Young Creatures is a psychedelic rock and pop band from Los Angeles, California. In three short years, the quartet has achieved major exposure in the United States and Europe, owing to their tireless DIY efforts and their adventurous, pop-sensible sound.
In 2015, Young Creatures is touring relentlessly in support of Fear All The Things, their first full-length effort. From the Pacific Northwest to SXSW, to upcoming dates in the Northeast and Canada, no stone is left unturned.
Receiving positive local press for their first two EPs, Young Creatures (2012) and Habitats (2013), they began writing songs for what would become their debut full-length album. Blending singer/guitarist Mike Post's powerful hooks with quirky grooves and dark psychedelic textures, the band's democratic writing process produced material that was more mature, more accessible and more original than anything they had done before. Tracking was split between Angeleno studios Red Rockets Glare and Kingsize Soundlabs, with the band's own Post producing/mixing, engineering by Raymond Richards (Local Natives, Avid Dancer), and mastering by Mark Chalecki (AA Bondi, Booker T Jones). Original artwork was provided by John Le, with photography by Samantha Zachrich.
Upon release in September 2014, Fear All The Things began turning heads in the heavily populated Los Angeles scene. LA Weekly praised their "surges of heavier psychedelic power," while FOX 11 Los Angeles prophesied that the "band just may be on the cusp of stardom." Performances at prominent clubs like The Echo, Bardot, and The Viper Room solidified their presence in the LA underground. Their influence further expanded into Europe with a feature in Classic Rock Magazine; an accompanying CD including lead single "Fear All The Things" shipped to 70,000 readers in the UK and continental Europe.
Now making serious waves, Young Creature attracted the attention of several high-profile live session studios. Performances were recorded for Daytrotter, Converse Rubber Tracks, Jam In The Van and Balcony TV.
In January 2015, Young Creatures sign with Hunnypot Unlimited, a boutique music publisher. Their partnership led to the band's biggest break yet – the single "Lionheart" was featured on ABC Family's new hit show, Stitchers. This TV placement has helped to legitimize the band and bring them to a broad, new audience.
Young Creatures is currently writing material for the follow-up to Fear All The Things, as well as performing on both coasts of the United States. Young Creatures is Mike Post (vocals/guitar), Andrew Gleason (guitar/vocals), Spencer King (bass), and Michael Escalante (drums)