The OBGMs have released a new single from forthcoming album ‘The Ends,’ which is set for release October 30 via Black Box. The opening track of the record, Outsah serves as a dizzying, percussion-strafed statement of intent. Vocalist and guitarist Densil McFarlane directed and produced the hard-hitting music video that accompanies the track himself: “We make movies over here. Outsah is a joint collaboration with Clairmont The Second and Beee and we really wanted to do something gritty. I wanted to tell a story in a cinematic continuous shot and really make a statement. This song, and this video, speak to what we are willing to do. We are going to run up in your house, give us what we want.”
Watch The OBGMs video clip for Outsah via YouTube below.
“This is one of those songs where we’re doing stuff other people aren’t doing,” McFarlane continues. “We threw bongos on the motherfucker. That song is a statement and that statement is, “We’re not afraid of you, and we’re willing to confront you. Come see me if you have a problem with it. We’re already outside.”
Hailing from Toronto, The OBGMs bring their inimitable no-holds-barred punk rock to the table with ‘The Ends’. The rampageous record was produced by Grammy and Juno award winning Dave Schiffman (Trash Talk, PUP, Rage Against The Machine) and sees the band emboldened by the body of work they’ve crafted. McFarlane says it how it is: “This album is about death, wanting to die, and fighting for something to live for — it’s the end of all things. I feel this is the one of the most important cross-genre albums this century. We are Nirvana, we are The Beatles, and The Stones. We are really changing the dimensions of which the game is played like the Steph Curry of this rock shit. We all have feelings of doubt, uncertainty, and I used to live there. I’m trying not to die there. If I’m going out, I’m going out shooting.”
The OBGMs (that’s The oOoh Baby Gimme Mores) — rounded out by drummer Colanthony Humphrey and bassist Joseph Brosnan — aren’t your typical rock band. “This is a black-fronted punk band, and that’s really important,” McFarlane says. “Rock n’ roll is mostly white suburban kids—that’s what gets promoted. But we are black and we out here. I was inspired to make rock music when I saw a black guy on stage, and if someone sees that in us, I hope it will inspire a new generation to go after this.”
‘The Ends’ track list
3. All My Friends
4. Fight Song
5. Not Again
8. Karen O’s
9. To Death
10. Move On
‘The Ends’ is out on October 30th via Black Box. Album pre-orders, which include a limited edition red/yellow vinyl variant as well as other collectible merch items can be found here: http://smarturl.it/theobgmstheendspre.