In a few weeks, Philadelphia noise-pop crew Empath are releasing their debut album, Active Listening: Night On Earth. Last month, they shared its lead single “Soft Shape,” and today they’re putting out another new track, “Hanging Out Of Cars.”
This one captures both the pent-up and liberating feelings of zooming along down a highway — its first half is a tightly-coiled blast of noise, cutting out into a weightless, wiggling synth on the back end. The stickiest moment comes about 45 seconds in, when the chaos stops just long enough for Catherine Elicson to yell: “Where I take you is where I take myself!/ An empty space is the most I’ve ever felt.”
Active Listening: Night On Earth is out 4/2 via Get Better Records. Pre-order it here.