"In The Red is proud to announce the release of The Oblivians’ first
studio full-length album from since 1997’s ...Play Nine Songs with Mr.
Desperation picks up right where the band left off, delivering
fourteen scorching tracks of soulful punk-garage-blues trash rock
informed in equal parts by ’50s rock ’n’ roll, ’60s garage rock, Memphis
soul, Delta blues and Killed By Death-style punk. There’s even a Cajun
Zydeco cover here!
As Greg Oblivian puts it, “Between our last record as a band in ’97
and now, a lot of water has passed below that bridge. We three went our
own ways after that and pursued our own musical goals. Personally, I
often missed the dynamic that Jack and Eric offered to my songwriting.
Almost as much as I missed being given carte blanche to add a thing or
two to theirs. I’ve played with lots of great musicians in the interim
but needless to say, it’s a hard itch to scratch. The dynamic between us
was a singular thing. So, over the years as we would occasionally
reunite for a festival or special occasion, the idea began to grow in
the back of my mind—the idea of making a new record. I mean, if you’re
going to keep playing as a band eventually you’ll want new songs to
play. Because as much as we enjoyed playing together the thing I missed
the most was creating together. So that’s what we did.” - IN THE RED
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 23 May, 2013.