Rid of Me embraces their truest form on "Myself" from new album 'Traveling' - WXPN
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Philly punk-adjacent four-piece Rid Of Me has been in slow burn mode since launching in late 2019. Initially a source of reliably awesome demos by Low Dose’s Itarya Rosenberg and Mike McGinnis with a slightly different slant than their other band, it took center stage during COVID, and is getting ready to release its debut album, Traveling.

Due out December 3rd via Knife Hits Records, the record is sure to showcase the chops of this powerhouse lineup — which also features Mike Howard on drums and Soul Glo’s Ruben Polo on guitar. Lead single “Myself” makes sense coming from a band that took its name from a PJ Harvey album and then dropped a kickass cover of Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy,”; it’s got a easy-to-dig pop sensibility, but is driven by distortion, noise, and mesmeric howls from Rosenberg.

Her lyrics on “Myself” are downright poetic, reflecting on courageously embodying your truest self: “embrace my face as the one thing that I own / the one thing I should show / that green cover of me, that tempestuous glow.”

Watch the music video below — it’s a glitchy montage of mirror imagery and VHS-style distortions — and preorder the album via Rid of Me’s Bandcamp page. They’ll celebrate the release of Traveling at Silk City on December 3rd with Mesh and Sun Organ; tickets and more info can be found here.

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