Philadelphia’s Empath have shared a new track Hanging Out Of Cars, which is lifted from their debut album ‘Active Listening: Night On Earth’ (out on April 2 via Get Better Records). You can take a listen to the fuzzed out song via Soundcloud below.
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 live dates
Wednesday March 20 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Saturday April 6 Harrisonburg, VA @ MACROCK Festival