ATLK Track Nineteen: Wimp Factor 14 to Creeping Weeds

Song 19 of 19 in the …One Last Kiss retread, otherwise known as After the Last Kiss…

Wow, we actually made it to the end of the cd. I’m glad this was a single disc unlike the Pop American Style compilation that March records put out a few years later. Not that I didn’t enjoy doing this series, it just ended up being more time consuming than I initially thought it would be. Without further ado, the final song on …One Last Kiss was courtesy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania band Wimp Factor 14. Wimp Factor 14 aren’t the type of band you would expect to hear coming out of the steel town. They had a slightly awkward sound, that always reminded me of Nothing Painted Blue mixed with Firehose. The lyrics always had a geeky bent to them, over a bare bones arrangement. The band produced one album, Ankle Deep that came out on Little Teddy. It was produced by Rob Christiansen of DC band Eggs. They also put out a handful of singles that appeared on Harriet and Four Letter Words. Main wimp Frank Boscoe went on to form Vehicle Flips after the demise of Wimp Factor 14 and guitarist Gary Miklusek moved to Seattle and started Tullycraft with ex-Crayon guys Sean Tollefson and Jeff Fell.

mp3: Wimp Factor 14 – Change of Address Kit

If I were going to pick a city to move to solely based on the music scene, Philadelphia would be a very strong contender with the likes of Brown Recluse Sings, Scary Monster, Surefire Broadcast, and Creeping Weeds. Creeping Weeds have a similar reedy sound to Wimp Factor 14, but a bit looser. They have a decidedly lo-fi sound with singer Pete Stewart sporting a warbly voice that slips into a nice falsetto every once in a while that seems to make the choruses even more catchy. The band released an album early last year and are in the midst of putting together their second. They recently posted a couple new songs to their MySpace where conseqently you can hear their cover of BOAT‘s I’m a Donkey for Your Love. They are also wrapping up a short east coast tour with BOAT, if you live in Pittsburgh or Chicago you can still catch.

mp3: Creeping Weeds – Eternity is a Long Time (buy the album We Are All Part of a Dream You’re Having)

Here are the two remaining dates of their tour with BOAT for you people in Pittsburgh and Chicago:
Aug 22 @ Brillobox w/BOAT and The Harlan Twins – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 23 @ Schubas w/BOAT – Chicago, Illinois


  1. bill p · August 22, 2008

    Good job, Toby!

    THough I think you shoulda called it One Last Finest Kiss.

  2. Toby · August 22, 2008

    Yeah, I could have come up with a better name. I should have consulted my marketing team.

  3. aj · August 23, 2008

    dang, last post and the links are dead! thanks though

  4. Toby · August 23, 2008

    aj, the links were broken because of a typo on my part. they’re up and working now.

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