Raw acoustics, dreamy vocals, and stunning lyrics are a just a few of the things you can expect from new Philly artist No Thank You.
The project of singer and songwriter Kate Della Monica, No Thank You recently posted a three-track demo on Bandcamp called A Nü Start. The tracks were recorded on her iPhone in Della Monica’s house in South Philly.
The straightforward approach to recording gives these songs a reverberant vibe similar to Bon Iver’s massive hit For Emma, Forever Ago. We hear Della Monica playing acoustic guitar accompanied by breezy vocals; the intro track “Juicy J” juxtaposes a persisting guitar riff with idyllic lyrics: “Colors that are complementing spectral spiral never ending / I feel so astoundingly pretty around you.” It carries a poetic sense of innocence.
The remaining two tracks “Furrowed Brows” and “Old News” have similar characteristics, and these songs seem to narrate the excitement that accompanies new love as well as the pain associated with a relationship’s end (whether it is strictly platonic or romantic is up to interpretation).
No Thank You is currently recording a full-length record with Evan Bernard of The Superweaks; the band will also be playing an all ages show at PhilaMOCA on October 18th with The Smith Street Band and The Sidekicks. More information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Check out the EP below.
No Thank You, PhilaMOCA