Peace Creep is an alternative punk indie post hardcore trio from San Francisco, CA. The group was formed after the premature demise of Bay Area acid punk favorites and Alternative Tentacles/GSL artists Triclops!. Guitarist Christian Eric Beaulieu and drummer Phil Becker began to collect the remnants of some of their works in progress and attempted to shift them into a new entity. Beaulieu moved to Los Angeles and started an experimental recording collective called Anywhere collaborating w/ artists such as Mike Watt, Cedric Bixler, Dale Crover, Krist Novoselic, and Ethan Miller. Becker remained in SF and kick started current Alternative Tentacles recording artists Pins Of Light.
In 2013 Beaulieu moved back to SF and after a few shows performing in a more free form, psychedelic/Improv setting the duo decided to work on a more song-oriented approach. They reached out to friend Donny Newenhouse formerly of Beggars Banquet recording artists Film School and local metal act Hot Fog. Solidified, Peace Creep quickly rehearses and record six songs for a debut. In their first year of existence, Peace Creep has shared stages with Melt Banana, Wavves, Jello Biafra, Screaming Females, Retox, Federation X, and Tweak Bird, Mike Watt and more.
The band describes it’s sound as a series of “what if” scenarios:
WHAT IF Neil Young were on SST records wearing a dress onstage while playing Meat Puppets/Dinosaur Jr/SNFU covers.
WHAT IF Hawkwind/Husker Du decided it would boost each other’s careers to do songwriter workshops in tropical locations.
WHAT IF San Francisco was still really cheap to live in and Hickey, Jerry Garcia, Gary Floyd and Steel Pole Bathtub all shared a practice space and recorded everything.