Today, SF’s Spiritual Cramp hit us with a new video for their latest jam, “The Erasure”. The band linked up with their buddies for a high energy live performance that was inspired by 60’s/70’s vibes and colors — a perfect throwback that flaunts the band’s epic and unforgettable live show.
Vocalist Michael Bingham explains “‘The Erasure‘ is about trying not to completely lose my personality in the quest for self-betterment. Erasing all the parts about myself I know are wrong, but accidentally erasing some of the good parts with it. I’m trying hard to fill those gaps with positivity but unsure where to look so of course. I just want to be kind and well intentioned is all I know. Still searching for the answer.”
Hot on the heels of their two breakout EPs, ‘Mass Hysteria‘ (React) and ‘Police State‘ (Deranged), Spiritual Cramp have quickly grown to be Cali’s next underground must-see
— earning them support spots with American Nightmare, Pissed Jeans and more. They will release their new 12″ ‘Television’ on October 12 via Deranged. The album includes four new tracks and a compilation of their last two EPs. Next month they journey through the midwest and east coast with Radioactivity. Check below for a full list of dates.
Citing sources from early Dub influenced Clash, Blitz and The Modern Lovers – Spiritual Cramp exist in a strange vacuum somewhere between David Byrne’s oversized suit and a bar fight between a bunch of drunk goons on Polk Street in SF. Hate for the police, the government, the status quo and himself are reoccurring themes in Bingham’s lyrics. The sounds borrow from the past, echoes of late 70’s / early 80’s working class rock and punk, which function on the upbeat, showcasing very bright guitars yet generating darker vocal rhythms and darker patterning.