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Meet Philadelphia’s own Love Me My Alien, WMMR’s Local Shots artist of the month.

Love Me My Alien is a music collective with its origins deeply rooted in friendship and collaboration within the Philadelphia music scene. Anthony Montesano and Michael Montesano – “the Brothers’ as they are lovingly nicknamed by almost everyone they know – are creative partners in only the way siblings and lifelong bandmates could be.

They’re each multi-instrumentalist, and their abilities to harmonize are so perfectly balanced that it becomes a real trick trying to discern between the two. They are joined by Justin DiFebbo, to whom each brother attributes Love Me My Alien’s recent successful launch in part to DiFebbo’s keen musical ideas and sense of direction.

Their sound is both humble and grounded, yet adventurous, and evokes a number of styles from British new wave to the soulful singer/songwriters of the 1970s, all matched with those infamous Montesano vocal harmonies. Following up their successful debut, Roll It Back, LMMA presents a new single titled “Is Anybody Out There”

The Brothers have a long and storied career playing music together, most visibly in Pepper’s Ghost, a band they started with friends in Philadelphia in the early 2000s. After signing with Hybrid Records, the band worked with legendary producer and engineer, Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Television), to create their debut album, Shake the Hand that Shook the World. The first single from the album, “You’re in My Heart (Little Pretty),” soared to #1 on the Canadian Billboard charts and landed in the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Charts.

The band independently released its first EP, Roll it Back, in the spring of 2023.

Here’s more on Love Me My Alien, April’s Local Shots Artist of the Month:

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  • “Is Anybody Out There”


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    “Is Anybody Out There” bridges the gap between 70s-tinged psychedelia and modern alternative, wrapped in a blanket of fuzzed-out guitars and biting analog synths, weaving a tale of solitude in a world where our diminutive existence both binds and repels us all.

  • "Feel I Found A Friend"

    A surprise trip to a Nashville recording studio while on a family holiday, a song penned for his wife and performed at their wedding… “Feel I Found a Friend” has a history. Michael Montesano of Love Me My Alien didn’t know where his wife Liliana was driving him that day in Tennessee. “It’s a surprise”. When they arrived at the studio, Michael delivered a beautiful and explicit declaration of love for his partner. Fleshed out back home by LMMA’s Anthony and Justin, a timeless ode to love was born.

  • "We Can Fly"

    “We Can Fly” creates an aura of longing escapism within a hypnotic rock sound reminiscent of the band The War on Drugs. The track features the drumming of Patrick Berkery, known for his studio and touring work with The War on Drugs.

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