Philadelphia, Pennsylvania heavy, melodic, noisenik punk quartet Rid of Me, an act comprised of members of Fight Amp, Anxiety Spiral, Low Dose, Legendary Divorce, and Soul Glo, announced the release of their first LP, Travelling, via Knife Hits Records (digital/cassette/CD) and The Ghost Is Clear Records (vinyl) on December 3.
Travelling follows Last (June 2021), Summer (April 2020) and Broke Shit Demos (October 2020). It was recorded at The Gradewell House with Steve Poponi and The Bummer Basement with Mike McGinnis. Poponi mixed it and it was mastered by Dave Downham.
Pre-order vinyl via The Ghost Is Clear Records: https://theghostisclearrecords.limitedrun.com/products/710151
Pre-order digital / cassette / CD via Knife Hits Records: https://ridofme.bandcamp.com/album/traveling
Additionally, the band premiered a video for the album’s first single, “Myself.”
“Myself” was filmed at our drummer, Mike Howard’s place where we practice, my apartment, the streets of Kensington and Port Richmond,” guitarist/vocalist Itarya Rosenberg says of the video. “We asked my brother [Seth Rosenberg], who is one of the most talented people in the world, to film / create for us. He uses this really cool analog video processor – has no idea who made / where it is from, but found it and has put to crazy good use – and filmed on a vhs camcorder. We kind of left to interpretation to him but were interested in the treated vibe. The song itself is about depths – of loneliness, of projection of wants onto others, of fear, of needing friends, of needing oneself through and through. Knowing that self and how easily and quickly that can level and crash. Focus and acknowledgement.”
Catch the band live here:
Oct 1 – Egg Harbor, NJ at Friendship Mountain
Oct 2 – Richmond, VA at Hell’s Door
Dec 2 – Philadelphia, PA at Silk City (LP release)
Dec 3 – Washington, DC at Pie Shop
Dec 4 – Boston, MA at O’Briens
Dec 5 – NYC at Mercury Lounge