Obits recently released Bed & Bugs, the band’s third album, available in the US on CD/ LP/ DL via Sub Pop, and digitally in the UK and Europe until the CD/LP becomes available next Monday the 16th. The 13-track album, featuring the singles “Taste the Diff” and “Spun Out,” was recorded and mixed in an undisclosed location in Arlington, VA by Nikhil Ranade with additional mixing by Eli Janney and Geoff Sanoff. At this time, we vigorously recommend viewing “Spun Out,” the first, very official and band-directed video from Bed & Bugs.
You can now purchase Obits’ Bed & Bugs at subpop.com While supplies last, orders of the CD and LP will receive a free, limited-edition 7” single featuring live versions of “Refund” (the original appears on the late 2012 7" single on La Castanya) and “Talking to the Dog” (from I Blame You) on the A-side, backed with “New August” (from Moody, Standard and Poor) on the B-side. The tracks were recorded while on tour in August 2012 at Red 7 in Austin, Texas. Three brand-new and also handsome Obits t-shirts are available now as well.
Obits’ Bed & Bugs and its singles have earned the band raves from the likes of Filter, Alternative Press, Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Exclaim, All Music, Stereogum, and more.
What People Are Saying About Obits:
“Mainman Rick Froberg might be midway through his fifth decade, but he and his cohorts can still make one hell of a racket. Whether the abrasive grunge of ‘Taste the Diff’ or the quasi-surf rock of ‘Spun Out,’ the White Stripes-esque blues’n’roll of ‘Malpractice’ or the gentle hippy-folk of ‘Machines,’ this is a crazed, unpredictable crash course in making a record and not giving a shit.” [Review] - NME
“If you're looking for a life coach, you could do worse.” [Track Review, “Taste the Diff”] - Pitchfork
“Screamy Mick Jagger-esque vocals and crunchy, antique punk guitar sounds give the track a bluesy punch; the lyrics raise questions about aging and the power of money. It’s really fun (and pretty whiny, but in a kind of great way).” [Track Review, “Taste the Diff”] – Stereogum