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It’s time for our 8th annual Oscars-style montage of the year in musical breakups. If any of these bands are are unfamiliar to you, that might explain why they threw in the towel. Others you’ll recognize as once-famous groups who’ve finally stopped overstaying their welcome after years of running on fumes. There’s also a handful… More »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be seen… More »

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Obits Break Up

Since 2009, the Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes co-frontman Rick Froberg has led the Brooklyn-based band Obits. They've released three underrated albums of authoritative,…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2015 - 9:26 am
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Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual…
Chris DeVille | November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Obits – “Machines” Video

The videos that have come from Obits' 2013 album Bed & Bugs have been all over the place. There was the alien invasion of "Operation
Miles Bowe | October 6, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Obits – “I’m Closing In” Video

The music video for "I'm Closing In," a track off Obits' 2013 album Beds & Bugs, plays out like every doodle in a little boy's…
Miles Bowe | March 7, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Obits – “Operation Bikini” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Obits, Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes frontman Rick Froberg's latter-day vehicle for howling, harrowing garage punk, embarks on a West Coast tour tonight in support of…
Scott Lapatine | November 14, 2013 - 10:30 am

Obits – “Spun Out” Video

Obits have delivered a video for Bed & Bugs track "Spun Out." What seems like a straight-forward performance clip turns into something trash-filled and slightly…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 11:54 am

Obits – “Spun Out”

"Spun Out" is our second helping from Obits' upcoming album Bed Bugs. Like first track "Taste The Diff" before it, the Brooklyn band go full-throttle…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 15, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Obits – “Taste The Diff”

In anticipation of their third full-length album, Bed & Bugs, Brooklyn-based garage punks Obits have released the record's rollicking first track, "Taste The Diff." Screamy…
Elliah Heifetz | July 1, 2013 - 1:04 pm