Carly Cosgrove announce new album ‘The Cleanest of Houses Are Empty,’ share new song

Fresh off winning over some pretty massive crowds on the Wax Bodega Tour, Philly emo band Carly Cosgrove have announced their sophomore album, The Cleanest of Houses Are Empty, due June 14 via Wax Bodega (pre-order). They made it at Studio 4 with Justin Bartlett (who’s worked alongside Will Yip on several records), and drummer Tyler Kramer says, “We purposely wanted to make a big, very live-sounding record. Our live show is the best way to hear our music because of the energy we’re able to harness on stage. It can be hard to translate to an album, so we specifically worked in a room we knew could capture that.”

Singer/guitarist Lucas Naylor continues, “In summer 2022, I was diagnosed with a personality disorder. Over time, I subconsciously determined that the best way to eliminate the collateral as I figured things out was to isolate for as long as possible and just sort of shut everyone else out. This record details those thoughts. This is an album about habit, familiarity, unfamiliarity, depression, lethargy, and self-reflection.”

“Every record feels like me answering the question, ‘How are you doing?,’” Lucas adds. “I don’t know much, but I know myself better than basically anything else.”

The first single is “You Old Dog,” an anthemic indie-emo song that Lucas says “describes the apparent futility of breaking a habit, delving into the conditions that made me so stubborn and unchanging.” Check it out below.

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1. Steered Straight
2. You Old Dog
3. We Don’t Want Your Cookies
4. Here’s A Fork
5. Fluff My Pillow
6. Zoloft
7. Random Dancing
8. Stuck In My Straw
9. What Are You, A Cop?
10. The Impact Of This Exit
11. North Star Bar