening, SF based anti-tobacco production group Commune is throwing another of their 'Commune Wednesdays' - an ongoing series of free shows featuring some of the Bay's most active and relevant bands. Tomorrow's show is headlined by Creative Adult, who have been making dreamy, and psychedelic tinged post-punk since late 2012. Occasionally jammy, but often times driving and jangly, the group are currently recording their follow up to 2013's 'Psychic Mess', which will be their second LP on Run For Cover Records; one of the members' countless collaborations with Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden. Ring Around The Room by Creative Adult Creative [...]

Creative Adult – “Ring Around The Room”

Record Store Day mania returns this Saturday, and one of the most compelling reasons to wake up early and head over to your local shop is the new single from Creative Adult. "Ring Around The Room" is a six-minute noisy epic from the SF post-punk band, and it's backed by two more new songs on the B-side. Take a listen below and check out all of the Record Store Day releases here.

By |April 17, 2015|Tags: |

Sabertooth Zombie to release new EP at Thee Parkside Saturday night

Sabertooth Zombie is celebrating the release of their fourth and final installment to their Human Performance series of EPs this Saturday night at Thee Parkside. The EP displays their genre melting pot sound through 15 ferocious minutes: classic rock, sludgy metal, hardcore punk, even hints of blues and outlaw country – as long as it's loud, it works for these guys. Featuring Lemmy-like vocal growls, chugging guitar lines, and chunky drum grooves, the new release is a blistering hybrid of heaviness. They even manage to make a backing horn arrangement menacing on the mosh-pit-starter "Gardens of Loss." Now that's impressive. [...]

Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights Download: Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights (Podcast #353) In 2014, Bay Area artists released a wealth of great records, with highlights coming in an array of genres: garage pop, indie rock, electronic pop, and hip hop. The year brought new acclaim to ascendant locals like tUnE-yArDs and Tycho, the latter of whom just released a deluxe version of his stellar 2014 album, Awake. Also on the rise are The Family Crest, who grabbed well-deserved NPR attention for the band's sophomore LP, Beneath the Brine. It was a year of impressive debuts: Cathedrals built a strong following [...]

Mixtape: The North Bay’s Best Indie Bands Download: Mixtape: The North Bay's Best Indie Bands (Podcast #341) There's a reason that Napa and Sonoma are known as "Wine Country," not "Music Country," but recent efforts have endeavored to bring the music festival experience to an area that's understandably known more for great food and drink. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Napa Valley Expo hosted the relaunched BottleRock Napa Valley, which drew tens of thousands to see Outkast, The Cure, and a lineup disproportionately heavy on '90s radio stalwarts. Just a few days ago, the Huichica Music Festival served up an indie-oriented two-day fest at the Gundlach [...]

Creative Adult drops new single, streams debut, announces two SF shows

The North Bay's Creative Adult already announced their debut album Psychic Mess, which was mixed by Godspeed! You Black Emperor's Efrin Menuck and is out February 25 via Boston punk label Run for Cover (pre-order here), but on February 10 they premiered a new single from the album called "Far Out" via Noisey and then turned around streamed the complete new release on Absolute Punk late last week. Listen to Psychic Mess in its entirety below. Creative Adult represents the North Bay's punk music a posteriori—warbled with fuzzy prog and roaming between moments of rabid thrashing and drowsy, depressed tempos. But, Creative Adult is gradually [...]

By |February 24, 2014|Tags: |

Creative Adult readying for release of debut LP 'Psychic Mess'

Given that they count the likes of Ceremony and Trash Talk as fans, it's no wonder local punk outfit Creative Adult has already generated a good bit of buzz even though the band hasn't put out its debut album yet. It's coming, though – Psychic Mess, produced by Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Menuck, is out February 25 on Run For Cover Records. Creative Adult ain't your dad's punk rock band—mainly because, back in your dad's day, punk rock bands didn't have publicists, pretty much by definition. Otherwise, they are kinda like your dad's punk rock band, because they're not [...]

By |January 29, 2014|Tags: |

Live This Month: June 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #307)

Live This Month: June 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #307) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. A whole slew of great Bay Area bands are celebrating the release of new albums this month, and we've included songs from a number of them in this episode. As we say in the show, The Mantles have long been one of our favorite local bands, and early cuts from Long Enough To Leave indicate it's another winner from [...]

Hear cuts from post-punk band Creative Adult's new 7" (release party at Thee Parkside Saturday 5/4/13)

  The paths of "life after hardcore" bands have been known to go all ways, and Creative Adult is one of those bands taking a pretty interesting stylistic route. Cut from the same fabric as the once hardcore, continually slowing Ceremony, the four members of Creative Adult find themselves together after being in other former hardcore bands, honing in on a sound that combines both the elements of past and future hardcore punk. Their first 7-inch Dead Air played out the slowed down, fuzzed out, but still kicking post-punk vibe, whereas their new EP Bulls in the Yard [...]

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