Fat Creeps, “Having So Much Fun”

Katie Capri

Boston’s super lofi gloom garage pop outfit Fat Creeps gets a much appreciated production upgrade on their upcoming full-length MUST BE NICE, due out this month via Sophomore Lounge.

The album itself jumps across the fuzzed-out garage sound spectrum, going from damn near grunge-gaze vibes with the rhythm section on “He Comes In Loudly” to dreary layers of Frankie Rose-like cooing on “Daydreaming”, and then the instrumental “Back 2 Skool”‘s angular guitar that reminds me of The Stone Roses at their best. Maybe the heaviness that ties all 10 tracks together is the toll the East Coast takes on songs that are surf rock at heart.

Regardless of where it came, that sonic weight makes for a band that’s as colorful as they are basement ready; something like a grimace covered in glitter…or rock candy. Sweet but ultimately soured by the soot that ended up in your beer while you were jumping up and down under exposed pipes and concrete. That’s the kind of fun I envision they’re having on “Having So Much Fun”. Not the scene set by the lyrics “Isn’t she wild/Having so much fun dancing in the sun.” The grimey, driving bass line doesn’t sound  floaty enough for a girl twirling around Dolores Park. The song conjures the scene of the audience listening to the song, in a dive bar, overheated and banging their heads back and forth as their sweat-sticky clothes collect the residue of previous show-goers.

Stream “Having So Much Fun” below and pre-order MUST BE NICE here.

Be sure to catch Fat Creeps on tour this month with The Lentils (formerly Happy Jawbone Family Band). They kick off in Vermont July 14. Full tour dates below.

Fat Creeps’ On Tour with The Lentils:

July:
14 Brattleboro, VT at THE FUTURE
15 Buffalo, NY at SPIRAL SCRATCH RECORDS w/ JOHNS and SPACE WOLVES
16 Columbus, OH at ACE OF CUPS
17 Chicago, IL at AUXILIARY ARTS w/ JIMMY WHISPERS and THE SUEVES
18 Chicago. IL at THE OBSERVATORY w/ THE HECKS and WUME
19 Louisville, KY at ASTRO BLACK
20 Nashville, TN at PUSSY PALACE w/ IDLE BLOOM
22 Atlanta, GA at GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER
23 Athens, GA at SECRET SQUIRREL
24 Charlotte, NC at RECESS FEST
25 Boone, NC at BLACK CAT
26 Washington D.C. for Fringe Fest w/ CHAIN AND THE GANG
27 Philly, PA at TERI’S w/ BUGS AND RATS
28 Boston, MA at MIDDLESEX w/ BUGS AND RATS
 

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