Washington D.C. pop-punk powerhouse, Keep Your Secrets have just released another high-energy track, “fake.” Malerie Gamblin (Lead Vocals), Ken Tilar (Guitar), Jasiu Mich (Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals), Matt Nguyen-Ngo (Drums, Bass, Auxiliary Instruments, Backing Vocals) evolved into a full band in Summer 2021, releasing a number of singles and their debut EP, Let’s Face It, We’re Lost. In 2022, Keep Your Secrets unveiled “concussed.” and “truama.” from their forthcoming EP, It’s All Good, and earlier this month (Jan 6) released the third of six tracks included in the project, “fake.”
Continuing their tradition of serving up “Cold Brew Core” for the energy-drinking Warped Tour “kids who have grown into highly caffeinated adults,” Keep Your Secrets’ “fake.” is an intense and dynamic easycore anthem for anyone who’s ever had to cut off a toxic friendship. Available now on all major platforms, “fake.” and the other tracks appearing on It’s All Good were mixed by Casey Cavaliere (The Wonder Years) and mastered by Mike Kalajian (New Found Glory, Hot Mulligan). The EP will be distributed through The Orchard by Four 4 Four, a division of Revival Recordings.
Commenting on the project, Keep Your Secrets says It’s All Good is “a continuation of the heavy and rapid-fire, yet melodic and orchestral sound they’ve become known for in their local scene, but taken to the next level. The songs touch on themes like breaking free from abusive relationships, navigating the dangers and pitfalls of life as anxious and depressed young adults, and trying to make a name for themselves as people of color in a predominantly white male music scene”
Keep Your Secrets performs with Breezy Supreme and The Mitras at DC 9 in Washington DC on February 11, 2023.
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Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.