Pittsburgh band LoFi Delphi, not to be confused with disciples of Guided by Voices, is a pop-rock quartet made up of former members of The Lost Sea and Bridgely Moore.
In 2014, the band -- fronted by pianist-singer Becki Gallagher, with husband and bassist Andrew Belsick, drummer Tyler Jessup and guitarist Andrew MacDonald -- debuted with a six-song EP, "Victor."
On June 10, LoFi Delphi returns with a second six-song EP, "Always the Quiet Ones," produced by J Vega at The Wilderness Recording Studio for the local First Flight Records.
"This one is a bit darker, more mature," Belsick says. "We've kind of honed our sound a bit more and feel like we took a step forward with the songwriting. And the sound is much more organic. The last EP was mostly digital."
Gallagher's pure vocals (think Cranberries) are the center of a sound that's warm and melodic, with gushing builds and searing guitar.
"It's kind of a point of irony," Belsick says of the name. We always say we're unapologetically indie pop. We try to focus on melody and create earworms/hooks whenever we can."
The EP will be released on iTunes, Amazon and for physical distribution on June 10. The release show is June 18 with Chrome Moses, City Steps, The Park Plan, and Jeremy Caywood at James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, North Side.
For more on the band, you visits its site here.