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A little bit of background: The group released their debut “Swampp Thingg” on cassette in 2012, just a year after their power-trio ethos first came together. Recorded by Chris McLaughlin at 1867 Studios in Charleston, the album put CREATUROS on Boston’s radar, but they have really come alive on the stage.
Originally having started out as a three piece with frontman Spenser Gralla (DOOMSTAR!), bassist Joe Marrett (Hallelujah the Hills), and then-drummer Noah Bond (also of DOOMSTAR!) – the fellas reeled in their pal Dominic Mariano (formerly of Viva Viva and Skimask) to take over the kit. This year we’ve been getting tastes of new material with standalone singles “Short Shorts” and “Going Out In Style.”
Sounds kinda like: garage/psych rock
Why you should care: As one of my colleagues put it, “CREATUROS are one part garage rock, one part psych, and many more parts ‘I don’t know what this is called but it sounds pretty sick to me.’” Fans of bands like Quilt, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, and even Tame Impala should rejoice that you can get your fix right here with these locals. Anyone who has seen CREATUROS live before will tell you they fucking shred (see: video below).
Fun fact: CREATUROS was featured in a full-length film, “Homemakers,” which debuted at this year’s IFF Boston.
Press play: Check out this video for “Going Out Of Style”
Like what you hear? Hosted by Illegally Blind, Saturday the Middle East will be taken over by 15 of Boston’s best for Boston Fuzztival 2014. Check out our preview of the fest and who’s on our “DO NOT MISS”-list this year.
Boston Fuzztival 2014
Feat: CREATUROS, Abadabad, Fat Creeps, 28 degrees taurus, + MUCH MORE
Saturday, August 2
The Middle East Upstairs
480 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
All Day Starting 1 p.m. – All Ages Upstairs/18+ Downstairs – $10-$15