Hypocrite In A Hippy Crypt, the brainchild of a Colorado-based one-man bedroom studio, unveils their latest single “The Next Level” from the upcoming EP ‘The New Planet,’ slated for release on 9/15. This auditory adventure delves into the realms of twee pop and psychedelia, with the track itself drawing inspiration from the Heaven’s Gate cult.
In their seventh release, ‘The New Planet,’ Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt ventures into uncharted musical territories while staying rooted in the indie/garage rock ethos. Analog and modular synths make their debut, infusing the project with a psychedelic touch, as evident in the lead single “The Next Level.” Despite the generally upbeat and hopeful melodies, the album’s lyrics explore themes of escapism and detachment, offering a captivating emotional journey as we approach the close of the summer season. With ‘The New Planet,’ Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt showcases their peak form, presenting some of their most compelling and infectious songwriting to date. It’s a true gem in a career that spans over a decade and is brimming with musical treasures.
“The New Planet” introduces new sonic dimensions to Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt’s signature lo-fi slacker pop. The opening track, “Sometimes,” kicks off with an infectious guitar hook reminiscent of ’90s pop-rock legends Teenage Fanclub, and later, a dash of Devo-esque synthesizers adds an intriguing layer. Throughout the album, the artist masterfully balances sweet melodies with sardonic lyrics, exemplified in standout tracks like “It’s Only Tuesday,” where urgent guitar picking collides with the anxious plea to “make it to the weekend.” From enchanting ballads to gritty rock anthems, “The New Planet” demonstrates Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt’s versatility and directness, solidifying their place in the indie rock landscape.