Let The Cryptics kick off your weekend with their powerful new video for “Face the Day” from their new record Continuous Behavior, out January 31 via Pine Hill Records.

In their 11th year together, The Cryptics return strong from their three-year studio silence with the all-new Continuous New Behavior out on Pine Hill Records. This 14-track album picks up where they left off with 2016’s Make Me Digital.

The record is layered with up-tempo, melodic anthems like “Face The Day,” “Time To Kill Time,” “Night Time Freaks,” and is accentuated with tracks like “Mystery Line” and “Leads To Betrayal” that really show the darker side of the band’s infrastructure. Stylistically, you can hear where the band comes from, where they are in the present, and a testament to new waters ahead.

This album features engineering by Dean Baltulonis (The Hold Steady, Bouncing Souls) and Ryan Stack (The World Is….) as well as mastering by Dave Gardner (Ceremony, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes). Available on digipak CD, all streaming services, and a very limited first vinyl pressing of 300 copies—100 white, 100 blue, and 100 black. Download cards included. Get yours at PineHillRecords.com.

“The story behind the song is very simple and direct,” the band says. “There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of able-bodied people that procrastinate daily and don’t live their lives to the fullest,” the band says. “It’s a song encouraging everyone to find their goals and pursue them 100 percent each day. People don’t realize how lucky they are. It’s also equally encouraging people to be the complete opposite of boring. Go out; socialize; move your body. Do something you love. Do something you’re uncomfortable with. Live. Instead of being buried in electronics like the rest of society.​

“The filming process for this video was like no other we’d done before. The city of Dover (our hometown in New Hampshire) has always been very good to us, and they offered for us to film the video on the roof of City Hall. So, it was a unique experience being up there. We loaded all of our gear up through the city bell tower and onto the roof, carrying Ampegs and Marshalls around super, old windy staircases. From street level, you could hear the drums resonating, so people were standing around listening from the sidewalks.

“We intended to get more aerial shots and footage of the city in the background, but it ended up being an extremely windy day. We tried to hang our banner on one of the brick pillars, and I ended up between the windswept banner and the pillar on a ladder 10 to 15 feet up. It just wouldn’t work; it was so windy. Outside of these setbacks, it was a great spot to film and something we had a lot of fun with.”

Tour Dates:
Monday, February 17th – Syracuse, NY
Tuesday, February 18th – Tonawanda, NY @ Stamps The Bar
Wednesday, February 19th – Erie, PA
Thursday, February 20th – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Friday, February 21st – Detroit, MI @ Kelly’s Bar
Saturday, February 22nd – Chicago, IL
Sunday, February 23rd – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Brewery & Taproom
Monday, February 24th – Eau Claire, WI
Tuesday, February 25th – Minneapolis, MN @ The Hexagon
Wednesday, February 26th – Fargo, ND @ The Red Raven
Thursday, February 27th – Bismarck, ND
Friday, February 28th – Billings, MT @ Cameron Records
Saturday, February 29th – Bozeman, MT
Sunday, March 1st – Missoula, MT
Monday, March 2nd – Spokane, WA
Tuesday, March 3rd – Seattle, WA @ The Kraken
Wednesday, March 4th – Portland, OR
Thursday, March 5th – Eugene, OR
Friday, March 6th – Medford, OR @ Medford Pyrate Punx House
Saturday, March 7th – Arcata, CA
Sunday, March 8th – Redding, CA  / Chico, CA
Monday, March 9th – Chico, CA / Sacramento, CA
Tuesday, March 10th – Reno, NV @ Shea’s Tavern
Wednesday, March 11th – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
Thursday, March 12th – San Jose, CA
Friday, March 13th – Santa Cruz, CA
Saturday, March 14th – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
Sunday, March 15th – Bakersfield, CA
Monday, March 16th – Paso Robles, CA
Tuesday, March 17th – Ventura, CA @ The Red Cove
Wednesday, March 18th – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
Thursday, March 19th – Long Beach, CA @ DiPiazza’s
Friday, March 20th – Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate & Sound
Saturday, March 21st – Riverside, CA @ De Villa Bella
Sunday, March 22nd – San Diego, CA
Monday, March 23rd – Yuma, AZ
Tuesday, March 24th – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Wednesday, March 25th – Tucson, AZ @ The Spark Project Collective
Thursday, March 26th – Las Cruces, NM
Friday, March 27th – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar
Saturday, March 28th – San Antonio, TX
Sunday, March 29th – Corpus Christi, TX
Monday, March 30th – Houston, TX
Tuesday, March 31st – Austin, TX
Wednesday, April 1st – Dallas, TX
Thursday, April 2nd – Oklahoma City, OK
Friday, April 3rd – St. Louis, MO
Saturday, April 4th – Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
Sunday, April 5th – Newport, KY @ Southgate Revival House
Monday, April 6th – Columbus, OH
Tuesday, April 7th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Small’s Funhouse
Wednesday, April 8th – Allentown, PA
Thursday, April 9th – Manchester, CT @ DAM House [David Holk]
Friday, April 10th – Claremont, NH
Thursday, April 23rd – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
Friday April 24th – Stanhope, NJ
Saturday, April 25th – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
Sunday, April 26th – Washington DC @ Slash Run
Monday, April 27th – Norfolk, VA
Tuesday, April 28th – Richmond, VA
Wednesday, April 29th – Roanoke, VA @ The Front Row
Thursday, April 30th – Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza
Friday, May 1st – Charlotte, NC
Saturday, May 2nd – Columbia, SC
Sunday, May 3rd – Atlanta, GA
Monday, May 4th – Savannah, GA
Tuesday, May 5th – Jacksonville, FL @ The Justice Pub
Wednesday, May 6th – Orlando, FL
Thursday, May 7th – Miami, FL
Friday, May 8th – Tampa, FL
Saturday, May 9th – Gainesville, FL @ The Hardback Cafe
Sunday, May 10th – Tallahassee, FL
Monday, May 11th – Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, May 12th – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone Cafe
Wednesday, May 13th – Nashville, TN
Thursday, May 14th – Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar
Friday, May 15th –
Saturday, May 16th – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs


Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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