Music Editor Lisa Thomas: Obits New Release: Bed & BugsSeptember 12, 2013 0 comments Print Article
As a whole, the album "Bed & Bugs" is what one would expect from such veteran rockers (Rick Frosberg -Drive Like Jehu & Hot Snakes; Sohrab Habibion -Edsel; Alexis Fleisig -Girls Against Boys).
Obits third full-length was released yesterday, September 10th via Sub Pop. The new album is comprised of 13 tracks and titled "Bed & Bugs". Recorded and mixed in Arlington, VA by Nikhil Ranade, Geoff Sanoff and Eli Janney, "Bed & Bugs" delivers straightforward rock 'n' roll comfortably finding a place somewhere between garage-rock and indie rock peppered with equal-parts rockabilly and surf-rock (a' la the beautiful surf tremelo on the leading single "Spun Out" featured below).
As a whole, the album "Bed & Bugs" is what one would expect from such veteran rockers (Rick Frosberg -Drive Like Jehu & Hot Snakes; Sohrab Habibion -Edsel; Alexis Fleisig -Girls Against Boys). Any fan of unadulterated rock will find this album a winner with Frosberg's signature gritty, whiskey-drenched, two-packs a day vocals accompanied by a no-bullshit rhythm section and the interwoven six-string, sometimes angular guitar patterns. Don't listen to me, judge for yourself:
SPUN OUT by OBITS (Sub Pop) from the album "BED & BUGS":
TASTE THE DIFF by OBITS (Sub Pop) from the album "BED & BUGS""
You can now preorder Obits Bed & Bugs via Sub Pop. While supplies last, orders of the CD and LP will receive a limited edition 7” single featuring live versions of “Refund” (previous 7?) and “Talking To The Dog” (from I Blame You) on the A-side with “New August” (from Moody, Standard And Poor) on the B-side. The tracks were recorded while on tour August 2012 at Red 7 in Austin, Texas. Three brand new Obits t-shirts are also available now.
Bed & Bugs will be available as a limited Loser Edition colored version of the LP from Sub Pop, select independent record retailers (call your local record store for availability) and at Obits’ shows.
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Lisa Suzanne Thomas
New Music Editor