steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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info opinion

Creeping Weeds

Self-titled CDEP


Genre: indie pop, indie rock

May 2006

Melodic songwriting and a traditional indie rock/pop sound characterize Creeping Weeds' style, which is made interesting by way of some varied song structures. "Long Way Down" is an infectious combination of recent Superchunk and My Morning Jacket, with nice falsetto vocals and a warm guitar feel. "2nd Time Around" is a bit calmer, with a friendly, cheery mood, and the sweet "Land Called Nowhere" is a folky pop tune somewhere in between Elf Power and Little Wings. Finally "Down and Out" harkens back to mid-90s indie rock like Pavement and Archers of Loaf. Overall, this EP boasts some solid, melodic indie rock that bodes well for the band's upcoming debut album. Here's to a great future for Creeping Weeds.

MP3s (from Down and Out, 2nd Time Around


Fun Fact: The creeping buttercup is a type of weed that originated in Europe but became an invasive species elsewhere after it was brought over as an ornamental plant. Oops!

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 4 tracks, distributed by the band, released 2005]