Obits

The latest punk rockers to be fronted by the irrepressible Rick Froberg...

Biography information from Wikipedia: Obits are an American rock band formed in 2006 in Brooklyn, New York. The band members are veterans of other independent rock bands: guitarist/vocalist Rick Froberg was previously a member of Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes, guitarist Sohrab Habibion was a member of Edsel, and drummer Scott Gursky plays in Shortstack. Obits formed after singer/guitarist Rick Froberg returned to New York in 2005 following the breakup of Hot Snakes. In 2006 he began writing new material and rehearsing with drummer Scott Gursky of Shortstack and guitarist Sohrab Habibion, formerly of Edsel. They considered adding a third guitar player, but dropped the idea after adding bassist Greg Simpson. Obits made their live debut on January 12, 2008 at a club on New York's Lower East Side called the Cake Shop. A bootleg recording of the show circulated on the internet, and the band posted two of the songs from this recording on their MySpace profile for listening. The recordings caught the attention of Sub Pop A&R Chris Jacobs, who invited them to perform at the label's twentieth anniversary festival in Seattle that summer. Obits signed to Sub Pop shortly after. The band's debut album 'I Blame You' was released via Sub Pop in spring 2009. - - - Rick Froberg – guitar, vocals Sohrab Habibion – guitar, vocals Greg Simpson – bass Scott Gursky – drums MYSPACE

Members

Rick Froberg, Sohrab Habibion, Greg Simpson, Scott Gursky

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