Stream Those People’s new EP Human Robot

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Those People | photo by Philly’s Music Makers Portrait Project | courtesy of the band

Local rockers Those People celebrate the release of Human Robot at World Cafe Live on June 4th, a follow-up to 2014’s Be Careful What You Wish For. The six-piece has always had a very open, jigsaw-like sound but they kick it up a notch on the new collection, which was recorded last fall at Milkboy Studios.

Catchy modern rock is the name of the game on Robot. “Half Full” opens with a bright intro balanced between guitars and synth before picking up steam with vocalist Assad Khafre’s impassioned singing. There’s a subtle theatricality across all of the EP tracks, but “You Can’t Get Rid of Me” takes it a step further with a swing and lyrics that feel almost Queen-like.

Closer “We the People” is pretty familiar to us by now, as the band released a fun video for the anthem last year (watch that here). The tight hook has been stuck in our heads for many months, and shouting along with Khafre will certainly be a highlight of the release show.

Listen to Human Robot below. Go to the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information on their release show with RFA, Egocentric Plastic Men and Andorra.

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