Today, Dead Obies unveil Doo Wop, the third single off their album DEAD. to be released this Friday, February 15th via Bonsound. The song’s unique progression and highly contagious beat captures each of the four MCs’ (20SOME, Joe Rocca, Ogee Rodman and Snail Kid) distinct style and energy. Doo Wop’s catchy chorus is sung by Ogee Rodman, making it the most rallying track on Dead Obies’ third album. To go along with the single, the group is also releasing a video directed by Jean-François Sauvé. The colorful images captured by Sauvé perfectly illustrate the playful spirit of the song.
Doo Wop follows two singles released last fall; the catchy, piano-driven Run Away, and the lo-fi, concise power track André. Starting with carte blanche at the beginning of the creative process in spring of 2017, Dead Obies wanted to break previously established rules, confront themselves and reinvent their sense of self. With over 50 songs written between then and the fall of 2018, they carefully triaged their content until they ended up with DEAD.’s 11 eclectic, VNCE CARTER-produced tracks.
After delivering Gesamtkunstwerk (2016) and Montréal $ud (2013), two Polaris Long-Listed and conceptually charged albums, the boys felt the need to release something as pared-down as possible, explain Dead Obies. DEAD. puts together several questions about authenticity and integrity with the success that we’ve garnered. DEAD. finishes one chapter and begins another, allowing them to die and be reborn, so to speak.
The album DEAD. is available for pre-order now.
The 13-date DEAD. Tour kicks off on February 28th, 2019 in Chicoutimi, and culminates in Montreal on April 26th at MTELUS. Fans who buy a ticket for one of the shows can also purchase an exclusive DEAD. Tour t-shirt at a special price. See dates below or on deadobies.com.
Dead Obies’ upcoming album follows the Polaris Long-Listed Gesamtkunstwerk (2016), a real stepping stone for the group. They went on to perform a string of sold-out gigs across Quebec and tour Europe. Before ending their tour at a jam-packed MTELUS, Dead Obies opened for Kendrick Lamar on the Plains of Abraham (Festival d'été de Québec) and for French rapper Georgio at the Olympia de Paris, as well as performed in the opening concert of the 2016 Francos de Montréal.
The DEAD. Tour Dates
28/02 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
01/03 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
15/03 Trois-Rivières, QC // Cabaret de l'Amphithéâtre Cogeco
16/03 Gatineau, QC // Minotaure
21/03 Joliette, QC // Salle Rolland-Brunelle
22/03 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins-Telus
23/03 Rivière-du-Loup, QC // La P'tite Grenouille
29/03 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
30/03 Laval, QC // Annexe 3
12/04 Brossard, QC // Le Club DIX30
13/04 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO
19/04 Saint-Lazare, QC // Bar Chez Maurice
26/04 Montreal, QC // MTELUS
26/10 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie