Alive ComFest cover models Phantods unveiled "Creatures", the title track from their upcoming second LP, last week on Facebook. It's maybe the catchiest thing they've ever recorded, a natural evolution that doesn't disown the genre-hopping art metal of their early days but also doesn't apologize for being essentially a pop-rock single — a damn good one at that. The album drops Nov. 13.
UPDATE: You can download a free MP3 of the song at CD101, where Phantods are up against Earwig, Karate Coyote, The Town Monster and The Spruce Campbells for a slot at the annual Summerfest concert. Might as well cast your vote while you enjoy new tunes from all five bands.