Debrider is a dream pop band from Richmond, Virginia. Their second release, Widowed, is a powerful one–brutally honest, sincere, and brilliant in its mournful musings. The first track, Last Place, speaks to the difficult pain of relationships. Widowed conveys themes of emotional abuse, and stark reflections on the way people can destroy each other in love. It sings lament to beautiful dreams that could never be. The percussion is incredibly performed and structured, and the vocal harmonies are expertly crafted. The songs are lyrically driven, so reading along on band camp enhances the listening experience. Lia Pisa-Relli is an extremely talented songwriter who knows how to reach into the deepest parts of the human experience.
“Like A Man”, the final track on this EP is my personal favorite. It exemplifies everything that Debrider is: a stunning display of engaging composition and dark destruction. There are so many voices in this song; it’s an excellent way to close the short, memorable release. This fall, the air will be haunted by the echoes of Widowed, and I can’t wait to hear what Debrider does next!
“Who’s in better shape, Who still has a soul?” – Last Place
Listen here: https://debrider.bandcamp.com/
More AM than FM is a hard rock band from Washington, D.C. This is something many people had been waiting a very long time for. It’s lives up to and has met expectations and even exceeds them with their innovative songwriting and forceful vocal work. Oh The Places I Have Been…is my favorite thing I have listened to in years. Anjalee is one of the best drummers I have ever seen live, and she absolutely annihilates every song on this EP. Mel and Selena have the kind of chemistry that comes with years of playing together and forming a mutual understanding. Listening to More AM than FM and playing many shows with them over the years, I am a really huge fan. Some of my favorite live songs are on this EP, it’s been such an honor to share the stage with them.
Pockets, the first track on OTPIHB used to get stuck in my head all the time after shows. It’s a catchy and powerful, but god damn that vocal work is impressive. There’s so much content in every song, it’s a pleasure to listen More AM Than FM show how brilliant and innovative they have become after so much time playing and writing together. The breakdowns and solos throughout are really good, and that’s to be expected. Selena is an absolute monster on the guitar.
Listen to this EP, and if you like it, show your friends. I love More Am Than FM, and can’t wait for them to come back to
THE COMMUNE ON 14 OCTOBER
Turns out despite the FAKE NEWS of hiatus they will play a benefit for Girls Rock DC on 14 October! If you’re in the area, do not miss out!
Listen here: https://moreamthanfm.bandcamp.com/