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TUE, NOV 17, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Obits on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Thursday, Nov. 19th!


Our very close, personal friends in Obits will be appearing on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon television show this Thursday, November 19th! And, what’s more, the code OBT at can win you a seat on the “band bench” to watch their performance. The celebrity guests for this episode (in addition to the Obits dudes, we mean) will be: Taylor Lautner (from those sexy Dracula teenager movies) and also Katey Sagal (who, among a great many other things, performed the voice of Leela on Futurama).

Obits will, we are really crossing our fingers, perform one of the many peppy numbers on their 2009 debut album, I Blame You.

You should really watch!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

TUE, AUG 11, 2009 at 3:53 AM

Obits on Vice TV’s “Practice Space”


Vice Magazine has their own online TV network called VBS and they do this thing called “Practice Space” where they tape bands playing at their practice space (duh) and interview them for a bit. Anyhoo, VBS just recently shot a Practice Space with Obits and it’s a really great piece—the songs are great and the interview is hilarious. Check it out here. While you’re there, check out these other episodes of Practice Space with No Age and Handsome Furs.

Posted by Lacey Swain

THU, AUG 6, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Beach Blanket Bingo with Rick from Obits


Though we are (okay, somewhat typically…) a little slow in announcing it and the actual opening reception was last night, it is worth mentioning here that Rick Froberg from the band Obits (whose excellent debut I Blame You we released in March of this year) has a couple of pieces up in the “Beach Blanket Bingo” group exhibition at the Jonathan Levine Gallery right now! The show runs through August 22nd, Rick’s contributions are (predictably) fantastic, and if you are able to get yourself there, you should really go check it out.

Full details available here!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

WED, MAR 4, 2009 at 7:34 AM

Sub Pop Showcase at SXSW 2009


Hey, Hey! My coworkers and I are heading to Austin, TX in two short weeks so that we can wine and dine our contacts and show off the talents of our lovable and extremely talented bands. On Thursday March 19th, we’ll be at the Radio Room (508 E. 6th St – formerly Bourbon Rocks, formerly Fat Tuesdays, formerly some place with novelty shots and lots of tits). Most of these bands will be playing additional parties and what-not—we’ll post those soon!

For Your Scheduling Pleasure:
8:00 No Age (outside)
8:30 The Baptist Generals (inside)
9:00 Red Red Meat (outside)
9:30 Mark Sultan (inside)
10:00 Obits (outside)
10:30 Daniel Martin Moore (inside)
11:00 Vetiver (outside)
11:30 Tiny Vipers (inside)
12:00 Blitzen Trapper (outside)
12:30 Pretty & Nice (inside)
1:00 Handsome Furs (outside)

All photos courtesy Jay Cox

Posted by Lacey Swain

FRI, MAY 15, 2009 at 5:14 AM

Obits LIVE on KEXP Saturday !


What a lucky gal, I am. I get to head over to KEXP for the second time this week! Wednesday, the Vaselines played a fabulous live set of all their hits. Go here for some really cute pictures of Frances and Eugene.

On Saturday, Obits will be performing a live in-studio at 3 PM PST before their show at Neumos. If for some reason you won’t be able to come to the show or if you’re just a super fan (and that’s alright!), tune in here.

Posted by Sasha Morgan

WED, APR 22, 2009 at 5:16 AM

Obits on FMU


Obits played live on the Evan “Funk” Davies show on WFMU last night (Apr. 21st). And, because we live in the future now, you can listen to this performance by programming the internet for here.

They play nine songs off their fantastic debut record album I Blame You.

Go listen!

You can (and should) also listen to this performance, as well as Obits’ first show back in Jan. ‘08 at the Cake Shop in NYC, and in the near future (we’re guessing) more Obits live recordings in the Obits-curated section of the Free Music Archive. By the way, the Free Music Archive is totally worth checking out for all sorts of other cool stuff.

Posted by Chris Jacobs