“Waiting” by Joe Wong and The Night Creatures

To celebrate the release of his new album MERE SURVIVAl, Joe Wong will be performing with his band Nite Creatures on January 25th in Los Angeles and on January 28th in Seattle. The Nite Creatures band features Mary Timony (Helium, Ex Hex), Crisanta Baker (Lo Moon), Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Mary Lattimore, Chad Molter (Faraquet, Medications), Mark Cisneros (Hammered Hulls, Kid Congo, The Makeup), Ryan Burns, along with a 12-piece orchestra and special guests.

Written, performed, and produced by Wong, Mere Survival expands on the sonic palette of its predecessor, his 2020 debut album Nite Creatures, by incorporating other-worldly synthesizer and crusty electric guitars into his signature orchestral psychedelia. The Los Angeles-based, Milwaukee-raised musician, film and television composer (Midnight Gospel, Russian Doll, Master of None) and podcaster (The Trap Set with Joe Wong) follows Nite Creatures with another adventure into the netherworld of loss, grief and technological oblivion. Where lesser voyagers revel in the darkness, Wong finds wonder in the muck, spinning rare beauty into outsized songs of redemption and reconciliation. The ten bombastic tracks that make up Mere Survival are flashbangs of hope in the face of despair, a laser light show for all of us dwellers in the void.

Guest musicians include Cameron, Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate), Jim Keltner (John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Anna Waronker (that dog.), Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think), Joey Waronker (Beck, REM) and a 30-piece orchestra. Mixer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev). The album was recorded across the country including the iconic Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA and the Foo Fighters’ Studio 606.


1/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
1/28 Seattle, WA – Neumos

Purchase tickets for Joe Wong + The Night Creatures HERE


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