Dead Obies’ sophomore effort, Gesamtkunstwerk (out March 4th, 2016 via Bonsound), was recorded in part in studio and in part in front of a live audience last month during a series of three sold-out concerts at Phi Centre. With Gesamtkunstwerk, Dead Obies explores new avenues of powerful, melodic choruses and concise raps, juxtaposed with laid-back rhythms, ethereal synths and organic, groovy bass.
The band offers up Aweille! as their first single; an abrasive hybrid (harkening back to 2013’s Tony Hawk) of many musical influences. Available as a video, directed by Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau and shot during the band’s concert series, the song is, without a doubt, Dead Obies through and through.
For this new album, Dead Obies wanted to tailor their songs for the live performance. Where Montréal $ud was rough, dense and introspective, Gesamtkunstwerk’s universe is rallying and inclusive.
Dead Obies will kick off a new tour in Montreal on Thursday, March 10th at Le National.
03/10/16 Montreal, QC // Le National (Tickets)
03/12/16 Gatineau, QC // Petit Chicago
03/17/16 Saguenay, QC // Côté Cour
03/18/16 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
03/19/16 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
03/24/16 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot (Tickets)
03/25/16 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne - Salle du Moulinet (Tickets)
03/26/16 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
03/31/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // L’Embuscade Café Galerie
04/21/16 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy Aubert (Double bill w/ Milk & Bone) (Tickets)