New Obits Video: “Pine On”


Evil Brooklyn quartet Obits have released a video for “Pine On,” the sneering, crab-walking first single from I Blame You, the band’s nickel-plated and self-consciously unlovely debut. As with most of the visual paraphernalia that surrounds this band, the video teeters somewhere on the edge between fuck you and ha ha: gruesome, unshaven lips and chins and tongues and erratically brushed teeth pounding out lyrics and rhythm section and even a few orally demonstrated guitar licks, the occasional nostril poking into view. It’s sort of impossible to look at. Why they didn’t just take one of those romantic black and white YouTubes that circulated right before I Blame You was released and put that out instead, who knows. Not sadistic enough, maybe? [Pitchfork]