Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Rid of Me are a quartet that blends heaviness and melody with elements of punk, grunge — a ferocious, tour de force that is already making major waves in advance of their debut full-length offering.  Comprised of members of Fight Amp, Anxiety Spiral, Low Dose, Legendary Divorce, and Soul Glo, Rid of Me release Traveling via Knife Hits Records (digital/cassette/CD) and The Ghost Is Clear Records (vinyl) on December 3.

Traveling follows Last (June 2021), Summer (April 2020) and Broke Shit Demos (October 2020). It was recorded at The Gradewell House with Steve Poponi and The Bummer Basement with Mike McGinnis. Poponi mixed it and it was mastered by Dave Downham.

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Today, the band premieres the video for the LP’s third single, “Dealing,” which was created by Seth Rosenberg, who also did the video for earlier single “Myself.”

The band have a short run of dates scheduled for early December:
Dec 2 – Philadelphia, PA at Silk City (LP release)
Dec 3 – Washington, DC at Pie Shop
Dec 4 – Boston, MA at O’Briens
Dec 5 – NYC at Mercury Lounge

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Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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