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Alter The Press! Presents: Creature Colony

Originally starting out as an acoustic duo, front man Dustin Andrews and Allan Sechrist recruited bassist Jonathan Jennings and Chris Constancio in the fall of 2010. The bands expansion has allowed Creature Colony to add depth to their brand of indie rock.

Based out of Los Banos, California, Creature Colony have been compared to the likes of Manchester Orchestra, Brand New and Death Cab For Cutie. Their latest release, 'Breathe Night, White Owl' emphasizes this point but at the same time it shows the bands strong creativity, originality and sensible songwriting approach. From the scrappy 'All You Have' to folk-esq 'Con the Aviator', Creature Colony have the ability to draw listeners in superbly.

With a style and influences that has a large fan base already, Creature Colony are definitely a band to keep an eye out, as we're certain they'll be emerging with numerous other up and coming indie rock bands.

For Fans Of: Manchester Orchestra, Death Cab for Cutie and Brand New.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Creature Colony: We are very dedicated band that is determined to introduce our music to as many people as possible. We believe that our fans describe us best: “You guys have masterfully collected a barrage of influences and cagely sculpted something entirely your own. It’s familiar, not in the way of unoriginality, but in the way of comfortablility. The songs create an inviting air around me. Impressive.”

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
CC: With a little indie, a little rock, and some folk on top, Creature Colony is a band for the eclectic music fan.

Creature Colony was formed by lead vocalist Dustin Andrews in the summer of 2010. Initially the band was an acoustic act featuring only Andrews and lead guitarist Allan Sechrist. In the fall of 2010, the band’s popularity and musical drive inspired the duo to fill out their sound and recruit long-time friends Jonathan Jennings on bass and Chris Constancio on drums. With each member having been in several bands throughout the years, Creature Colony found perfect chemistry with its new, yet experienced line-up.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
CC: Last month, we opened for one of our favorite bands Now, Now (formerly Now, Now Every Children). Not only were they amazing live, they were some of the most genuinely nice people you will ever meet. On top of them putting on an amazing performance, they stood in the front of the crowd during our entire set and told us repeatedly how much they loved our band and that our songs were giving them shivers. After the show, they talked with us about how they would love to play with us again. We definitely look forward to opening for them again sometime in the near future. In the mean time, we wish our new friends Now, Now the best of luck on their tour with Fake Problems!

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
CC: We plan on keeping a constant flow of shows, so that we can continue to play in front of new people. A summer tour is also in the works. We also are also going into a studio in late April to start recording for our next release; a split 7 inch record to be released early summer 2011. We are also looking for further label representation and hope to make the jump to a larger label before the release of our next full-length album at the end of the year.

'Breathe Night, White Owl' by Creature Colony is available now through Bandcamp via Quote Your Pulse Records.

'When You Built the Cradle' by Creature Colony is available now as a free download on Bandcamp via Quote Your Pulse Records.

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