empath | The Family Interviews

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Meet empath

empath. noun. (chiefly in science fiction) a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual.

also — anyone who is emotionally exhausted by the various emotional turmoil one accrues and absorbs during rush hour on the subway in the hades that is a NYC summer.

also — this really cool band from Philly that specializes in fuzzy and blitzy and glitchy tunes that fits the bill for an equally sweaty and messy musical experience. They’re DIY with a kick and I highly recommend blasting their stuff sans earplugs to really experience an emotional release. 

Below we chat to these emotional savants about detachable body parts, astronautical doggos, and eBay regrets. 



A MAD-LIB By empath

Young people today would rather listen to a good rock music concert than to Johann Sebastian KOLOSKI or to Ludvig von COON . Rock music is played by STANKY groups of young people who wear their hair covered in FLAVORED WATERS. They also wear very odd and colorful NINTENDOS .and often have beads. The groups have attractive names such as "The CHEETAHS " or "ENYA .and The Three BOMB SHELTERS ." They usually play electric CLAW HAMMERS . One member of the group usually sits on a raised platform and sets the rhythm by beating his HOT DOG . The songs are mostly about some fellow who has been rejected by his SCISSORS . They are very sad and when young
folks hear them, they often get tears in their YANKEE CANDLES.


Would You Rather…

have snails for hair or large bats for feet? Please explain your answer?

Large bats for feet because of high probability of being able to fly unless they are baseballs bats, then protection


Some Questions With empath

If one part of your body could be detachable which would it be? What would you do with it?

Eyeball for spying on others


What is a band you would want to get a chance to tour with?

Tegan and Sara or Slipknot

If you could write the score for a movie by any director ever who would it be? What would the movie be about?

Charles Martin Smith, Golden retrievers in space 

What shoes do you wear most often? Why?

Danskos because we are workin bitches who love to roll their ankles (looking for a lawsuit)


How do you translate your distinct sound to a live performance?

The music is written live and translated to a recorded version

Has the creative process altered between your first release in 2016 and this latest album "Active Listening: Night on Earth"?

We had to be more diligent about writing music faster 


Do you have a piece of musical gear that you are really into right now?

Gear sux and is expensive 

What inspired the use of abstract forms in the album artwork?

Lack of talent lol and it’s fun to be abstract 

Rock of ages, Rock of love, or The rock you can only pick one? Please explain your answer.

Rock of love, obviously 


What have been your favorite albums to come out in 2019 so far?

You’re not from around here comp, white stuff by Royal Trux, punk by chai, remind me tomorrow by Sharon Van Etten 

What is the last thing you bought that you regret?

Bought some jeans that don’t fit off eBay :(

Any final comments? (This is your electronic soapbox for one last answer.)

Come see us cruising across the USA with mannequin pussy this August :0) and buy us some chicken wings 😊

Sean Maldjian