It’s not often that I’ll go out of my way to endorse close-up shots of kids getting bruised, maimed, lacerated or otherwise impaired. But somehow, the swaying croon of Crinkles frontmen Jonathan and Nicholas Campolo makes it all okay. Indeed, the video for Crinkles’ “Elevator” is a 4-minute treasure of vintage found-footage; dabbling in analog psychedelia on the visual end of things, whilst sonically adhering to a quietly-wrought drapery of woozy vocals and lo-fi arrangement.
Originally formed in Burlington VT, the brothers Campolo together with lead-guitarist Daniel Crosby and drummer Andrew Chugg relocated the band to Brooklyn in 2009, expanding to a 5-piece with the addition of bassist Kyle Kabel. Since then, they’ve put out the very terrific Italian Ice EP, and are set to release their debut LP, Loss Leader. The album, a collection of recordings captured over the past 3 years and recently re-mastered by Drew Swinburne (Wham City, Vice) – will be available March 27th on 12″.
Below, check out the video for the band’s aforementioned single – “Elevator”, or download the track via SoundCloud.
COINCIDENTALLY, in support of the new record, Crinkles will be joining fellow Brooklynites SoftSpot on a selection of tour dates up and down the Northeast which just kicked off yesterday (there’s even a show in Quebec City for you lucky canucks out there). Best of all, you’ll be able to catch them TONIGHT at Paper Sun Warehouse.
The full tour schedule is included below, and additional information can be found here.
3/20 Tues STOOD @ SUNY PURCHASE Purchase NY w/ Ravi Shavi + Napoleon
3/21 Wed PAPER SUN Wash DC
3/22 Thurs THE NILE Richmond, VA w/ Caves Caverns
3/24 Sat DREAM CASTLE Philly PA w/ Sleep Study + Ghost Light
3/25 Sun BUTCHER SHOP Allston MA w/ Girlfriends + Fat Creeps
3/26 Mon LOFT A-TI PAUL Quebec City CAN w/ Leafer + Absolutely Free (DD/MM/YYYY)
3/27 Tues MONKEY HOUSE Winooski VT w/ Brenda + toothache. + DJ Disco Phantom
3/28 Wed Crinkles @ GLASSLANDS GALLERY Brooklyn NY w/ Cloud Nothings + A Classic Education (SOLD OUT!)