Simple Creatures Announce Debut EP Strange Love; Release Title-Track
Simple Creatures have announced details of their debut EP Strange Love, and have unveiled a video for its title-track.
The duo – All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and blink-182’s Mark Hoppus – will be releasing their new six-song EP on March 29 via BMG (pre-order it here), with Mark suggesting that it “is the first glimpse into the Simple Creatures universe”.
“Cooked up in studios and basements around Los Angeles, we set out to push ourselves in musical directions that are new and exciting to us,” he continues. “Embracing new recording techniques and processes, we broke songs down to their barest bones and rebuilt them into musical Frankenstein monsters. From uptempo tracks like Drug, to the ratty snarl of Lucy, we’ve broken out of our own musical molds and built a world of trashy guitars, distorted synths, crushing programmed drums, and a whole lot of fun and noise.”
“Strange Love is the proverbial foot-kicking-down-the-door to the house of Simple Creatures,” adds Alex. “We picked these songs to represent everything that this project is about, to defy expectations, and to showcase the stylistic choices we set out to make from its inception. The approach to writing was, ‘whatever makes us feel like we’re way outside of our comfort zone.’ We weren’t afraid to push each other and strive to get stranger.”
Check out Strange Love below, and keep your eyes peeled for live dates from Simple Creatures very soon…
The tracklisting for Strange Love is as follows:
2. Strange Love
3. How to Live
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