The Mission Creeps
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The Mission Creeps


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"Oh, the horror-surf!"

. . . this quartet oozes out reverb-heavy, slinky music in the fine tradition of “horror-surf” bands like The Cramps and the HorrorPops, creating a creepy, ambient vibe that would make the band’s songs at home on any Quinten Tarantino or neo-noir film soundtrack.

- Niki D'Andrea
Full review: - Phoenix, Arizona New Times

"Miss Frankie Stein in SPIN"

Interview archived online at - - SPIN Magazine

"Dead Rolls for Creepy Rock"

It's an open door to some orgasmic music, music that was made in the way Tarantino makes movies, millions of ideas put together reminding of what we love in music.

- Little Johnny Jet - Gonzai (French Music Magazine)

"Santa Fe, NM"

Imagine a blend of The Cramps, Joy Division, Tom Waits, and Ligntnin' Hopkins. Now drench it in blood and make it play a theremin - extremely well - at gunpoint. 'Nuff said.

- Rob DeWalt - The Santa Fe New Mexican

"San Francisco, California"

. . . combine surf rock, punk, and the Doors, topping it off with an eerie dosage of Ennio Morricone–inspired gunfight licks that fit seamlessly into the band's tales of desert-highway depravity - San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Case of the Zombies"

. . . . James Arrr has the perfect voice for this genre of music — a little Elvis mixed with some Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. - Eugene (Oregon) Weekly

"Horror Hits"

Their haunted shed includes handy tools such as reverb-rich surf music, Phil Spector's wall of sound, R&B rave-ups, blues, honky-tonk, garage rock, psychedelia, exotica, sci-fi soundtrack music, sea chanteys and, well, punk and rockabilly.

- Gene Armstrong
Full review: - Tucson (Arizona) Weekly


In Sickness and In Health - 11 LP
The Ghouls Among Us - 6 song EP
Experiments in Life and Death - (Upcoming Release) Feb. 2010



The Mission Creeps are from Tucson, Arizona.

They weave webs of cinematic Ennio Morricone-style reverb guitar around pulsating bass and locked down rhythm.

Their music speaks of the desert they live in - sparse and harsh and open, sometimes frightening, sometimes frighteningly beautiful.