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While Fresno, CA was formed just after the California Gold Rush 150+ years ago, Paper Garden Pioneers have scoured the lands and made a rare and beautiful discovery in the lustrous and enchanting FIERCE CREATURES.
We are very proud to announce the release of Fierce Creature’s new full-length debut album, Catacomb Party, on September 11th. The bands previous EP, I Mostri Feroci, ranked #1 on CMJ’s Unsigned charts, garnered positive attention from the blogosphere (ie. My Old Kentucky Blog, The Wild Honey Pie, yvynyl, Sonicbids/CMJ Spotlight, Glide Magazine, Deli Radio), as well as landing the band a publishing deal with Windish Licensing.
Fierce Creatures first caught our ear with their “Satan Is A Vampire” single, which found itself in regular rotation in our office and into our hearts. An invitation to play our SXSW Showcase earlier this year gave us the chance to see just how energetic and completely engaging Fierce Creatures are when they take the stage. Fierce Creatures have drawn comparisons to Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, The Shins, and Of Montreal, which stands true to their high energy, unique arrangements and charismatic presence. This is a band who can create a wonderfully cohesive and imaginative album and seamlessly translate it to a live setting.
Fierce Creatures will be playing a slew of West Coast shows around the release including three shows with label-mates Conveyor, a record release show in Fresno and a block party/festival in Oregon. For full tour dates, EPK, and more about Fierce Creatures, visit http://www.papergardenrecords.com/bands/fierce-creatures.
7/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s w/ Conveyor
7/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ Conveyor
7/21 – Fresno, CA @ Fresno Brewing Company (RECORD RELEASE SHOW!)
7/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake w/ Conveyor
8/4 – Eugene, OR @ Whiteaker Block Party
8/23 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
8/24 – Sacramento,CA @ Harlow’s
About Fierce Creatures
Fierce Creatures emerged from the scorching Fresno, CA summer of 2009. Abandoning past musical undertakings that never seemed to fit quite right, the band came together to build a fresh identity, free of limitations, focused on the joy of undiluted music. They drew inspiration from the melodic heritage of classic rock and pop, as well as the grandeur and spirit of its inventive successors. By reinterpreting musical conventions and pursuing a song wherever it leads, Fierce Creatures has created something new and altogether enchanting.
Guitar and keys drive the songs, but don’t restrict them. Mandolin, harmonica, and bells accentuate the sound, with chanting choruses and a miscellany of percussion. The product is a cultivated art-pop that fluctuates from delicate anthems to soaring ballads. Fierce Creatures’ self-produced, self-released debut EP, I Mostri Feroci, arrived in July 2010. They will be releasing their first full-length album, Catacomb Party, on August 7th, 2012 via Paper Garden Records.
Fierce Creatures is Mike Adame, Mathr Collom, Tomas Galvan, Joel Melton, Jon Rulloda, Nathaniel Stiers, and Amanda Valdez.
1) Ask For Lightning
2) Babbity Abbot
3) Lover’s Vice
4) Body For The Grave
5) For The World Is Hollow
6) Catacomb Party
7) Magical Disappearing Acts
8 ) Once I Wasn’t
9) These Parts
10) We Know It Knows