Members: Billy O\'Neill, Ig, Bish
Apes have been employedbabies want their toysFools Want Noise! Here comes the crashing, thrashing, utterly smashing new album from oh my godtheir first recording with guitar, their most searing set of songs ever. Oh my gods notorious blasts of organ overdrive, grinding bass, precision drum attacks and contagious vocal hooks have never packed such a jolt.
Oh my god has been on the road for five-plus years as theyve written and recorded the Oh My God EP (2000) and the albums Well (2001), Action! (2002), Interrogations & Confessions (2003) and Youre Too Straight to Love Me (2004). Now, the nasty organ of ig (whos toured/played with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Van Morrison, Otis Rush), the inhumane drumming of Bish and the society-page scandals of singer/bassist Billy ONeill join forces with thatth-th-th-that thing.GUITAR! Look for longtime Chicago oh my god mate Matt Lenny to handle the live six-string parts; Jake Garcia of NYCs Darediablo (Southern Records) laid em down in the studio.
The album comes out late June on the brand-new Chicago label Split Red Recordsthe four-piece incarnation of the band hits the road now...the OMG website is getting a total revamp, with audio-visual tour logs Giuseppe Andrews (of Troma fame) has already directed one video and another is on the waysay it: OH MY GOD!!
PAST PRESS: Oh my gods dynamic prog-pop crams ideas into each song like a deliciously eclectic pick n mix...an irresistible cocktail of crunchy, swirling keyboards and jackhammer drums...a monumental feast of pile-driving hooks." Kerrang (UK)
(A) rock-hard, hyper-kinetic power trio...a sound that has been favorably compared to everyone from ELP, Weezer and Devo to the Cars, Deep Purple and Steppenwolf...a range that encompasses the space between flat-out rock and the subtler and more emotion-laden moments of great pop...oh my god has figured out their thing and they are most assuredly doing it all the way...and, oh my god, the thing is good. Cincinnati City Beat
A sound bigger than the metaphorical shoulders of its hometown. The sparse instrumentation is the bands signature, but crooner Billy ONeill, whose rich voice recalls Simple Minds Jim Kerr, gives oh my god its soul. This band would leave The Breakfast Club with a completely different ending, one that would strike fear in the hearts of ballpark organists and offer hope to melody-deprived art-rock fans everywhere. Kansas City Pitch Weekly (Critics Pick)
Not your parents art rock...soulful vocals set against an experimental backdrop of organ and drums. Alternative Press
Oh my god relies on organ and bass to create a sound bearing a little resemblance to a schools Klaxon system going haywire Austin Chronicle (Saturday Sleeper pick for SXSW)
God (would admire) the bands musical diversity, which includes everything from melodic, radio-friendly rock songsto robotic electro seethings.And Satan would admire OMGs hedonistic, possessed live shows.Perhaps most impressive is the infectious pop hooks the band cranks out. Phoenix New Times
High-volume rock n roll...a sound thats equal parts hard rock, prog rock and freak rock...the group may look like a bunch of refugees from Mansons family, but they sound more like The Partridge Family (being run over by their own bus, that is). ArtVoice, Buffalo, NY