On The Creeps' sixth full-length album Beneath The Pines
we find the band continuing to evolve in both sound and scope of content.
The collection of songs that make up Beneath The Pines successfully
evokes similar feelings of uncertainty and questioning of what has passed
and what is to come that past albums of The Creeps accomplished with
fantastic stories of death and dying. Songs themed around murder and suicide
have been laid to rest and given rise to reflections on life and love. But
these new songs remain plagued by the same lingering feelings of fear and
sadness that follow loss, providing a familiar soundscape for fans of the
band's previous material. Musically the band has added space and time
between hooks and melodies that provide room to breathe and a feeling of
floating in comfortable solitude on the deck of lakeside cabin beneath the
pines. After more than nineteen years together, the core of what has
always made The Creeps a band that can move the listener to a place of
comfortable vulnerability remains intact and perhaps stronger than ever.