Philly’s UgLi are back with a new single called “crybabi.” In this glimpse of their EP girldick we hear their dynamic 90s rock sound tighten up as the band continues to familiarize with their own sound.
You can hear influences The Breeders and Pixies upfront in UgLi’s music, not unlike countless other rock groups currently basking in 90s nostalgia. But there’s a break in form here, a magic quality that sets UgLi’s music apart as something that’s yet to be explored. A big part of that quality is songwriter Dylyn Durante’s emotionality, and the band’s unabashed provocations. We won’t be able to say the name of UgLi’s new EP on air here at XPN — nor were we able to say the last one, FUCK — but that won’t, and shouldn’t, stop them. In a press statement, UgLi proclaims their musical genre as “DIY.” The distinction has less to do with their actual sound than the spirit they embody, that music can belong to anyone.
Listen to “crybabi.” below. And stay tuned for the full EP girldick out on May 26th.