May 7th, 2009
Before the release of their debut album, I Blame You, not much was known about the sound of The Obits. Fans were stuck with a bootleg recording of their first live show that could only be found on their MySpace page, but they wanted more. These veteran indie rockers were willing to take their time experimenting with a three-guitar sound before bringing a bass player into the fold allowed them to move pretty swiftly in creating the album. The result is a band that that describes themselves as not into innovation, but rather play the stuff they like and let the originality take care of itself.
With the album being described as a straight up rock ‘n roll record, fans of the Rick Frober’s previous band Drive Like Jehu would be well advised to check this show out. I hear it includes a blistering performance of the classic blues staple Milk Cow Blues