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Years active  2007–2009
Website  Cryptacize
Record label  Asthmatic Kitty Records
Labels  Asthmatic Kitty,
Active until  2009
Genres  Art rock, Indie pop
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Associated acts  Nedelle Torrisi, Chris Cohen, The Curtains, Gowns
Past members  Chris Cohen (musician), Nedelle, Michael Carreira, Aaron Olson, Corey Fogel
Origin  Oakland, California, United States (2006)
Albums  Dig That Treasure, Mythomania, Unusual Animals Vol. 4
Similar  The Curtains, Nedelle Torrisi, Chris Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, The Smallgoods

Cryptacize is a California pop band founded by Nedelle Torrisi and Chris Cohen in 2006. They released two records on the Asthmatic Kitty label.


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After seeing percussionist Michael Carreira's solo cowbell videos on YouTube, Cohen and Torrisi asked him to join the band and they recorded their debut album Dig That Treasure (which was named after a musical written by Cohen's father in 1958).

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Cryptacize generated some controversy in 2008 with their cover of Steely Dan's Peg when some readers posted angry comments on Stereogum.

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They toured the US many times, opening for bands such as Why?, Danielson, Sufjan Stevens, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and The Fiery Furnaces.

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  • Dig That Treasure CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty, 2007)
  • Mythomania CD/LP (Asthmatic Kitty, 2009)
  • Singles

  • split w/ Why? - Peg/As I Went Out One Morning (Asthmatic Kitty, 2008)
  • Easy to Dream/Lost Beauties (Slowboy, 2009)
  • Songs

    Cosmic Sing-a-longDig That Treasure · 2008
    Tail & ManeMythomania · 2009
    Heaven is HumanDig That Treasure · 2008


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