A unique and phenomenal musical collective, Essential Machine is a magnetizing Indie Rock family band. Delivering energetic, bold, and exciting musical compositions, the eclectic group hopes to enthuse listeners with their 7-track new EP, ‘Exponential Crisis.’
The electrifying new EP is bound to put the talented band on the Rock map and showcase their striking, inimitable arsenal of tunes and vocals. With expert instrumentation, powerful vocals, and captivating rhythms, ‘Exponential Crisis’ underscores Essential Machine’s awe-inspiring ingenuity.
‘Exponential Crisis’ was released on May 20th, 2022, and marks Essential Machine’s seventh release. Their first six albums were self-released, after which the trio partnered with Pittsburgh DIY tape label Lemon Tree Records for ‘Exponential Crisis.’
An immensely creative act in the Rock world, Essential Machine is a family band and plans to supplement their new EP with a tour in October 2022. The band includes eclectic guitarist-singer RJ alongside his wife Karen, who plays the drums, and their son Robert who plays bass and synth keys.
Essential Machine first made its mark in the music world as a duo in 2009, led by RJ and Karen Dietrich. The couple’s son Robert joined the band in 2015 when he was 14 years old, adding a new and unique sound to their palette.
The artists’ newest record ‘Exponential Crisis’ is already receiving an increasing number of streams and has seen radio play around the United States, with the song “Almost Outta Here” charting on the Top 200 NACC chart in June 2022.
Essential Machine remains motivated by its goal and plan of including more touring and continuing to write and release entertaining, original music. The band is galvanized by a desire to connect with music lovers who want to feel less alone in an isolating world.
The group plans on releasing a record of demo tracks and previously unreleased music this fall, which will be titled ‘Lost Cats.’
Stream Essential Machine’s new music on their official music streaming platforms, and check out the band’s tour dates! Follow the group on social media to stay on track with new and upcoming music, and contact them for interviews, reviews, and/or collaborations through email.
Essential Machine is an indie rock family band from Pittsburgh which is composed of RJ Dietrich (lead vocals and guitar), Kare Dietrich (drums), and their son Robert Dietrich (keys/bass synth/vocals).
An unexpected perk of being a nuclear family band is that you can shelter in a place together when the world shuts down and write a new album. Essential Machine’s latest EP ‘Exponential Crisis’ came to be in the same way. The EP’s seven tracks, released on May 20, 2022, from Lemon Tree Records, showcase the band reflecting on isolation, ambition, and the darker side of being human.