Endearing bummer-pop outfit Pill Friends have set the stage for their second studio release of the year with two new singles, “Forget Me” and “Satan Is Your Master.” Both tracks appear on the local four-piece’s Blessed Suffering, a full-length coming out soon via Brooklyn/Philly microlabel Birdtapes. Despite the painfully catchy melodies and pop stylistics of the two tracks, the lyrics tell a different tale entirely with phrases like “I’ll wipe the blood from your tears” and “devour me” worming around. This juxtaposition of sentiments is represented in the opening lines of “Forget Me,” during which a young girl’s voice recites an excerpt from Sören Kierkegaard’s The Sickness Unto Death. While you’re waiting for Blessed Suffering to be released, download a free recording of Pill Friends’ June 8th show at local show space The Soup Kitchen here.
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