All "Obits" stories

Return to Story

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, asskicking guitar-rock. And now, it seems like that’ll be it. As Pitchfork points out, the band made the announcement on their Instagram yesterday. First, they wrote, “This bar is closed! More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2015 - 9:26 am

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 holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had its root… More »

By: 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 Bikini,” the TP-ing in “Spun Out,” and the cartoon goofiness of “I’m Closing In.” For the softer track “Machines,” director Alexis Fleisig crafts a video as hypnotic as the song… More »

By: 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 notebook vividly come to life. It’s filled with dinosaurs, space battles, undersea submarines getting eaten by whales, and a fiendish villain who has to go up against our adolescent hero… More »

By: 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 recent Sub Pop LP Bed & Bugs. To get you pumped, today we premiere Woody Tobias, Jr.’s video for “Operation Bikini,” which involves aliens traveling through space to find a… More »

By: 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 weird. Check it out below. More »

By: 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 with their garage-informed punk. Check it out below. More »

By: 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 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… More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / July 1, 2013 - 1:04 pm

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

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 see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am