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OBITS(Sub Pop Records) || HEAVY TIMES(HoZac Records) || WHIPS

Sun. 10/06 | 9:00PM

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Advance tickets go on sale Friday, July 12, at 5pm at

OBITS’ new album “Beds and Bugs” will be released on Sept. 10, 2013 on Sub Pop Records.

“These four indie rock vets, led by ex-Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes frontman Rick Froberg and Edsel's Sohrab Habibion, played gritty and kick-ass rock'n'roll , with interlocking twin guitars, a no-bullshit rhythm section, and lots of attitude. “ SPIN’s “Best Moments Of South By Southwest”
“The shaggy garage-punks in Obits have returned for a second round of three-minute yowlers and blues-rawk howlers. Already beloved as a grown-ass version of frontman Rick Froberg's manic indie-punk legacy (including San Diego wildman fit-spitters like Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes), Obits are taking an even more mature turn, turning down the blood-gargling yelps (Froberg hurt his throat) and turning up the ecstasy and bubble-twang. If 2009's I Blame You was a stripped-down, bratty MC5 tantrum, then follow-up Moody, Standard And Poor (Sub Pop, 2011) is a more focused Wipers implosion.” -The Village Voice(NYC)

"Heavy Times are certainly BACK with their massive 3rd album, mainlining 18 tracks in 33 minutes for maximum impact to your safely guarded danger zones, and simultaneously scoring the soundtrack to your summer of sickness. Picking up where the razored edge of ‘Jacker’ left off and screaming off into the stratosphere where their heavenly guitar interplay weaves a complicated yet natural web around their unique and peerless punk sound, Heavy Times have raised the bar undoubtedly, and you’d better be ready. Recorded with Cooper Crain from Bitchin’ Bajas/CAVE, this album jumps out of the grooves and shakes you senseless from one song style to the next, displaying a range and variety most modern punk bands wouldn’t even understand, let alone be able to keep up with. Through all the dizzying highs, the sobering lows, and the creamy middles, Heavy Times are quickly mastering their form right before our eyes and it’s never been more evident as on the ‘Fix It Alone’ LP, one incredible album that’s a benchmark for modern punk, with all the hooks you just can’t find in books." - Records

In case you missed them open up for And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead at Cactus Club on July 19, here's another chance. They killed it, BTW.


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