From the heart of Jersey City, the collective known as CREAMRS has unveiled their latest sonic offering, “Baltic Lover.” Awash with a hazy concoction of fuzz-laden refrains and dissonant, megaphone-inflected vocals, this track is like a siren’s call from the ghost of CBGB.
The track pulsates with a relentless underlying rhythm, echoing the likes of The Stooges, Pixies, and Beck in their earliest days, while retaining a palpable sense of originality. The basslines, reminiscent of The Cramps’ iconic sound, add an extra layer of complexity and darkness to the mix, making it an intoxicating auditory experience.
CREAMRS is the brainchild of Jeffrey Roger (vox/guitar), Eric Luszcz (bass/keys), and Michael Santostefano (drums). This trio has a rich history of collaborations with prominent bands such as Pale Angels, D’arcy, and Faded.
“Baltic Lover” is both ominously dark and hypnotically compelling. One can’t help but be drawn into their unique and captivating musical world. It’s a place where the lines between the nostalgic past and the innovative future of the genre blur, creating a realm where the unsettling and the entrancing cohabitate.
In a vivid celebration of analogue technology, the music video was brought to life under the masterful direction of Tito White Fang, exclusively utilizing the gritty charm of VHS. The band reveals an intriguing glimpse into their retro-futuristic motif that evokes the raw energy of the ’80s. The striking use of duochrome not only lends an inimitable texture to the video but also pays homage to the era from which it draws inspiration.
“To get the Max Headroom-style effects we used an old hardware video mixer from the 80’s,” the band explains.
Watch the video below:
“Baltic Lover” was recorded and mixed in Brooklyn, NY by Dais/Sacred Bones collaborator Ben Greenberg (Uniform and the Men).
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