PITCHFORK REVIEW OBNOX's 'KNOW AMERICA' LP

Coming at you direct from Cleveland, Ohio, Lamont “Bim” Thomas has transitioned seamlessly from journeyman sticksman in some of the state’s finest bands (This Moment In Black History/Unholy Two/Puffy Areolas/Bassholes etc) to the full-on phenom known as Obnox. From a foundation of dirt-level garage punk, Thomas sculpts deep cuts out of blown-out beats, redline guitar damage, and soulful singing, as if your local gospel choir had been raised on a steady diet of The Pagans and Back From the Grave comps. Incredibly, Know America -- Obnox’s fifth full-length -- is the second of three albums to come out in 2015. In addition, Know America is the first of two albums this year on NYC label-to-watch Ever/Never Records. Part of an ambitious Ever/Never 2015 release schedule, Know America secures Obnox’s top ranking amongst the creme de la creme of the worldwide underground.

Read the full review here via Pitchfork.

"His music is alive in a way few records are these days – complex, emotional, and political in a way that resists sloganeering and cuts to the quick of what matters".
- Pitchfork