Philadelphia Noisemongers Rid Of Me Share Videos For Two New Singles From Their Forthcoming ‘Access To The Lonely’ LP

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Philadelphia noisemongers Rid of Me share videos for two new singles from their forthcoming Access To The Lonely LP

Photo courtesy of Mark Diehl

Access To The Lonely is the forthcoming sophomore LP from Rid of Me, the heavy melodic noise punk outfit hailing from Philadelphia. Written on the heels of the band’s first LP Traveling and carefully crafted throughout the strange times of 2021 and 2022, the album sees the band grow in every way possible. From the production to the songwriting twist and turns, to maintaining the best of what makes them unique, the band has reached a heightened level of maturity. Access To The Lonely is like a prolonged sigh followed by a rushed scream after a weekend you’d rather forget.

The band shared the album’s third and fourth singles, “Gutted” and “Hell Of It.” The “Gutted” music video created and edited by Ryan Avery, while “Hell of It” arrives via Mark Diehl. Watch them at New Noise Magazine.

“I suffer from pretty severe depression,” vocalist/bassist Itarya Rosenberg says. “I am often suicidal, but consistently persevere. I think about being a tree and dying among them when I focus on taking my own life. I also think about my friends, the people I love and music, which is what helps me maintain. I am very, very lucky to love and be so loved and to be able to create and play music with my best friends. It really helps keep me going. ‘Gutted’ is inspired by all of this.”

About “Hell of It,” he adds, “Well, I am an alcoholic. I don’t drink anymore, but I was, at one point, pretty fucking wild. Ok, I am still pretty wild, but I used to be next-level. And I was hyper absorbed by the action of obliteration because of the depth of my insecurities and unwillingness to face shit. This song is a reflection upon the many years I spent crushing booze and drugs and finding myself in many precarious situations. Avoiding myself. Hurting myself. Having a conceptually great time. Now, I reflect instead of indulge.”

Recorded at Gradwell House Studios with Matt Weber (Sweet Pill), mixed at Antisleep Audio by Scott Evans (Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, Yautja) and mastered at Chicago Mastering Services by Matt Barnhart (Metz, Pissed Jeans, Bob Mould), the 37-minute Access To The Lonely sees significant sonic development beyond anything the band has done to date. The once-core trio (Itarya Rosenberg, Mike McGinnis and Mike Howard) added longtime friend, co-conspirator and fellow musician from previous bands, Jon DeHart on second guitar and his addition shines. This is a two-guitar album through and through. McGinnis and Dehart’s melodies dance around the steady buzz-saw bass, Howard’s drums switch between immovable calming repetition to rapid changes from dance beats to blast beats and back again.

The band’s previous foray into bludgeoning noise punk peaks with dynamic and moody post punk bummer valleys is pushed to a new limit on Access To The Lonely. All capped by Rosenberg’s brand of self-admonishing-yet-righteous personal storytelling that is frighteningly relatable to us all.

Access To The Lonely is set to release Friday, November 3 on Knife Hits Records (vinyl/tape/CD/digital) with deluxe vinyl released on Den of Wax Records. Vinyl is strictly limited to 500 copies: 100 Opaque Red (Knife Hits), 200 Black (Knife Hits) and 200 Green + Black on Red Splatter (Den of Wax). Cassettes are strictly limited to 100 copies. 50 Metallic Silver on Red Tint & Red on Black (Knife Hits).

Preorder via Bandcamp.

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