Obits, You Gotta Lose [new mp3]

by oz on January 17, 2011

Obits released a great debut album called I Blame You via Sub Pop Records back in 2009 and their song “Two Headed Coin” was one of my most played tracks of that year. The band is now poised to unleash their second album entitled Moody, Standard and Poor on March 29th and it promises to deliver the same garage/surf/punk sound. Obits recently released “You Gotta Lose” as a free download.

Obits – You Gotta Lose

Previously posted:

Obits – Two Headed Coin

Obits – Pine On

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Obits – I Blame You [Album Review]

by oz on April 8, 2009


Obits is a new band consisting of indie-rock veterans. Lead singer and guitarist, Rick Froberg, is a Southern California musician who has played in Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and a few other bands. He and his fellow Obits bandmates, including Sohrab Habibion, Greg Simpson and Scott Gursky revel in doing nothing groundbreaking. They do what they love. They love rock and roll. They do it very, very well.

I Blame You starts off with “Widow of My Dreams,” featuring crazy surf-punk guitar riffs that sets the stage for the rest of the album. It’s raw, edgy and loaded with great guitar interplay and driving basslines. My jaw normally doesn’t drop when I hear a bass guitar, but “Two Headed Coin” is an exception. It’s one of those songs that makes you work, walk, run, drink faster. I’ve been on a workout hiatus for about six months, but I credit that song with getting me back in the gym.

Sub Pop Records made a great move gobbling up Obits. I regret not tracking them down for a set at SxSW, but they’re touring around CA this month including a stop at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on May 20th.

MySpace | Sub Pop Records

Obits – Pine On

Video: Obits – Two Headed Coin



Sub Pop’s newest band, Obits, is all set to release their debut album I Blame You on March 29th. The members are all veteran indie rockers and the sound is in your face rock and roll. I haven’t heard the entire body of work, but what I’ve heard is coming off like The Rolling Stones meet Pavement with a modern Von Bondies sound.

Something like that. I dig it.

Obits – Pine On

Video: Obits – Two Headed Coin