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Empath announce their new album, Visitor, via Fat Possum. The band is sharing the single and video "Diamond Eyelids".

Empath today announce their new album, Visitor, with a wild Halle Ballard-directed video for lead single “Diamond Eyelids.” Visitor is due February 11th via Fat Possum.

"This song was written in a stream of consciousness from a few pieced together memories I had,”

says Catherine Elicson.

One of coming downstairs at my house one morning and unexpectedly finding a friend who lives on the other side of the country asleep on the couch, and the other memory was of when a friend used

to travel from Chicago an hour and a half to the suburbs to work full time at a low paying

Americorps job.

Collaging memories in a way that created an emotional narrative about reaching for a fleeting moment of connection and familiarity."

Inspired by the disquieting scores of Nosferatu (1922) and The Wicker Man (1973) alongside David Bowie’s Low and forever favorites Fleetwood Mac, Visitor marks a seismic shift for the Philadelphia, PA quartet. While the album holds steadfast to the careening, joyous noise Empath staked their name on, Visitor was produced by Jake Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), making it the first release the band has recorded with a producer in a formal studio.

Pre-order "Visitor" HERE

Empath have just finished a successful run of dates Stateside with Modest Mouse, and further US dates with Fucked Up follow in November and December.

Photo by: Marie Lin


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