“This volatile group of songwriters is all about shenanigans… so infectiously poppy that they almost come across as unserious, but it takes a peculiar kind of dedication to pull off a band of this magnitude.” –Consequence of Sound
“Once again OhBree prove that they are unique, not in competition with any other artist but themselves… [They have] created a piece of musical art that is worth a listen.” – Music Existence
“Lush in a quirky, Seussian kind of way… The irreverence of mid-00s indie rock (think They Might Be Giants) with an off-kilter psych rock layer that is just a lot of fun.” –WXPN The Key
EDWARD’S LAMENT — OhBree Premieres
“Tiny Tethers” with SUBSTREAM MAGAZINE Burn Bridges, Burn Pies out May 19th
Photo credit: Emily Dubin
Eight-piece indie rock troupe, OhBree, teamed up with Substream Magazine this Tuesday to premiere “Tiny Tethers” – the first single from their upcoming album, Burn Bridges, Burn Pies (Out May 19th). The new single continues the story of archenemies Olsson and Edward – two sci-fi fantasy inspired characters that have been popping up in OhBree’s music since their first LP We Miss You Edward, Come Home. The two have been going head to head in violent retaliation since their conception – “Tiny Tethers” is sung from the perspective of a livid Edward reflecting on everything Olsson has done to ruin his life. Substream commended the single calling it a “piano-driven, roller coaster of fun from start to finish”.
Burn Bridges, Burn Pies is an album that connects the fictional worlds of OhBree’s previous releases. The troupe’s first album, We Miss You Edward, Come Home, is a bizarre pit-orchestra-influenced spiral of 17 songs that manifested in a lighthearted theatrical headtrip, while the second LP, Death By Broomstick, took a much darker spin on their pop sensibilities. Soon after Death By Broomstick, OhBree released their extremely well-received EP Feed Me Poison that Consequence of Sound described as “A four-song odyssey into a world of weirdo guitar riffs and off-kilter piano arrangements.”
“Burn Bridges, Burn Pies brings our message together,” says Andrew. “The themes remain dark, but we bring back the Monty Python/Dr. Seussian absurdity of our first record.” The album kicks off with a supervillain facet on songs like “Spine” and “Tiny Tethers” – it finds haunting and heavy dread through “Square Boxes, Square Thoughts” and “Motivation for a Dying Man” – and taps into the group’s surreal form of silliness with the tunes “Skeleton Ave” and “Which Doctor, Witch Doctor?”
Andrew’s love for bands like They Might Be Giants and The Presidents Of The United States Of America has been filtered through the lens of a pit-orchestra musician, where he began his musical career. This saturation of musical theater and 90’s garage rock also encouraged his use of oddball characters as the subject of his lyrics – many of whom have become recurring motifs that reach across all four of OhBree’s studio releases.
Burn Bridges, Burn Pies was produced in Philadelphia at Sleepless Sound Studio by the band’s drummer Adam Laub and will be released digitally and on beautiful blue vinyl records featuring the art of Debbie Fong on May 19th 2018. OhBree is Andrew Scott(vocals/keys), Adam Laub (drums), Bob Iacono (trumpet), Tyler Mack (trombone/guitar), Lucas Kozinski (guitar), Kyle Press (saxophone), Michael Aherne (bass), Connor Przybyszewski (trombone).
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