We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Culprit’s music video for their song “Masquerade” (watch it below). The video was animated by Jimmy Poirier (LAZERSLAB). The new single is available through Apple Music, Spotify and all other major digital distributors.

The band commented on the song & video:

‘Masquerade’ is more of an ‘angsty’ approach for us from a songwriting perspective. The subject was inspired by watching ‘Daredevil’ (the Netflix series) and the lyrics were written together by Steve Cheung (guitarist of Culprit in 2015) and Travis Powell (Culprit singer and guitarist). In a way, the song’s lyrical content is reminiscent of some foreshadowing for Trump’s ultimate election in 2016 as there are some character similarities between him and Wilson Fisk (from ‘Daredevil’).

About the band:

With an impressive DIY attitude since 2006, three EPs later and a couple hundred shows across the United States alone – Los Angeles alternative rock band Culprit are carving their name in history books. Culprit’s latest 2017 release and first full length album Sonder was recorded throughout 2015/16 at the prestigious Grey Area Studios (Erik Ron) and was produced & engineered by Anthony Reeder (PVRIS / This Wild Life). Fans of Armor For Sleep, From Indian Lakes and Emarosa are in for a real treat – Sonder is a mature effort written and recorded by passionate, professional musicians. Whether it’s Travis Powell’s lead vocals driving each track forward, Zach Blumenfeld’s signature fuzzy bass lines or Jason Michalski’s redefining sound on the drums, Culprit demonstrate how best friends with a dedication towards their craft, have fused together to create a sonically cohesive record, well beyond their years.

After completing Sonder in late 2016, Culprit ran a successful independent PledgeMusic campaign (to help raise funds for additional merch/vinyl, touring & global social media exposure). With the late recruitment of Eddie Rosales (Back Pocket Memory) on lead guitar, Culprit is now looking to expand their sound & fast growing audience by touring nationally with Sonder. The future seems to be shining bright for these talented musicians. If one thing is certain, Culprit won’t be closing doors or slowing down any time soon.

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  1. “well beyond their years”…?

    These guys have a combined age of well over 100 years. i saw them in 2015. the song writing has not matured at all. there is no growth here. but i guess if they like it, keep on spending hella time doing it…?

  2. Richard Medina Reply

    I for one found this track and corresponding video quite enjoyable.

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