Announce New 7" featuring Pixies Tribute * CMJ Appearances * European Tour!
Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff
"The New York band O'Death draws from the bluntness and spiritual purity of Appalachian folk, the menace of punk and the rowdy theatrically of Tom Waits, jumbling sacred and profane." - The New York Times
"Vocalist Greg Jamie, who howls like Neil Young and hollers like Tom Waits, exudes an odd dignity and a restless intensity, and the band never lets up, from the hillbilly stomp of "Allie Mae Reynolds" to the banjos and brass of "Busted Old Church" to the high lonesome thunder of "Only Daughter." - Spin
"If they had punk during the American Civil War, this is what the youth of the Confederate Army would be listening to" - NME
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In celebration of O'DEATH's upcoming CMJ appearances (See dates below), the band has announced a new 7" out October 30th digitally (November 6th physically) on Ernest Jenning!
Side A - Low Tide
Side B - I Think I'm Fine
(* digital version includes Pixies' cover "Nimrod's Son" - 7" version includes freee download passcode for this song)
Five guys, maybe three shirts between them, take to the stage. There’s a banjo, a fiddle, a drum set littered with gas cans, chains, and broken cymbals. Then they all start howling, stomping; it’s an anachronistic jug band party in a junkyard with sing-along hooks and weathered vocals from another time. Their fans, an ever-expanding congregation, sing along and follow the band with an almost religious fervor, and as vocalist Greg Jamie’s eyes roll back into his head there’s a sense that something almost sinisterly spiritual has overtaken everyone in the room. This is the world of O’Death.
Originally formed in 2003 while the members attended SUNY Purchase, the band – with Jamie on guitar and vocals, Gabe Darling on banjo, David Rogers-Berry on drums, Jesse Newman on bass, and Bob Pycior on fiddle – self-released their first album in 2004. They quickly took to the task of stirring up a wholly original scene of NY musicians with their reverently twisted take on Americana filtered through a wealth of musical influences as divergent as Bill Monroe, Dock Boggs, Neil Young, The Microphones, and The Misfits via a series of shows at the now defunct Apocalypse Lounge
As they gathered the songs for their second LP, Head Home, the band perfected their mesmerizing and riotous stage presence and took to turning their share of heads across the country, playing over 100 shows in 2006, and gracing the stage alongside acts including Battles, Dr. Dog, Art Brut, Les Savy Fav, Man Man, and Deerhunter.
With the re-release of Head Home (out now on Ernest Jenning Record Co.), the critically acclaimed NY act has created a perfect companion to their spellbinding live show. Part southern gothic spiritual, part moonshine fueled hoedown, these recordings, now presented with new mixes done by the band and Billy Pavone are a timeless addition to the canon of weird old America.
O’Death will be heading out this summer and fall to promote the record in the US and Europe (with City Slang handling the European release). It’s an infectious sound coming your way; unique and wonderfully raw, but with the ability to drop the jaws of even the most jaded music fanatic and leave them testifying to it’s unique power.
"The live O'Death show is where it's at." - Pitchforkmedia.com
Wed Oct 17 2007 3pm @ White Rabbit New York, NY (Gothamist / WOXY Party)
Wed Oct 17 2007 8pm @ The Slipper Room New York, NY (Orchard Party / Invite Only)
Thu Oct 18 2007 8pm @ Sound Fix Cafe Brooklyn, NY w/ The Black Swans and Lewis & Clarke (presented by Skyscraper Magazine, La Société Expéditionnaire, and Solid PR)
Fri Oct 19 2007 3:45pm @ United States of Americana Panel
Fri Oct 19 2007 12 midnight @ Union Pool Brooklyn, NY w/ Takka Takka, The Black Hollies, and more! (Official Ernest Jenning Record Co. CMJ Showcase)
Sat Oct 20 2007 5pm @ The Yard Brooklyn, NY w/ Old Time Relijun, White Magic, and more!
Oct 25 2007 Crane Lane Theatre Cork
Oct 26 2007 Whelans Dublin
Oct 27 2007 De Barras Cork
Oct 29 2007 The Yorkshire House Lancaster
Oct 30 2007 The Admiral Glasgow
Oct 31 2007 Head of Steam New Castle
Nov 1 2007 The Luminarie London
Nov 3 2007 Epic Norwich
Nov 4 2007 Cactus Brugge
Nov 5 2007 Bitterzoet Amsterdam
Nov 7 2007 Tsunami Cologne
Nov 8 2007 Westwerk Hamburg
Nov 9 2007 Debasser Malmö
Nov 10 2007 Sticky Fingers Gothenburg
Nov 11 2007 Debasser Stockholm
Nov 12 2007 Garage Oslo
Nov 14 2007 MUZ Club Nürnberg
Nov 15 2007 Westgermany Berlin
Nov 16 2007 Besser Leben Leipzig
Nov 17 2007 Orangehouse München
Nov 19 2007 Clandestino Faenza
Nov 20 2007 Nero Su Bianco Cesena
Nov 22 2007 Velvet Underground Castiglion Fiorentina
Nov 23 2007 Circolo Arci Dude Soliera
Nov 24 2007 Bloom Mezzago (Milano)
Nov 26 2007 La Fleche D’or Paris
* click here to check out the new Ernest Jenning site, offering "All The World" for download!
"Head Home" Tracklist
1. Down to Rest
3. Allie Mae Reynolds
4. The Crab Apple Switch
5. O Lee O
6. Busted Old Church
7. Travelin Man
8. Face Mask
9. Only Daughter
10. Ground Stump
11. Rickey Fence Teeth
12. All The World
13. Jesus Look Down
15. Gas Can Row
Click to watch the video for "Down To Rest!"
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