Category: Mean Creek

Stereogum Premiere Mean Creek’s My Madeline Video


On the release day of their newest record, Stereogum premiered the video for single, ‘My Madeline.’ Talking about the spooky feel out the video itself, Sterogum went onto talk about the intricate harmonies between vocalists Chris Keene and Aurore Ounian as they build off eachother effortlessly.

Mean Creek – “My Madeline” from hawke on Vimeo.

Stereogum Premiere Mean Creek’s ‘Johnny Allen’


In anticipation of their record, Stereogum premiered Mean Creek’s track, ‘Johnny Allen’ from Local Losers. Speaking about the song’s intensity and inherent energy, Steroegum went on to say,  ”the chorus is killer, both for its high-flying male-female harmonies and its simple, incisive lyrics.”

Wondering Sound Feature Mean Creek


In two short features, Wondering Sound, recently posted up about Boston rockers, Mean Creek while they made their trip down to Austin for SXSW. Recording a relaxed take of single, ‘My Madeline,’ Mean Creek also exchanged words with Wondering sound about what they’d do if one of America’s most wanted criminals moved in to the flat next door to them.


Mean Creek’s newest record, ‘Local Losers’ is out April 8th via Old Flame!

Noisey Premiere ‘My Madeline’ by Mean Creek

Mean Creek 1 (Nick Curran)

Off their forthcoming record, ‘Local Losers,’ the folks over at Noisey recently premiered the second single from Mean Creek, with their track, ‘My Madeline.’ Talking about how friendly and awesome Mean Creek are as a band, Noisey touched on the reassuring qualities found within ‘My Madeline(‘s)’ lyrics and the ‘sugary’ quality of Chris Keene’s vocals as Aurore backs him up with “scuzzed up guitars.” Noisey also compared Mean Creek to Sebadoh, for making great use of the minor chord.

‘Local Losers’ is out April 8th via Old Flame Records.

emusic Loves Mean Creek

Mean Creek: Local Losers Release Announcement

Boston rockers, Mean Creek, are enjoying the kind words from the folks over at emusic, where their track, ‘Cool Town’ was recently featured as the daily download. Also over on emusic, Mean Creek were featured as being a, Next Big Thing, for 2014 and said to have, “arena-sized ambitions. emusic also said that, ‘Cool Town,’ “intersperses punk’s desire to get out with indiepop’s resigned sighs.”

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*Mean Creek’s forthcoming record, ‘Local Losers,’ comes out in just about a month via Old Flame Records.

Stereogum Premieres ‘Cool Town’ Video by Mean Creek

In anticipation for their January record, ‘Local Losers,’ Boston rockers, Mean Creek, have just had their brand-new and wildly fun music video for, ‘Cool Town’ premiered via the folks at Stereogum. A tribute/knock-off of Alanis Morissette’s video for, ‘Ironic,’ Mean Creek brought out the wigs and their fun-loving personalities to make the video. Check it out and have a laugh, it’s worth the three minutes! Oh, and Chris is wearing SLEEVES!



Mean Creek to Release Record in January


We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be putting Mean Creek’s next record, ‘Local Losers’ in January of next year! The Boston band has been praised for their edgy garage-punk aggression with a seriously emotional and personal touch. Coming off a win at the 2012 Boston Music Awards for Best Album with, ‘Youth Companion,’ Mean Creek has been hard at work writing and recording their newest record.

The four members of Mean Creek all grew up together in Massachusetts. Listening to similar sounds from the area, they come from a long tradition of Massachusetts bands who also embraced punk inspired rock music; Mission Of Burma, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., The Lemonheads- all of these bands left a lasting impact on the members of Mean Creek.

“Local Losers” is the latest offering from the band. Eight tracks that go by at break neck speed, played with the kind of desperation & force only a young, hungry rock band can bring; A true reflection of their energetic live show. These are songs about love, confusion, loneliness, and heartbreak. Throughout all of life’s ups and downs, two things have always held true for these four, their music and friendship. It’s the sounds, ideas, and emotions that they create when they are in a room together, and that is what this album is all about.

Single, ‘Cool Town’ is available for streaming on Impose Magazine, where the album was announced. Mean Creek will be playing a handful of fall dates across the Northeast in the coming months, so keep an eye out!

  • 9/15 – Worcester, MA @ START Festival
  • 10/11 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
  • 10/07 – Northampton, MA @ Sierra Grille
  • 10/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
  • 10/09 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • Mean Creek’s ‘Sweet Thing’ in CBS’ ‘Under The Dome’



    ‘Sweet Thing’ by Mean Creek will be featured tonight (8/19) in CBS’s new hit drama, Under The DomeIt will be played towards the end of the episode to add extra emotion to the closing moments of,  ”The Fourth Hand.”

    Watch the Shark? California Grrls Video on Stereogum

    The fine folks at Stereogum premiered the humorous new video from Shark? Watch “California Grrls” now if you want a cheap laugh and come see them play with Mean Creek and Radical Dads tonight at Death By Audio in Brooklyn if you want a cheap rocking.

    From Stereogum:
    “NYC garage quartet Shark? seem to inhabit a world where primarily everyone dons a poor quality Ronalde Reagan (I assume this is Reagan. Just a janky, janky Reagan) mask in their normal lives. They wear a Reagan mask when they’re at band practice, making out, and stealing people’s purses. It’s the right display of Shark?’s sense of humor, whose anti-ode to the women of the west coast “California Grrls” may be vitriol-laden but seems to have a tongue-in-cheek sensibility to it. The band has just released the song with Old Flame Records, who will also drop their full-length Savior later this year. Watch the video below.”

    Shark? – “California Grrls” Video from stereogum on Vimeo.

    MTV Hive Premieres Mean Creek ‘Come On Before It’s Gone’ MP3


    MTV Hive premiered the latest cut off the brand new Mean Creek LP, comparing it to a cross between The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, and Yuck. Check out ‘Come On Before It’s Gone’ over at MTV Hive now!

    Check them out along the west coast as they continue their tour with Counting Crows. As Adam Duritz said, ”Come out early, those bands we have opening are really great. Mean Creek in particular, they remind me of the Pixies, they are incredible.”

    • November 14th Albuquerque, NM at Kiva Auditorium
    • November 16th Tucson, AZ at AVA Amphiteatre
    • November 17th Temecula, CA at Pechanga Casino
    • November 20th San Francisco, CA at Nob Hill Masonic Center
    • November 24th Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern
    • November 25th Anaheim, CA at The Grove