IAR 87 - CD/LP
The Creeps "Eulogies"
Release Date: July 2014
Test Pressing: 29 black vinyl sold as tour edition
First Pressing: 300 black vinyl, 200 grey vinyl, 1000 ecopak CDs
Cover Art: Julie Kraulis (www.juliekraulis.com)
01 - Everything Makes Sense
02 - Follow My Eyes
03 - Ghost
04 - Holding Steady
05 - Off My Guard
06 - Leave It To Me
07 - Cancer
08 - Wait A Minute
09 - So Long
10 - Reach Out
It's been thirteen years since Ottawa, Ontario's The Creeps
released their first full length album. Like many pop punk bands getting a
start at that time, they fell into similar trappings of writing songs about
girls, aliens, UFOs and spies. A few years in, a recurring theme of death
and murder entered into their body of songs. It was a theme they held onto
for many years and perfected over time. The theme was conveyed through their
songs so well that it honestly had me wondering what was really running
through their minds. Murder? Or just having some fun within the confines
Not only did the band perfect the stalker turned murderer theme in lyric,
they became incredibly proficient at crafting killer hooks and infectious
melodies. Love or hate the subject matter, the music could not be denied.
Add to that the strengthening and development of one of the greatest and
most recognizable vocalist in punk rock and you've got the elements of a
perfect storm forming.
Fast forward to present day. Seven years since the release of their last
full length album. The Creeps are back with Eulogies, their fifth
full-length album and first on It's Alive Records. Ten tracks of melodic pop
punk perfected. All parts are now in place. The perfect storm is raging.
The theme of death still remains at the center of the songs, but it has changed. The
feelings of anger and despair no longer manifest as murder. They have turned
inward and taken on the form of suicide. Eulogies are not sung to celebrate the memory of
your victims, they are being sung for you. The songs of
Eulogies are so well written they rose genuine concern within me for the author - my friend. Is
this really just a run at a new theme to work with, or should I be worried
for my friend? I picked up the phone and called.
There is a special kind of beauty within each tragedy. Hold on. Reach out. Let
go. No matter how it plays out, in the end you are free from the struggle
and the pain.