Creeper Lagoon, for the record, is one of my favorite bands of all-time. They broke up long before I ever got a chance to see them. They’ll play February 26 at the famed San Francisco venue. The original lineup — consisting of Ian Sefchick, Sharky Laguana, Dave Kostiner and Dan Carr — released the Watering Ghost Garden EP as well as full-length records I Become Small and Go and Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday before disbanding. Laguana carried on under the Creeper Lagoon moniker for several years.
Creeper Lagoon was a major player in the indie rock scene before their major label debut under Dreamworks didn’t do as well as anticipated. It’s quite shocking to see this band reunite but both key members Laguana and Sefchick seem to be in great places personally these days, perhaps helping bridge the gap much easier. Laguana runs his own van-rental service Bandago and Sefchick has been working for Capitol Records for several years as a tech.
I once saw Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie play a solo show at The Fillmore in 2007, covering Creeper Lagoon’s “Wonderful Love,” saying that he recalls playing with the band at a 1999 show at Noisepop. I thought this would be the closest I’d get to hearing a song from the original lineup. I am excited to be wrong.
This announcement comes on the same day I’m expecting to receive Watering Ghost Garden on vinyl in the mail at my house. Epic.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 AM Pacific Time. They are priced at $15.00 and it is a 21-and-over event. Below is our quintessential Creeper Lagoon playlist from that band lineup. Check it out.
UPDATE: The first show was sold out and a matinee show scheduled for 12 noon Pacific Time on February 26 was added.