Philly band Empath returned with a new single, "Born 100 Times," in September, and now they've announced a new album, Visitor, due out February 11 via Fat Possum. It was inspired by the scores of Nosferatu, The Wicker Man, David Bowie's Low, and "forever favorites" Fleetwood Mac, and unlike their previous material, they recorded it in a formal studio with a producer, Jake Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. See the cover art and tracklist below.
They've also shared a new single from the album, "Diamond Eyelids." "This song was written stream of consciousness from a few pieced together memories I had,” Catherine Elicson says. "One of coming downstairs at my house one morning and unexpectedly finding a friend who lives on the other side of the country asleep on the couch, and the other memory was of when a friend used to travel from Chicago an hour and a half to the suburbs to work full time at a low paying Americorps job. Collaging memories in a way that created an emotional narrative about reaching for a fleeting moment of connection and familiarity."