Obnox – “Cynthia Piper At The Gates Of Dawn”

Obnox – “Cynthia Piper At The Gates Of Dawn”

The legacy of Ohio garage rock titan Lamont “Bim” Thomas is long and skuzzy. The Bassholes, his ’90s duo with Gibson Bros. alum Don Howland, were nailing the hootin’, howlin’ two-person blues-rock archetype long before various color-coded regional ensembles rode it to fame. After moving to Cleveland in the early aughts, he bludgeoned drums with bluesy post-hardcore innovators This Moment In Black History, and he now keeps time for the Columbus pigfuck blitzkrieg known as the Unholy Two. All of those acts are still active, some more than others, but Thomas’ main gig in recent years has been the one that took him out from behind the drum kit. As Obnox, he’s churned out three LPs and a bounty of EPs and singles this decade, each one further cementing his reputation as the world’s premier purveyor of soulful lo-fi shit-kicking rock music. Boogalou Reed, his new LP on Gerard Cosloy’s 12XU label, is yet another crusher. That’s exemplified by “Cynthia Piper At The Gates Of Dawn,” a catchy tune slathered in razor-sharp static and delivered with the oomph of a kick to the junk. Hear it below along with the previously released “Slaughter Culture.”

Boogalou Reed is out 1/27 on 12XU. Pre-order it here.

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