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Carly Cosgrove

The Cleanest of Houses Are Empty

The Cleanest of Houses Are Empty

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Rising from the fiercely DIY Philadelphia underground, Carly Cosgrove graft achingly vulnerable lyrics atop a bed of mathy rhythms, intricate guitar work and a penchant for indie-rock cool meets emo authenticity. Their debut album, 2022’s See You In Chemistry, was the sound of figuring life out in real time, tracing personal growth through anxiety, depression, and self-actualization – heavy subjects for a band originally formed as a low-stress side-project stopgap in 2018.

“Every record feels like me answering the question, ‘How are you doing?’” says singer/guitarist Lucas Naylor. “I don’t know much, but I know myself better than basically anything else.”

That quest for the answers to life's big questions is once again front and center on the band’s second album, The Cleanest of Houses Are Empty, as Naylor, bassist Helen Barsz and drummer Tyler Kramer find themselves face to face with the chronic emotional struggles of life in the modern age.

From the stop-start polyrhythms of first single “You Old Dog” and garage-rock sheen of “Random Dancing” and “What Are You, A Cop,” which sounds like Motion City Soundtrack filtering “Everlong” through their idiosyncratic rock tilt, The Cleanest Of Houses is the type of record Carly Cosgrove simply couldn’t have made last time – not musically, and certainly not emotionally. They needed to live, through hard touring and harder life experiences.

All pre-orders expected to ship by release date. Out June 14th on Wax Bodega. Also available on Bandcamp.

Track Listing
Steered Straight
You Old Dog
We Don't Want Your Cookies
Here's A Fork
Fluff My Pillow
Random Dancing
Stuck In My Straw
What Are You, A Cop? 
The Impact Of This Exit
North Star Bar 

Pressing Info

  • 30 - Cloudy Clear (Bodega @ Mahall's Exclusive)
  • 300 - Cloudy Clear with Slate, Green, and Cream Splatter
  • 500 - Cream and Slate Blend
  • 700 - Green
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