Creature and the Woods are a harmonic brotherhood, dredging the grooves of Rock & Roll roots and American mythology. After forming in 2014 and undergoing an abrupt lineup change in 2015, Creature and the Woods quickly earned critical applause and regional attention with the purity of their heart-pounding live performances and the intensity of lead singer, Roger Molina’s storytelling. Balancing punk ethos with the melodic sensibility of a folk singing group, the quintet pulses with a distant heart beat, grounded in an all-to-present perspective. Bashing mallet and drum, Creature and the Woods howl from inside the sage journey, inside the core of Americana, inexplicably carving new songs into the bedrock of ancestral land.
With the release of Rise (Blind Owl) in 2017, Creature and the Woods set the new vanguard of Southern California roots music. An eight song debut, Rise documents the formation of a new canon, moving from hard times ballads to rock & roll throw down with the artistry of fervent craftsmanship and ardent exclamation. Strutting into a new criterion of Americana with the reverie of a hallucinatory choir, Creature and the Woods continue to expand the breadth of their own melodic lore.
A new EP, J Tree is scheduled for release in 2018 on Blind Owl.