Empath announces debut LP + shares ‘Hanging Out Of Cars’ video

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Noise-punk band Empath’s debut LP ‘Active Listening: Night on Earth’ is set for release on May 3rd via Get Better Records. To celebrate the debut LP announcement, they’ve shared the music video for Hanging Out of Cars which was shot, directed and edited by Ali Donohue, formerly of Perfect Pussy, Garett Koloski’s previous band. The video props and characters; those cute reptiles and amphibians wiggling around the paper landscape dioramas, were provided by Ray McAndrew, another former member Perfect Pussy, who has moved away from music and has started their own “DIY Reptile Zoo.”  Check it out via YouTube below.

More information on Empath? Empath goes far beyond the sound of birds faintly chirping. They’re a band that writes songs like communing with nature, bringing all their fuzzed and tripped out idiosyncrasies into harmony. Empath began in 2016 when Garrett Koloski, Em Shanahan, and Catherine Elicson moved into a house in West Philadelphia together, with Randall Coon joining shortly after. Even with the simple vision to shred, there’s a natural sensitivity in the way Empath communicates. Between the contrast of Elicson’s lush, almost delicate vocals, Koloski’s boisterous drumming, and the half-harmonious wash of guitar and Shanahan and Coon’s synths, Empath equips us with a healthy dose of emotional repose.

Upcoming shows

May 1st NYC @ Rough Trade w/ SASAMI

May 3rd DC @ DC9 w/ SASAMI

May 4th Pittsburgh @ Club Cafe w/ SASAMI

May 5th Columbus @ Rumba Cafe w/ SASAMI

May 6th Nashville @ The Basement w/ SASAMI

May 8th Dallas @ Three Links w/ SASAMI

May 9th Austin @ Barracuda w/ SASAMI