THE OBSESSIVES are premiering the new music video for their single “Surfer Rosa”! The single comes off of the band’s sophomore album The Obsessives, which will be released March 17th via Lame-O Records in the US, Dog Knights Productions in the UK and Europe, and Cooking Vinyl in Australia. The band also recently released a trailer for the new album featuring “Intro,” which can be seen now on the Lame-O Records’ YouTube channedl and below. Pre-orders for The Obsessives are available now physically and digitally via Lame-O Records, via Dog Knights Productions in the UK and Cooking Vinyl in Australia.
THE OBSESSIVES will be touring this spring with MODERN BASEBALL, Kevin Devine and Sorority Noise.
3/17 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater^
3/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw^
3/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw^
3/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^
3/22 – Wilmington, DE @ World Cafe Live^
3/24 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva^
3/25 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel*
3/26 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm^
3/28 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks^
3/29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater^
3/31 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn^
4/01 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works^
4/02 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^
4/04 – Austin, TX @ Emos^
4/05 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live^
4/07 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire^
4/08 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse^
4/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda^
4/10 – Berkley, CA @ Berkley Theater^
4/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades^
4/13 – Denver, CO @ Summit Theater^
4/14 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room^
4/15 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s^
4/17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live^
4/18 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall^
4/19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room^
4/20 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street^
4/21 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom^
4/22 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom^
* = w/ Modern Baseball, Sorority Noise
^ = w/ Modern Baseball, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Sorority Noise
More about the band:
Nick Bairatchnyi and Jackson Mansfield built The Obsessives at fifteen, out of a childhood friendship and a misplaced love for blues-rock. “We wanted to start a band with a “The” because bands like that three years ago were cool, like The Black Keys and The White Stripes,” Bairatchnyi remembers while laughing at his ninth-grade naivety. Three years later, the band became fixated on a new form.
The Obsessives released their debut record, Heck No, Nancy in 2015. The album chronicled a series of revelations which center around a musical mentality that volleys between the expressive texture of emo bands like Braid and the bouncy indie of bands like The Pixies and Violent Femmes.
On March 17th, 2017, The Obsessives will release their follow up self-titled album on Lame-O Records, continuing even further along their indie rock inspirations, the band has found an acclivity for pop hooks and vibrant instrumentation that give a nod to their heroes (even naming a song referencing listening to a Pixies record), while also fitting alongside the top artists of the modern indie/emo scene (like Modern Baseball, who’s tour they’ll be opening in the spring of 2017).