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Littler | Photo by Emily Burtner | courtesy of the artist

Punk quartet Littler have released the newest single from their upcoming album, Of Wandering, titled “Phantom Limb.”

The song, as the band told MTV.com, was inspired by the passing of vocalist Madeline Meyer’s mother when she was 3 years old.

When you lose someone later in life, it’s hard because you miss them. When you lose someone early in life, particularly one as vital as a mother to a daughter, you don’t miss them. Your whole being feels built around loss. A limb that isn’t there, but you feel it anyway.

The heartbreak from the lyrics is juxtaposed with a fast-paced garage punk rager that channels classic 90’s LPs such as Doolittle or Daydream Nation. When Meyer sings “I dream about you every night,” her need and yearning for warmth shines through the cracks.

The band has two upcoming Philly shows: the sold-out Planned Parenthood benefit at the First Unitarian Church on March 18th opening for Screaming Females with Cayetana, Amanda X, and Dark Thoughts, and another on April 1st at Ortlieb’s with Japanese Breakfast and Myrrias. Tickets can be found here. (UPDATE: The band also celebrates its album release at Goldilocks Gallery on March 24th.)

Littler’s Of Wandering is out March 25th on Birdtapes. Listen to “Phantom Limb” below.

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