ATTN NEW YORK: Sub Pop and Hardly Art are bringing Protomartyr, Obits, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Luluc, Gem Club, and S to the Knitting Factory Brooklyn this very evening, the 23rd of October. Doors at 8. This show poster is proof.
Bed & Bugs,
the most recent album from Obits, was released in the fall of 2013 on
Sub Pop Records. Between then and now, and in an effort to highlight the
excellent qualities of their third full-length album, the band has
toured these United States and Europe and released a couple of other,
very good music videos. There’s one for the song “Spun Out” and also one for the song “Operation Bikini”
(in which, as one Youtube commenter astutely observed, there are no
bikinis). And now, there is a new and really, very great animated video
for the number “I’m Closing In” which was directed by Paul Clark. Please make sweet click with the embed to watch it!
Recent live footage from Spain’s Radio 3 and the newly posted KEXP live session the band recorded here in Seattle this past November both demonstrate the undeniable appeal of Obits’ live shows. Please get into it.
Upcoming live performances by Obits:
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY at The Wick (with The Men and Nude Beach)
May 13 - Atlanta, GA at The Earl
May 15 - Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Sub Pop Festival (at Audio) (with Mudhoney and METZ)May 16 - Goiania, Brazil at the Bananada Festival (with Mudhoney and METZ)
As we’ve previously reported, Obits’ triumphant return to public activity will officially be September 10th, the release date of their third and, honestly, best damn record yet, Bed & Bugs. Listen to track one, side one of B & B, “Taste the Diff”, in the accompanying player.
We’re beyond pleased to present to you the album trailer for Bed & Bugs not only because it’s a compelling, sales-driving marketing device, but also because it means for you, discerning music connoisseur, that a new record from the always fabulous (and handsome, and talented, and just very kind) band, The Obits, is not far behind. That’s right, on the eve of Summer, 2013, on September 10th, specifically, the new Obits record will be available for your turntable’s platter.
And listen, guys—we have a couple of cool limited-edition-y types of things to tell you about regarding this latest, and, we’re not going to mince words about it, greatest Obits record. Firstly, if you pre-order Bed & Bugs on CD or LP, you’ll receive, at no additional cost to you, a ltd-ed Obits single featuring three songs performed live, and very well, mind you, by The Obits. Another thing we’d like you to know about regarding this new record is that if you’re a person who prefers the vinyl format as their sound delivery device of choice, we’re pressing a small amount of this record on limited, colored, Loser Edition vinyl, which will only be available on SubPop.com (conveniently located right here), as well as select independent record retailers in America (call your local record store for availability). And we don’t have to tell you, but just in case, the limited nature of limited-edition things is limited by nature, so order quick to claim yours!
Originally released on the Spanish label La Castanya to coincide with the band’s recent Spanish tour, this new Obits single features two excellent new songs available exactly nowhere else. Which is to say, in order to hear them, you have to own the single.
Pick up the new Obits single, “Refund” b/w “Suez Canal,” right here.
Today, Tuesday, May 15th, marks the release of Obits’ latest 7" single, “Let Me Dream If I Want To,” which features the band’s interpretations of well-loved, near-standards by Mink DeVille and The Kids.
In further Obits news, the band will be heading overseas soon with a few stateside shows to follow. We’ve listed the most current confirmed dates for Obits below for you.
Obits on Tour
May 17 – Gothenborg, Sweden -Pustervik
May 18 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser
May 19 – Malmo, Sweden – Debaser Malmo
May 20 – Aalborg , Denmark – 1000FRYD
May 21 – Germany – Hafenklang, Hamburg
May 22 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet
May 23 – Prague, Czech Republic – Klub 007 Strahov
May 24 – München (Oberföhring), Germany – Kafe Kult
May 25 – Torino, Italy – Spazio 211
May 26 – Verona (VR), Italy – Interzona
May 27 – Schaffhausen, Switzerland – Tap Tab
May 28 – Avignon, France – Les Passagers Du Zinc
May 29 – Freiburg, Germany – Slow Club
May 30 – Lyon, France – Sonic
May 31 – Toulouse, France – Lieu Commun (Toulouse)
Jun 01 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 02 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
Aug 03 – Austin, TX – Red 7 Patio
Aug 04 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
For more information on Obits, please look to the band’s Sub Pop artist page for the band