Eternity, In Your Arms
ROCKS LIKE: My Chemical Romance, NOFX, Alkaline Trio
WHAT'S DIFFERENT: How many punk bands out there loosely base their releases around Peter Pan? This quirky and imaginative aspect of the band is what makes Creeper stand tall as perhaps the greatest punk band in recent years. Their first two EPs, as well as their new record, Eternity, In Your Arms, weave narratives together that are deeply personal. This full-length debut centers around a detective character named James Scythe, pulling you directly into this U.K. band’s very own gothic and eerie world.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Creeper take the sounds we know and love from the very first punk bands into the modern age. They are as fun as they are dramatic, combining lovely melodies with stampeding choruses. Eternity, In Your Arms could very easily be a musical score as much as it is a step forward for abrasive punk. These rockers make a wonderful case for themselves in the age-old debate of whose punk is better, Great Britain’s or America’s.
OUR PICK: “Poison Pens”