Lame-O Records‘ annual Rock Residency benefit series at Boot & Saddle returns for its third year next month, and WOW would you look at that lineup. A Lame-O event never disappoints, but this year they’ve put together an exceptionally stacked roster of labelmates and friends to take over Boot & Saddle every Thursday in January. And it’s all for a good cause — the proceeds from each show will benefit several local charity organizations.
There are almost too many amazing artists to list, but we’ll list them anyway: The residency kicks off ...
There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above. Don’t be fooled by the amusing video for “You’re My God.” There’s some acutely awkward discomfort to be found in the impeccable slacker fuzz of The Obsessives. Ah, the growing pains of youth. If only it always sounded this good.
Sorority Noise | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN
After the saddening news of Modern Baseball’s canceled spring tour, Sorority Noise knew they still had to get out on the road this year. After a couple hectic weeks, the band announced a full US headlining tour with (and get ready for this) Sinai Vessel, Walter Etc., Mat Kerekes, Forth Wanderers, The Obsessives, and Shannen Moser. Lucky for us, Union Transfer will be blessed on June 14th with the latter three opening for the Connecticut-based rockers.
Tickets go on-sale this Friday (March 10th) at ...
After making a name for themselves with their 2015 debut LP “Heck No, Nancy”, DC two-piece The Obsessives are back with a music video for the song “Surfer Rosa” from their forthcoming self-titled second album.
True to the emo spirit, “Surfer Rosa” focuses on the cathartic expression of disappointments and shortcomings, opening up with the line, “Baby I can’t remember, the last time I pleased you”. But don’t get the wrong ...
The Obsessives | courtesy of the artist | Photo by Jessica Flynn
The Obsessives give us a taste of their newly announced, self-titled sophomore record with the anthemic power-pop of “Surfer Rosa”.
Stuck in a moral Water Temple of sorts, the duo of Nick Bairatchnyi and Jackson Mansfield navigate their way through a “straight-from-the-cereal-box” video game, learning their path through painstaking trial-and-error. The fantastically vibrant instrumentation puts on a front for the self-deprication, as the band sings of hitting themselves for keeping at the losing battle of life and love. As goofily as the pair may attack these situations of repetition and ...
The Obsessives | Photo by Jessica Flynn | jflynnphoto.com
Trading in fidelity for fun, The Obsessives‘ new EP A Great Menace Weighs Over the City brings a slacker vibe out of the Philadelphia duo. The seven-song collection finds hook-laced lo-fi, instantly transporting us to a packed South Philly basement producing palpable indie rock.
Finding ways to challenge their creative process, the band decided to self-produce and self-release the EP, teasing vibes that’ll be present when the band releases their second full-length record in 2017 on recently signed to Lame-O Records. Singer/guitarist Nick Bairatchnyi documented the experience, finding the process ...
The Fest also added Lemuria, Mean Jeans, Somos, Vacation, Iron Chic, Slingshot Dakota, PUP, RVIVR, Timeshares, Frameworks, Lifted Bells, Antarctigo Vespucci, Ian Graham, Katie Ellen, Roger Harvey, Museum Mouth, Hiccup, Amanda X, Die Choking, Sonic Avenues, Mac Sabbath, Creepoid, Sports and mannnnnny more.
Text by Tim Mulhern. Images by Magdalena Papaioannou. The Obsessives’ approach to performing live is a good analogy for the years the duo has spent together as friends and musicians. Guitarist and vocalist Nick Bairatchnyi uses a signal splitter to run his guitar through a guitar amplifier and bass amplifier to give his fingerpicked melodies […]
The weather has finally started to come around, the trees are in full bloom, which can only mean one thing: it’s finally spring in Philadelphia. And what better way is there to celebrate than by attending an outdoor festival?
The second annual Love On The Streets Festival is set to take place on Saturday, May 14 at Paine’s Park. The festival is a celebration of Philly’s street life, and will feature a skateboarding competition, live art, a beer garden, and most importantly, a ton of live music.
Scrappy Philly punk duo The Obsessives are on Derrick from TWIABP’s label, they just toured with a Modern Baseball side project, and Cam from Sorority Noise mastered their new 7″, so you know they’re in good company. Check out a new song and catch them on tour.
Some of us are starting to feel old, hearing genre names like "emo revival". Whatever happened to emo music after those side-bangs days of myspace yore? No matter the year, there will always be kids getting their hearts broken apart and making bold eyeliner decisions, and the music must follow. DC’s two-piece The Obsessives have been pals since childhood, and channeled the final bits of their collective teenage angst into a debut LP entitled "Heck No, Nancy" (a direct quote from Slaughterhouse Five). The LP was written and recorded within their last few weeks of high school and will release ...