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Philadelphia rock outfit Those People are prepping for the release of their debut EP Be Careful What You Wish For, which they’ll celebrate at North Star Bar on December 5th.  The six-track effort was recorded at Waking Studio with Bill Moriarty and mastered by Brian Lucey this past spring.

Be Careful What You Wish You opens with “Fix This,” a hard-hitting display of vulnerability and late night thoughts with well-placed vocal duets between lead singer Assad Khafre and multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Miller. (Editors’ Note: Assad Khafre is an intern at WXPN.) From there the record explores more themes of apocalyptic love (“Sylvia”), chilling loss (“Winter in Space”) and the racial status of the country (“Black Swan”).

Sonically the record keeps things fresh and surprising on each song, never missing an opportunity to catch you with a playful hook or sway-inducing swing.  The trembling, Venetian-esque guitar on “Winter in Space” is especially beautiful, while “God Is Drinking” strikes a balance between Jet and Arctic Monkeys with its power-pop energy.

You can listen to the full EP via Soundcloud below.  Tickets and information for the record release show can be found here.