LA-based garage rock band Criminal Hygiene are pleased to present the music video for “Greetings From A Postcard,” taken from the Friday, October 4 release of the band’s forthcoming Again EP, which is a companion piece to the band’s studio album, Run It Again. As “the most trusted and patient mail carrier,” the clip for “Greetings From A Postcard” follows the United Run It Again Parcel Service as it spreads its message of dedicated – and very delicate – service all across the country, all while also being a touring rock band.
When narrowing down the tracks that would comprise Run It Again, the members of Criminal Hygiene – Michael Fiore (vocals, guitars, keys), Michael Hiller (vocals, bass, guitars) and Sean “Birdman” Erickson (drums, percussion) – collectively agreed on 10 out of the 16-20 songs they had written for the full-length, setting aside the rest that didn’t quite flow within the raucous mood of the debut but would certainly see the light of day eventually in some capacity. The result is the Again EP, five tracks that bridge new ideas with the old and illustrates the breadth of the band’s songwriting with a sharp view to the future.
“I think these songs on the EP really show the depth and range of the band,” Fiore said. “Especially the quieter stuff like ‘Mississippi Belle’, which was definitely influenced by Big Star and generally the early ‘70s ballads like early Faces and the like.” Elsewhere, the acoustic version of “Rearrange Me” [“Rearrange Me (Rearranged)”] – a song the band has reimagined a few times over its career and which has taken its rightful place as the band’s ‘signature song’ of sorts due to this fact – came about when Fiore played it at one of his best friend’s weddings last September.
“I was in the hotel room after the reception playing it for them,” he recalls. “And after the first time through, they asked me to run it again. Right before that, though, my friend [actress] Sosie Bacon walked in the room, sat down and started singing harmonies. It was such a spontaneous moment, but the way it sounded was perfect and we knew we should record a version like that. It was kind of like ‘A Star Is Born’ except I was drunker and way less handsome than Bradley Cooper and I’m still very broke. One day I’ll piss myself at the Grammys, I just know it.”
Oct 08 - Billings, MT - Yellowstone Valley Brewing *
Oct 10 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
Oct 11 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret *
Oct 13 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
Oct 15 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver *
Oct 16 - Berkeley, CA - The Cornerstone *
Oct 17 - Felton, CA - Felton Music Hall *
Oct 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom *
Oct 20 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *
Oct 22 - Austin, TX - Barracuda *
Oct 23 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Company *
Oct 26 - Nashville, TN - East Room ^
Oct 28 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge #
Oct 30 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater #
* - supporting White Reaper
# - supporting Swervedriver
^ - headline show