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Lame-O Records announces third annual Rock Residency featuring Cherry, Harmony Woods, Slaughter Beach, Dog and lots more

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Lame-O Records announces third annual Rock Residency featuring Cherry, Harmony Woods, Slaughter Beach, Dog and lots more

Cherry | photo by Liz Waldie for WXPN

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 ...

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The Wonder Years & Laura Stevenson sold out LPR, add matinee show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Wonder Years and Laura Stevenson recently announced an acoustic tour of intimate venues together, and so far the Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Philly and NYC shows are sold out…

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Video of The Day #260: The Obsessives

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Video of The Day #260: The Obsessives

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.   

[posted 4.26.17]

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Just Announced: Sorority Noise heads to Union Transfer in June for massive headliner

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Just Announced: Sorority Noise heads to Union Transfer in June for massive headliner

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 ...

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Sorority Noise reschedule tour dates, share new song

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As you may know, Modern Baseball are currently on a break and cancelled all tour dates including their tour with Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives. Sorority Noise have now announced a headlining tour to make up for it…

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New music video from playful emo up and comers “The Obsessives”

Source: The Deli Magazine

New music video from playful emo up and comers “The Obsessives”
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
The Obsessives
Facebook ID: 
obsessives
Genres (for charts): 
Indie Pop
Region (for charts): 
Washington DC

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 ...

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Watch The Obsessives embark on a virtual adventure in “Surfer Rosa”

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Watch The Obsessives embark on a virtual adventure in “Surfer Rosa”

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 ...

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The Obsessives have a post-punk recess on A Great Menace Weighs Over the City

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The Obsessives have a post-punk recess on A Great Menace Weighs Over the City

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 ...

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The Fest adds Ergs reunion, Dillinger Four, Torche, Floor, Boysetsfire, Digger, FYP & more; Mikey Erg announces solo LP

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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.

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The Obsessives: Two Guys on the Same Page.

Source: Jump Philly

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 Obsessives: Two Guys on the Same Page.

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Deerhunter & The Joy Formidable added to Wrecking Ball

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This stacked fest already included Thursday, Piebald, Milemarker and Hey Mercedes reunions, plus Quicksand, L7, Dinosaur Jr, Drive Like Jehu, American Football, The Julie Ruin and many more.

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Modern Baseball add Asbury Park release show with Pinegrove and Sorority Noise

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Sorority Noise are streaming their new EP It Kindly Stopped For Me and they just released a video for “Nolsey” off last year’s Joy Departed LP.

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Catch Lithuania, Steady Hands, Mumblr and more at the 2016 Love On The Streets Festival

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Catch Lithuania, Steady Hands, Mumblr and more at the 2016 Love On The Streets Festival

Lithuania | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

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.

Performing will be a number of great ...

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The Obsessives releasing ‘My Pale Red Dot,’ playing shows (NYC with ROMP)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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.

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DC’s punk/emo revival duo The Obsessives release a single and announce their upcoming debut LP

Source: The Deli Magazine

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 ...

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