empath (2018)

Philidelphia, PA - Selected by Deerhoof

With an affinity for astrological signs noted on their Bandcamp page, empath consists of a Taurus, a Virgo and a Sagittarius. Rather than butting heads, the band finds harmony in a thick, distorted cloud of noise rock, contrasting angelic vocals with fiery drums and guitars. The lyrics are often hard to make out, but the instrumentation flawlessly conveys empath’s struggle between unfiltered loudness and melodic composition.