By Eric McKeefer
Local Music Journalist
A train whistle blows into the first seconds of Indoor Creature’s new single, “Selfish Liars.” Like waking up on the wrong side of the bed, after you slept through your first class on a Monday. Slow, solemn and personal, it ends too soon. Emotionally engaging and these lyrics cycle over hot red-orange guitar chords while the crash accents with jade splashes on the one and three. The silky sax solo by lead singer Caleb Fleischer hits the melodrama of “Us and Them” by Pink Floyd and flows beautifully into the outro-fade that leaves me wanting a more. As you can tell I’m quite excited about this new single and the new direction of production Indoor Creature is taking in studio.
“Selfish Liars” is the fourth (technically third) single released this year by the lounge pop quartet. Now featuring live recorded drums and a band focused on the writing and recording process, Indoor Creature unveils today the first track of their upcoming new album, said to be released spring 2019. The band also announced a music video for this single will be animated by Joe Walsh, who made the visualizer for “Ode To Boone” but did not have a set release date.
Last week I got the opportunity to sit down and talk with Indoor Creature about the writing and recording process, how the band has developed, music influences and more. The full interview can be found below, and the new track “Selfish Liars” is streaming everywhere today Nov. 16.
Featured image courtesy of Rachel Lai.