WHat is Substitute Creature?


noun: a person or thing acting or serving in place of another.


noun: an animal, as distinct from a human being.

Artist Bio:

Substitute Creature is the rekindling of the now defunct 'Happy Child' (2013-2018) Arriving on the scene in the Summer of 2018, Substitute Creature are hungry, and emboldened to make their mark. 

Comprised of members of GhostPulse, Lost Shapes, Lucida Tela, Anterroir, Lightlooms, and Ashtree; Substitute Creature may be a new project, but their line up has a colorful history in Denver’s local music scene. 

Their first group recording, 'Sinking In', was tracked primarily with Engineer Todd Wilcox at Halogen Sound, and was finished at Moon Magnet Studios with Producer/Engineer/Artist/DJ Reed Fuchs of local favorites Décollage. ‘Sinking In’ is locked, and loaded for release later this spring.

With a wealth of material years old, and months new, and an impending music video to accompany the release of 'Sinking In', Substitute Creature are poised for an eventful year in 2019.

Write Ups:

 “Substitute Creature breaks hearts with each performance, keening with Jeff Buckley like grace through idiosyncratic entirely melting compositions on tastefully effected electric guitar...” -Veronique Van Pelt

"Earnest, soulful contemplation in guitar and voice.” - Miles Wilder

“The level of passion and talent that is being channeled through this music is stunning to say the least. Definitely stuff that can make your hairs stand on end.” -Ricardo Bonilla

Substitute Creature Are:

Vocals, Guitar / Collin O’Toole
Bass, Loops / Z Low
Drums, Keyboard / Ty Brigman



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