Atlanta trio Omni signed to Sub Pop for new album Networker, and it sounds like they’re stepping up their game musically to go along with the increased exposure. Lead single and opening track “Sincerely Yours” found the band’s throwback post-punk at its most approachable and engaging, still tight and jittery but catchier than ever, topped off by a tangle of melodic guitar riffs something like Wire meets Thin Lizzy.
Today they’re sharing another song from Networker titled “Skeleton Key,” and it’s similarly rad. It arrives with a video directed by Omni’s Frankie Broyles. As frontman Philip Frobos explains in a press release, the song is inspired by some friends’ experiences with online dating:
When Frankie and I wrote “Skeleton Key” it felt like a turning point for our record, as though we had reached a new rock n roll echelon and Networker was truly underway. Lyrically this came together after hearing about some friends’ strange, surprising and sometimes hilarious online dating experiences.
Watch the “Skeleton Key” video below.
Networker is out 11/1 on Sub Pop. Pre-order it here.