As the Gun Drops to the Floor
Since music has evolved to appeal to the vox populi, there has been an unfortunate distilling of genuinely good music into one-liners and cookie-cutter songs that will unavoidably get stuck in your head long enough to make you want to run full speed into a wall. To avoid unwanted hospitalizations due to bland, repetitive music: prescribe yourself something good. Enter Cryptic: three friends from Minneapolis, Minnesota who only want to give you what you already want to hear: rock music, (and more rock music). There is Andy Gagnon on the drums. He enjoys being right about things and also watches professional wrestling. Mr. Luke Aton is all over his bass guitar. He is a tattoo connoisseur and likes long walks on the beach. Finally, there is Mitch Hoglin who sits out front, singing and plucking strings on his guitar. He is kinda tall and secretly wishes to be Chewbacca. Back in 2006, Cryptic self-released a basement-produced record called "If A Kiss Could Cure My Disease.' The record boasted ten tracks of awesomeness unlike the world had ever seen, and sold a few copies in the process. Nowadays, the band is tinkering around with some new material in hopes of releasing a new full length record soon, but in the meantime, they thought it would be super to release a five song e.p. featuring some new stuff, some old stuff, and some acoustic tracks. The end result is their new e.p. 'As the Gun Drops to the Floor.' This record marks the return of the fan favorite song, 'Backseat Ashtray', and welcomes the highly anticipated newcomers 'Falling', and 'Colonel Mustard'. Joining the mix are a tag-team duo of acoustic versions of 'The Orange Song' and 'All I Am' (which features a duet with vocalist Jill Johnson). We can feel your excitement, but please, for the moment, keep it in your pants. All in all, the band is excited to kick out some fresh tunes and push their new e.p. until the cows come home. All you need to do to support local music and Cryptic is to come out to a show and prove that rock music is still alive and kicking, (scream a little, take off a few articles of clothing...whatever you have to do). We always like meeting new fans, so bring your friends. For a good time, or just to learn more about the band, check out Cryptic on YouTube where you'll find live shows and video blogs posted regularly. And remember: Cryptic IS COMING...