Amanda X - "Guatemala"
Hailing from the Kensington area of Philadelphia, Amanda X create warm, noisy, lo-fi jams that give a loving nod to the ‘90s. The trio self-released their first EP back in 2012, and started opening for the likes of Dum Dum Girls, Parquet Courts, and Marnie Stern. After catching wind of their dedicated show schedule and powerful new songs, Philadelphia's own Siltbreeze picked up their first album, Amnesia. The first few seconds of album opener, “Guatemala,” prompts an easy, and quite correct, Sleater-Kinney comparison, even Hole and Blake Babies references have been made, but it’s when you stop looking for comparisons that Amnesia really shines.