Premiere: Tex Crick’s Peaches & Cream

We’re happy to premiere the new single and video “Peaches & Cream” from artist Tex Crick today, off his forthcoming debut Live In…New York City. Hailing from the small coastal Australian town Coledale, Crick brings his humble, sweet sound to the blustering big Apple. The album is a collection of love songs recorded on a piano Crick repaired in his NY apartment, including field recordings from around the city. Crick’s sentimental, natural approach to music is refreshing against the algorithmic, strategic sounds coming from sessions musicians of the day. Crick is a friendly face in the scene, playing with Kirin J Callinan, Weyes Blood, and now releasing his debut on Mac Demarco’s new record label. “Peaches & Cream” is an ode to the simple moments of joy that can be overshadowed by life’s big changes. Live In…New York City is out on March 26th via Mac’s Record Label. Watch the video and read my conversation with Tex below. -CM

Where are you right now? 

Right now, I’m in Japan. Sitting on the floor of my apartment having a coffee.

Tell us a bit about the making of this video.

The video loosely follows the lyrics… the idea is to hold on to those little things. It’s not about money or fame. Everyone can be a star, it’s how you live your daily life…The grass is always greener… No matter how far you go, hold on to your roots. You don’t know what you got till it’s gone, isn’t that the truth ? The video was filmed with some help from my friend, Mahne. We shot it in my apartment here and around the city. I tried to keep it pretty simple, but I hope the message is there.

What does a suit symbolize to you? 

I didn’t own a suit until we made this video and I didn’t really think about it before, but riding the train & strutting around the city was like I had just learned a secret handshake, all of sudden I felt like I was getting some respect from other men. If I knew it was that easy, I would have bought a suit earlier. I’m not sure exactly what it symbolizes, but without suits, what else is better to prove you mean business.

How do you define Joy?

Coffee, magazines… peaches & cream.

What kind of music have you been enjoying lately? I’ve been revisiting Simon and Garfunkel.

The music they pipe into the streets here in Japan is really nice, also the supermarkets…I’ve learnt which stores have the best playlists and shop for groceries depending on the tracks they’ll play… I’ll hang around and buy more if the mood is right. They’re usually always MIDI renditions of the classics, I’ve heard everything from Van Halen to Ahmad Jamal. The 7-Eleven on my corner plays Simon & Garfunkel from time to time. I’m a little outdated with what’s going on in music today, but I’d love it if André 3000 released some more music.

How would you describe your personal fashion style?

Ray Sawyer meets Snake Plissken.

What’s your cure for loneliness?

Keeping busy. I’ve always got a bunch of things I’m tinkering on. I’m not sure if that’s a cure, but it helps take my mind off things. 

What can we expect from Tex in the future?

This record is coming out March 26.After that, I’m not too sure yet… I tend not to think about things until they’re happening, but you never know, I’m open to anything… Until then, I’ll keep on recording.


Directed & Edited by: Tex Crick

Co Director: Mahne Frame

Shot by: Mahne Frame & Tex Crick