The Obsessives Announce Fall Tour With The Wonder Years, Laura Stevenson and Jetty Bones

The Obsessives Announce Fall Tour With The Wonder Years, Laura Stevenson and Jetty Bones

The Obsessives Out Now On Lame-O Records

photographer credit: Jessica Flynn

The Obsessives have just announced a tour this fall with The Wonder Years, Laura Stevenson and Jetty Bones. The tour begins September 24th in Detroit Michigan. Tickets will be available Friday, August 4th at 10 AM local time. More information can be found here. The Obsessives are touring on their record The Obsessives, produced by Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo at Big Mama’s (Mannequin Pussy, Spirit of the Beehive), and out now physically and digitally via Lame-O Records in the US, Dog Knights Productions in the UK and Europe, and Cooking Vinyl in Australia. They also recently released a music video for “You’re My God,” directed by Kyle Thrash (Modern Baseball, The Wonder Years) here.


Tour Dates:
09/24 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
09/25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
09/26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
09/27 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird*
09/28 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Lounge
09/29 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/30 – Orlando, FL – The Social
10/01 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/03 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
10/04 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/05 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Art
10/07 – Boston, MA – Royale
10/08 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
* = no Laura Stevenson


Nick Bairatchnyi and Jackson Mansfield built The Obsessives at fifteen, out of a childhood friendship and a misplaced love for blues-rock. “We wanted to start a band with a “The” because bands like that three years ago were cool, like The Black Keys and The White Stripes,” Bairatchnyi remembers while laughing at his ninth-grade naivety. Three years later, the band became fixated on a new form.
The Obsessives released their debut record, Heck No, Nancy in 2015. The album chronicled a series of revelations which center around a musical mentality that volleys between the expressive texture of emo bands like Braid and the bouncy indie of bands like The Pixies and Violent Femmes.
On March 17th, 2017, The Obsessives released their follow up self-titled album on Lame-O Records, continuing even further along their indie rock inspirations, the band has found an acclivity for pop hooks and vibrant instrumentation that give a nod to their heroes (even naming a song referencing listening to a Pixies record), while also fitting alongside the top artists of the modern indie/emo scene (like Modern Baseball, who’s tour they’ll be opening in the spring of 2017).


Pop hooks that bum rush the amp stacks” – NPR Music
“Goofily earnest and likable” – Stereogum
“The Obsessives excel in the modern age, their hooky, mightily endearing brashness underpinned by a sentimentality that has flooded the associated genres over the past couple of years.” – GoldFlakePaint


1. Intro
2. You’re My God
3. Surfer Rosa
4. Violent
5. A Shady Place
6. If You Really Love Me
7. Now She’s Smoking
8. It’s Not Fair
9. In Her Belly
10. It’s Okay If
11. He Is Wise
12. Sometimes
13. When One Thing Ends
14. You’re Gonna Be

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