The Cryptics Reveal Their New Song, “Time to Kill Time”

In their 12 years together, The Cryptics have released 3 studio albums, toured internationally and direct supported some of their favorite artists.

This Dover, New Hampshire quartet came together in 2008 and has been out straight ever since. Whether touring Europe, Mexico, Cuba or direct supporting bands like Dead Kennedys, Guttermouth, and the Angry Samoans back on the homefront, the band has stayed busy in its dozen year stretch.

After 2018’s Euro-tour with Battalion Of Saints, the band took its full first year off from tour since its inception to record the all-new “Continuous New Behavior” as well as get up to speed on the band’s entire back catalog. In 2020, the band is right back where they belong.

On their new song “Time to Kill Time”, vocalist Tino Valpa reveals: “Time To Kill Time” is a song about and against sluggishness and self-denial. It addresses something that hardly anyone speaks about or even notices: negative group mentality. When people get together they’d rather sit around and do nothing than do something productive or fun. The topic gets more depressing as we begin to imagine younger people in this situation.

Kids sitting around playing video games, eating garbage, taking drugs, afraid or embarrassed to say anything in a group. So few are saying “hey, let’s get up and go somewhere. Let’s play a game, let’s do something outside, let’s live.” They would rather go with the flow than actually do something productive or meaningful. And it’s not to say people shouldn’t relax once in a while. Nothing wrong with that. But the problem is it’s all aimless relaxation. It’s all phones. It’s all video games. It’s all unhealthy.

It blows my mind that anyone can claim boredom. There is so much in this world you can do no matter what you’re interested in. This song is a societal reality check and an SOS to the people that are active, productive, and jovial so they know that they are not alone. There are people who have goals. People who know what they want in this world. People who couldn’t dream of boredom. People who like to have fun. The song speaks for itself – who has the time to kill time?!”.

The band’s upcoming record, “Continuous New Behavior”, will be out on January 31st. Pre-orders are available here:

Upcoming tour dates:

Wednesday, February 26th – Fargo, ND @ The Red Raven

Friday, February 28th – Billings, MT @ Cameron Records

Sunday, March 1st – Moscow, ID @ Bitterroot Tattoo

Monday, March 2nd – Spokane, WA @ The Pin

Tuesday, March 3rd – Seattle, WA @ The Kraken

Wednesday, March 4th – Portland, OR @ Twilight Bar

Friday, March 6th – Medford, OR @ Medford Pyrate Punx House

Tuesday, March 10th – Reno, NV @ Shea’s Tavern

Wednesday, March 11th – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout

Saturday, March 14th – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery

Sunday, March 15th – Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza

Tuesday, March 17th – Ventura, CA @ The Red Cove

Wednesday, March 18th – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar

Thursday, March 19th – Long Beach, CA @ DiPiazza Restaurant and Lounge

Friday, March 20th – Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate & Sound

Saturday, March 21st – Riverside, CA @ De Villa Bella

Sunday, March 22nd – San Diego, CA @ Bancroft Bar

Monday, March 23rd – Yuma, AZ @ The CoOp

Tuesday, March 24th – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

Wednesday, March 25th – Tucson, AZ @ The Spark Project Collective

Thursday, March 26th – Las Cruces, NM @ Eyeconik Records

Friday, March 27th – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar

Saturday, March 28th – San Antonio, TX @ Ventura SATX

Thursday, April 2nd – Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note Lounge

Saturday, April 4th – Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn

Sunday, April 5th – Newport, KY @ Southgate Revival House

Tuesday, April 7th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Small’s Funhouse

Wednesday, April 8th – Coplay, PA @ The Building

Thursday, April 9th – Manchester, CT @ DAM House [David Holk]

Thursday, April 23rd – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds Bar

Friday April 24th – Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House

Saturday, April 25th – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

Sunday, April 26th – Washington DC @ Slash Run

Monday, April 27th – Norfolk, VA @ Charlie’s American Cafe

Wednesday, April 29th – Roanoke, VA @ The Front Row

Thursday, April 30th – Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza

Friday, May 1st – Charlotte, NC @ Skylark Social Club

Tuesday, May 5th – Jacksonville, FL @ The Justice Pub

Friday, May 8th – St. Petersburg, FL @ VFW 39

Saturday, May 9th – Gainesville, FL @ The Hardback Cafe

Tuesday, May 12th – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone Cafe

Thursday, May 14th – Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar

Friday, May 15th – York, PA @ Skid Row Garage

Saturday, May 16th – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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