by Matt Kelchner
In case you somehow may have not already heard, Saturday marks the annual return of the record collector’s version of Christmas in the spring, Record Store Day. A day dedicated to all of the independent record stores still out there and a day filled with many exclusive and limited releases. Mark Philadelphia’s own Creepoid as one of these bands getting in on the fun this weekend as they release a new four-song EP titled Wet as a part of Record Store Day.
Just a few months ago, Creepoid released their well-received sophomore self-titled effort. Fans and media outlets alike praised the release for it’s clear ode to loud, noisy acts from the 90s and attention to the band’s signature wailing, riff-heavy songs. The album was produced by another Philly local, Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Modest Mouse, Wavves, The So So Glos). It’s a follow up to Horse Heaven, the group’s debut full length album that launched them into the local spotlight.
It looks like there was a little gas left in the tank for the Philadelphia four piece. Wet features four brand new songs from Creepoid. For the special Record Store Day Release, the EP comes pressed on a single sided LP with the B-side containing a special etching. Music and art all combined into one! The release comes to us courtesy of Graveface Records and marks the group’s first release with the label.
Other than being a part of Graveface Records’ exclusive record club, the only way to get your hands on a copy of the album is to get out to your local record store this Saturday. To save you the trouble of hunting down the right store, Creepoid has listed every store that will be carrying Wet over on their Facebook page. If you would like to get a sneak peak at what it may sound like, head over to Altpress to listen to a stream of the album.
Make sure you head out on Saturday to pick up a copy of your own! Go out and support your local record store and great local music!