Spiritual Cramp hit us with new EP, Police State, coming June 8 on Deranged. Hot on the heels of their breakout, debut EP, Mass Hysteria, the band quickly grew to be Cali’s next underground must-see — earning them support spots with American Nightmare, Pissed Jeans and more.
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 ’70s / early ’80s working class rock and punk, which function on the upbeat, showcasing very bright guitars yet generating darker vocal rhythms and darker paterning.
Catch them live:
6/08: San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill #
6/09: Los Angeles, CA – The Factory 4th Floor #
06/10: Fullerton, CA – Programme Skate Shop #
7/13: Los Angeles, CA – Sound and Fury Fest
# – w/ Fiddlehead