Inspired by the documentary The Punk Singer (2013) and Kathleen Hanna's Julie Ruin record, Self-Sabotage or Liberation? is Nopesetic's first completely independent effort. Recorded in the closet of her childhood bedroom, the project explores the concept of coming of age, and the responsibilities and anxieties that come along with it. Produced and mixed in Logic Pro X, the finalization of this album came when the COVID-19 global pandemic hit and stay-at-home orders were issued to the residents of Michigan.


01. Loose

02. Come Down

03. Age

04. Don't Tell Me

05. Casper

06. sinkorswim

Additional Credits:

All songs written by Melanie Mercadante

Guitar, Vocals: Melanie Mercadante

Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered in the Closet Recordings Studio (AKA her closet) in Algonac, MI.