TORONTO, ON., Sept 16, 2020 — Popular Toronto punk band, The OBGMs have released a new single from forthcoming album The Ends, which is set for release 30 October via Black Box.
The opening track of the record, “Outsah” follows July’s release of “Not Again” and serves as a dizzying, percussion-strafed statement of intent. Vocalist and guitarist Densil McFarlane directed and produced the hard-hitting music video that accompanies the track himself.
“We make movies over here. “Outsah” is a joint collaboration with Clairmont The Second and Beee and we really wanted to do something gritty,” said McFarlane. “I wanted to tell a story in a cinematic continuous shot and really make a statement. This song, and this video, speak to what we are willing to do. We are going to run up in your house, give us what we want.”
“This is one of those songs where we’re doing stuff other people aren’t doing,” McFarlane continues. “We even threw in some bongos. That song is a statement and that statement is, “We’re not afraid of you, and we’re willing to confront you. Come see me if you have a problem with it. We’re already outside.”
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.
“This album is about death, wanting to die, and fighting for something to live for — it’s the end of all things,” said Macfarlane. “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,” adds MacFarlane.
The OBGMs have shared the stage with artists like Bad Brains, Pusha T, Anti-Flag, Glassjaw, Thee Oh Sees and Saul Williams, and they have received praise from bands like PUP and Green Day (who included them on their Black Lives Matter playlist). The Toronto punk trio is readying the release of their album “The Ends” in late October.
The Ends is out on October 30th via Black Box. You can pre-order it here.
3. All My Friends
4. Fight Song
5. Not Again
8. Karen O’s
9. To Death
10. Move On