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New Releases: Creux Lies | Misunderstanding

A strong post-punk/darkwave track serves as a teaser for the forthcoming album.

Post-punk outfit Creux Lies have announced that they will release their second full-length album 'Goodbye Divine' via Freakwave, a Berlin-based label that is part of the Schubert Music Europe group. Nearly a year in the making, fans can expect both arrivals and departures from what they may be expecting, as the band offers a complete range of emotions throughout this collection.

Their new album is preceded by the lead single 'Misunderstanding' - a dark, sexy, danceable track that demonstrates how the band became so beloved on the post-punk and cold wave scenes in just a short time.

Hailing from Sacramento, California, Creux Lies is Ean Clevenger (vocals, programming), Barry Crider (guitars, vocals), Kyle Vorst (bass), and David Wright (synth, drum programming), praised for their reverb-laden guitar work, creative synth structures, and dynamic vocals recalling the best from 80’s-early 90’s dark pop and post-punk.

"Misunderstanding emerged from part of this strange writing session/coping moment during the world shut down, awakened with this "whoa oh, oh oh" in my head from a dream and went to the computer just after dawn. As with many tracks on this latest album, my tentative register was landing a bit lower from trying to sing it out in the early morning hours. So, the profound moody thing resonated, and the song unfolded around my fingers on the synths," says Ean Clevenger.

"The Creux added some great additions during production and elevated this song to what it is today. Ironically, the lyrics and message behind the track illuminate a moment of clarity when the misunderstanding of a perspective actually reveals itself as absolute authenticity."

Their 2018 debut album 'The Hearth' (produced by Patrick Hills, recorded at Earthtone Studios and released via Cleopatra Records with 3 sold-out vinyl pressings) made quite a big impact on the international post-punk and coldwave scene, putting the four-piece on a trajectory that ultimately led to signing with Freakwave.

Apart from successful tours in North America and Europe, Creux Lies has shared the stage with the likes of The Soft Moon, Clan of Xymox, Drab Majesty, Soft Kill, Gene Loves Jezebel, ACTORS, Vowws and Twin Tribes, as well as performing at Absolution Fest, WGT, Murder of Crows NY and playing to a sold-out crowd at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig.

'Misunderstanding' is available across streaming platforms like Spotify, as well as online stores such as Apple Music. The full 'Goodbye Divine' LP will be released on October 8.

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