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For their new EP, Philadelphia’s The Obsessives met up with producer Will Yip to get the best out of them in the studio. The result? A 3-song EP called ‘Monastery’ that finds the band settling on a mellowed sound after having gone through numerous stylistic changes over the years that ranged from grunge and alternative to more math-y endeavours.

They kick things off with single ‘Lala,’ a breezy slice of dream pop with a synth solo, big hooks and warm layers of twinkly guitars that make the song feel weightless. Equally easy-going is ‘I’ll Always Love You,’ a song that benefits especially from its simple yet highly effective chorus. Rounding things out is a cover of the Breeders’ 1993 classic ‘Divine Hammer,’ which The Obsessives have not only slowed down, but only stripped down. An unfortunate choice, as the result is a rather lifeless shell of a song that does not hold up to the original, leaving the listener behind on a bit of a sour note.

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Released February 12th, 2021

May be an image of 4 people, people standing, food and text that says 'THE OBSESSIVES A MEMORY-MUSIC 7" EP MONASTERY AVAILABLE 2.12.21'

May be an image of 4 people, people standing, food and text that says 'THE OBSESSIVES A MEMORY-MUSIC 7" EP MONASTERY AVAILABLE 2.12.21'

The Philadelphia lads known as The Obsessives are back later this month with a new EP they made with Will Yip, titled “Monastery”. Ahead its release, they’ve offered sweet and rousing paean to getting tactile before “the big one drops.”

Nick Bairatchnyi and Jackson Mansfield built The Obsessives at fifteen, out of a childhood friendship and a misplaced love for blues-rock. “We wanted to start a band with a “The” because bands like that three years ago were cool, like The Black Keys and The White Stripes,” Bairatchnyi remembers while laughing at his ninth-grade naivety. Three years later, the band became fixated on a new form. The Obsessives released their debut record, Heck No, Nancy in 2015. The album chronicled a series of revelations which centre around a musical mentality that volleys between the expressive texture of bands like Braid and the bouncy indie of bands like The Pixies and Violent Femmes.

On March 17th, 2017, The Obsessives will release their follow up self-titled album on Lame-O Records, continuing even further along their indie rock inspirations, the band has found an acclivity for pop hooks and vibrant instrumentation that give a nod to their heroes (even naming a song referencing listening to a Pixies record), while also fitting alongside the top artists of the modern indie/emo scene (like Modern Baseball, who’s tour they’ll be opening in the spring of 2017).

Welcome The Obsessives to Memory Music. New single ‘Lala’ available now! Listen and preorder the 7″ here https://lnk.to/to-lala

Scrappy Philly punk duo The Obsessives are releasing a new 7″ called “My Pale Red Dot” via Derrick from label Broken World Media and Near Mint. It was mastered by Cam from Sorority Noise, and they recently toured with Modern Baseball side project Broken Beak, so you know they’re in good company. We’re premiering “Avocado” from the 7″, which is definitely up a similar alley to Sorority Noise and (newer) Modern Baseball: crunchy, poppy rock with a youthful singer who has something to say. 

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