credit: Brooke Marsh

Puppy Angst

Puppy Angst is a moody quart from Philadelphia started by Alyssa Milman (guitar, vocals). Alyssa’s songwriting combines raw, diary-like lyricism colored by the biting introspection of adulthood with shoegaze and dream pop influences, resulting in tracks that tell a noisy and unapologetic coming-of-age story. Dan Leinweber (guitar, vocals), John Heywood (bass), and Eric Naroden (drums) round out the rest of the band.

In 2018, Puppy Angst released their first EP, Tiny Thoughts, with distribution by goodhowareyou records and tapes by Small Grey Records. On October 24th, 2022, Puppy Angst released their debut album Scorpio Season. Their music has been played on WXPN, CD 92.9 FM, DKFM Shoegaze Radio, BFF.FM, WKDU, and more. They’ve been covered by WXPN, Queerty, Guitar Girl Magazine, and Magnet Magazine, among other publications.

Alyssa previously toured with fellow Philly pop outfit Kississippi, and their past projects include Past Life and Blushed, in which they were a founding member. Dan played lead guitar in Blushed and currently creates music under his projects Greenspace and Radial Gradient. John plays bass in Alex G, and Eric is the frontman of In Lieu of Roses.

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Philadelphia, PA





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