Atlanta, GA trio Omni charged out of the gate in 2016, stunning everyone within earshot with their debut longplayer, Deluxe; a dizzyingly refreshing amalgam of wiry post-punk jitters and a dash of zen cool. Multi-task is their latest offering and all signs point to the coveted goal of “next level”
Guitarist Frankie Broyles (ex-Balkans / Deerhunter) and bassist / vocalist Philip Frobos (Carnivores) crafted Deluxe's eleven tracks in their practice space with friend and engineer Nathaniel Higgins “Nathaniel truly knows us, what we like and what we should sound like” says Frobos. They returned to Higgins for Multi-task, recording basic drum tracks at Higgins’ home studio and overdubbing bass, guitar, vocals and more during two separate trips to a remote cabin in the woods near Vienna, Georgia. “It gave a true peace / piece of mind away from the city” Frobos says, “We could work with no distractions or limitations at our own pace.” Multi-task is a more musically adventurous step forward for the band, keeping the frantic, fleet-fingered fingerpicking of Broyles’ guitar work and Frobos’ dead-cool delivery while expanding their musical palette and to include whispers of post-Roxy glam and Postcard Records pop. Multi-task balances the band’s trademark off-kilter and unconventional jams (Southbound Station, Supermoon) with an elegance not found in many of their contemporaries, songs like Tuxedo Blues and Type, with their underlying seductive sophistication create an aura of romance that many post-punk bands dare not tread. Omni pulls it out with grace and style, still whirring on their minimalist funk-fused agit-pop while creating an album that is awash in the excitement of new love, or fleeting attraction - a journey from that dizzying buzz of first date pheromones found twirling on the dance floor to the cab ride cool-down to home (or wherever).
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