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Sam O.B. (fka Obey City) Announces Debut Album Positive Noise

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Jennie Velasco


Positive Noise the debut album from prolific NYC musician Sam O.B. And bring you a brand new song – “Revolve.”

After attending college and getting deeper into computer music - Sam Obey began releasing music as Obey City. The project quickly took off with EPs for LuckyMe, forming the AstroNAutico label with his best friends, multiple tours, DJing the Natural History Museum: dreams on Earth.
Now, as Sam O.B., he returns to what his oldest confidants know he’s always had up his sleeve: his voice and his bass guitar.

Sam OB live @ The Echo, Los Angeles.  
Photo Courtesy of Nicki Niemet, iMovement Photography

Positive Noise, the debut album by Sam O.B, is a sequence of songs, not tracks, though you could certainly spin most of these jams in a club setting. Positive Noise is not ‘a journey of a record,’ but it’s also not Party Time USA. It’s nuance: cloud patterns: like good progressive jazz. Like the refinement of refinement, the elegance of elegance. Sound propelled by its own smoothness. A coolness that isn’t cold. The earnestness of an old friend. Expanse. Experimentation. Actual warmth.



Sam O.B. is a man of classics (has always been). When you hear the sax on “Salt Water,” you will understand this ambition with precision. Arpeggiated horn delay and female oohs fall like geodesic rain. The blasting synth leads on “Midnight Blue” and “Nearness” waver and find their way (“Always on time”). The sing-and-play harmonies of “Sirens” refer to the stunning bliss of smooth jazz, which has been in Sam’s arsenal of interests for longer than anyone can remember.

Elisa w/ Sam OB live @ The Echo, Los Angeles.  
Photo Courtesy of Nicki Niemet, iMovement Photography


Positive Noise also has a strong anchoring in the thick pulsing rhythmic stylings of ’70s and ’80s disco and funk grooves. Sam is a dedicated vinyl collector, having curated DJ residencies around NYC (Hot Sounds Island, Astro Nautico, The Lot) that practically worshipped smooth jams.

Sam OB live @ The Echo, Los Angeles.  
Photo Courtesy of Nicki Niemet, iMovement Photography



The album is out August 11th on LuckyMe Records

Pre-Order his debut album: http://www.smarturl.it/LM043

Listen to Revolve on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/samobmusic/revolve/

Catch him on tour!
6.21 - Club Café - Pittburgh, PA
6.22 - Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
6.23 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
6.24 – Daytrotter - Davenport, IA
6.25 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
6.26 - Handsome Daughter - Winnipeg, MB
6.29 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
6.30 – Barboza - Seattle, WA
7.01 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
7.03 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA
7.06 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
07.07 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
07.08 - Lowbrow Palace - El Paso, TX
07.11 – Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
07.12 – Neptunes - Raleigh, NC
07.13 – Songbyrd - Washington, DC
07.14 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
07.15 – Sunnyvale - Brooklyn, NY
 
Via press release from Motor Mouth Media
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