The OBGMs have released another track lifted from their second album ‘The Ends,’ out now via Black Box. The irrepressible punk track All My Friends is a “song about not knowing who to trust,” says vocalist and guitarist Densil McFarlane. On the creeped out music video, they’ve shared alongside the track, he explains: “I wanted to make a short movie that explored who we see when we look in the mirror. Are they leading us in the right direction?”
Watch the video for All My Friends on YouTube below.
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 now via Black Box. You can order it here.