Stream Obnox Wiglet (Stereogum Premiere)
Sweat-inducing, feverish, anarchic punk chaos characterizes Obnox’s offerings to the masses. The Ohio-based garage-rock entity once again indulges in lawless cosmic dissonance with his latest full-length record, Wiglet, streaming exclusively below ahead of its release next week. The mastermind behind the project, Lamont “Bim” Thomas, is a prolific punk deity of his own; Wiglet is the third full-length record he’s released this year.
The album is rooted on garage-rock foundations, but it spans a multitude of genres, drawing from elements of surf-pop, post-punk, hardcore, and even remnants of hip-hop. Tracks like “Trash” are uncompromising, turbulent garage anthems with fuzzy lyrics and distorted guitars. “See Me” features the same helter-skelter instrumentation, but layered above melodic, scuzzy verses with alluring undercurrents that are the closest that Obnox gets to anything even remotely pop.
Wiglet is soul music for the manically depressed and oppressed, the pained and the painful. It is music for setting cities and souls on fire. Stream the album in full below.