Obits / Moody, Standard And Poor
Album: Moody, Standard And Poor   Collection:General
Artist:Obits   Added:Apr 2011
Label:Sub Pop Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-01 Pull Date: 2012-03-04
Week Ending: Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8
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Recent Airplay
1. Aug 22, 2017: Waste FM
Naked To The World
4. Aug 13, 2013: Meow
Shift Operator
2. Dec 06, 2016: Waste FM
You Gotta Lose
5. Apr 03, 2012: meow
Shift Operator
3. Jan 08, 2015: Meow: The Best Of The Decade So Far (2010-2014).
Shift Operator
6. Feb 23, 2012: Sound and Fury
Spot The Pikey, Naked To The World

Album Review
kevin rouff
Reviewed 2011-12-27
Obits / Moody, Standard, and Poor / Sub Pop Records / 2011

Youthful and alive punk (with touches of surfer/alternative/indie rock). These guys are new (first single in 2008). It’s got all the usual electric guitar solos preceded by soulful shouting vocals, really stuff for young thrashing and howling. The kind of band you always wanted to be in as a teen but never grew the right hair for it (nor had the skateboarding skills). Emotional, fun, and grungy, but the songs tend to resemble after some time.

Similar to the Stooges, Black Lips vibe, Jet, maybe Misfits too

Favorites: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9
FCC - 6, 11

1:* You Gotta Lose (3:29) - Starts quick into a surfer-punk feel, with choruses accompanied by the drumming low chord (“wipeout” style), but a perfectly punk vocalist Very catchy and engaging.
2.* “I Want Results” (3:31) - Voice and guitar reminds me of Jet’s “Are You Gonna Be My Girl, but more hardrock and sincere
3.* “Everything Looks Better In the Sun” (3:28) - Has a sort of punk western-flick guitar, very neat, song about how his gal looks better in day-light. All good fun
4. “Killer” (2:35) - Pretty climactic, maybe something for shredding skateboarders, good vocals to the rocking guitar
5.* “Shift Operator” (3:30) - This one’s good. Slower, with punkish disuptions, howling “Are you reboooorn”.
“No Fly List” (2:35) - Fast angry punks! FCC
7.* “Naked to the World” (2:28) - Pure surfer punk, hard to not move to. Exhibitionist love...
“Spot the Pikey” (1:37) - This one’s short and strong, instrumentals, interrupted only for a moment at halfway
* “New August” (3:40) - Instrumental rock out for first 1:30, followed by some epic punk vocals
“Standards” (2:22) - Frustrated youths in love I’d say!
“Beggin’ Dogs” (2:42) - USA thrash. FCC
“I Blame Myself” (3:11) - Electric guitar with thrashing drums, imagine a preamble to a late-night rebellion, building up with each leather-coated character walking in the foggy streets, and finally erupting at 1:30 with a riot. Instrumental thrash.

Track Listing
1. You Gotta Lose   7. Naked To The World
2. I Want Results   8. Spot The Pikey
3. Everything Looks Better In The Sun   9. New August
4. Killer   10. Standards
5. Shift Operator   11. Beggin' Dogs
6. No Fly List   12. I Blame Myself