New Music Critique: Creature Canyon

Creature Canyon
Contact: [email protected]

Web: creaturecanyonmusic.com

Seeking: Film/TV
Style: Indie Rock

As soon as its dense fabric of sound leaped from our speakers with an upbeat dance-rock vitality (complete with falsettos and gang-style chorus chants) it was clear that Creature Canyon’s “Simulator” is a record—an infectious single—that is ready-to-go in all formats.  The production, from its guitar tone to its cool, deep, drum tone, nails every aspect of what this song should be. “Faded Fire” has a strong but easygoing pace set by its awesome off-kilter drum + bass grooves. Not to be outdone in the hookiness department, “Sleepwalking” deploys a machine drumbeat that adrenalizes the whole thing. This band, with hints of Cage the Elephant and Fitz & the Tantrums, have cracked the pop-music code.