Spiritual Cramp - Spiritual Cramp
There’s tons of angst and anger and restlessness on Spiritual Cramp, but it all comes out sounding like euphoria. It’s not music to think about. It’s music to feel. – STEREOGUM ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Angular riffs and super-melodic vocals that feel more in line with the kind of thing Interpol or The Strokes were spitting out two decades ago…This all adds up to a pretty exciting band that you want to know more about. – FADER
The punk album I’m looking forward to the most for the rest of this year. – THE NEEDLE DROP
San Francisco punks Spiritual Cramp have released their long-awaited self-titled debut LP via Blue Grape Music. Spiritual Cramp was produced by Michael Bingham and Michael Fenton of the band and includes additional production from Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, M83, The Linda Linda’s, Cherry Glazerr, etc.), who also mixed the album. The band brings fast downstrokes and upstrokes with hip-hop production and reggae inspirations to a Taking Heads meets Big Audio Dynamite meets Clash-styled punk, finding a balance between Molotov protest songs and genuine personal struggle heavy with this self-interrogation, even when delivered via two-and-a-half minute bounce house thrill rides. Both are a product of Bingham and Fenton coming up in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Praised for being a band in their own lane, their well-documented live shows and a handful of EPs have garnered the band a consistent buzz and support from the likes of Iggy Pop, V**gra Boys, Metz, Turnstile, GEL, Deafheaven, Turnover, Militarie Gun and many more.