CVLT Nation Streaming:
Criminal Code “Days End” + Tour News

Tacoma, Washington’s Criminal Code are set to release a new, 2-song EP Solitude on Forward Records in May, just in time for their upcoming tour with the Nervosas. Below is the b-side, “Days End,” given exclusively to CVLT Nation to stream.

Criminal Code’s 2014 LP No Device was a masterful blend of punk-oriented styles that teetered alternately to the side of postpunk, hardcore, post-hardcore, and gothic rock, always with an underlying hardcore punk ferocity. Each track on No Device surprised with a different take on the genre – sometimes a mid-tempo track would feature flanged out, watery guitars and remind of a doomy band like Part 1 or Rudimentary Peni. The 4 piece was often compared favorably to Husker Du and Saccharine Trust. “Days End,” below, leans more to the side of goth punk/dark punk; it’s a good mid-tempo slab of dirgey gloom that nonetheless retains enough sheer snarling punk energy to merit a fist pump or two, or ten. Shades of Texas band Institute, too. “[A] tightly wound psychedelic nightmare, as if My Bloody Valentine grew up playing Middle Class covers,” their band page at Deranged says – not inaccurately.

 

 

The Solitude EP will come out on Forward Records. Criminal Code have a Bandcamp page here and their blog is here.

Check it out!

Criminal Code June, 2016 tour dates with Nervosas:

June 9 Thursday- Columbus @ Spacebar
June 10 Friday – Chicago @ Chop Shop (all ages)
June 11 Saturday- Minneapolis
June 12 Sunday – Milwaukee @ the Lucky Cat (art space)
June 13 Monday – Grand Rapids
June 14 Tues – Detroit
June 15 Wed – Toronto
June 16 Thurs – Ottawa @ Ottawa Explosion
June 17 Friday- Montreal @ La Vitriola
June 18 Saturday – Brooklyn @ Acheron
June 19 Sunday – Philly @ Second Empire

 

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Oliver Sheppard

Oliver Sheppard

Oliver Sheppard is a writer from Texas. He's been writing for CVLT Nation for over 5 years. He's also written for Maximum Rock-n-Roll, Bandcamp.com, Souciant, and others. He started the Radio Schizo podcast in the early days of podcasting (2005) and began the Wardance and Funeral Parade event nights in Dallas and Austin, respectively, in 2012. He is the author of the upcoming nonfiction book Theda Bara in Her Own Words.