OhBree

Burn Bridges Burn Pies May 19th

Quotes

“This volatile group of songwriters is all about shenanigans... so infectiously poppy that they almost come across as unserious, but it takes a peculiar kind of dedication to pull off a band of this magnitude.”
— Consequence of Sound 
A crew of snappy pop songwriters... unconventional, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to arrangement... the irreverence of mid-00s indie rock (think They Might Be Giants) with an off-kilter psych rock layer that is just a lot of fun.
— WXPN The Key
Death by Broomstick approaches pop through a dark-warped humorous lens delivering delightfully disturbing songs that will creep into your head and anchor down.
— The Deli
“We think Philly’s eight-piece collective OhBree have the sound and live presence to take their act from the basement to the main stage… With strong harmonies and a big-band brass feel, these guys have a sound all their own.”
— NYC Turn Ons
A must-have in a genre that often lacks creativity and novelty. There are a few soft moments, but most of the album is twitch-inducing: that’s your body telling your head that it wants to dance the fuck out of this song!
— Can This Even Be Called Music
When I had no preconceived notions of the band, and saw them in the intimate Fennario Coffee Shop, I had a blast listening to them party on stage.
— Rock On Philly
The band delivers hooks and pounding rhythms with a perfect mixture of joy and intensity that gets bodies moving and heads bobbing almost instantaneously.
— Temple News

About

“Start off with something depressing and sinister, then juxtapose it with something silly as fuck.” According to frontman and songwriter Andrew Scott, this has been 8-piece indie-pop band OhBree’s mission statement since day one.

This May, OhBree will be releasing their third full length record, Burn Bridges, Burn Pies - An album that they feel has connected the worlds of their previous releases. The troupe's first album, We Miss You Edward, Come Home, was a bizarre pit-orchestra-influenced spiral of 17 songs that manifested in a lighthearted theatrical headtrip, while the second LP, Death By Broomstick, took a much darker spin on the band’s pop sensibilities. Soon after Death By Broomstick, OhBree release their extremely well received EP called Feed Me Poison that Consequence of Sound described as, “A four-song odyssey into a world of weirdo guitar riffs and off-kilter piano arrangements.”

“Burn Bridges Burn Pies is the record that brings our message together,” says Andrew. “The themes remain dark, but we bring back the Monty Python/Dr. Seussian absurdity of our first record.” The album kicks off with a supervillain facet on songs like “Spine” and “Tiny Tethers” - it finds haunting and heavy dread through “Square Boxes, Square Thoughts” and “Motivation for a Dying Man” - and taps into the group’s surreal form of silliness with the tunes “Skeleton Ave” and “Which Doctor, Witch Doctor?”

Burn Bridges, Burn Pies will be released digitally and on beautiful blue vinyl records featuring the art of Debbie Fong on May 19th 2018. OhBree is Andrew Scott (vocals/keys), Adam Laub (drums), Bob Iacono (trumpet), Tyler Mack (trombone/guitar), Lucas Kozinski (guitar), Kyle Press (saxophone), Michael Aherne (bass), Connor Przybyszewski (trombone).

Articles

Consequence of Sound
The Key WXPN
The Prelude Press
The Deli Philadelphia
Vents Magazine
NYC TURNONS
Can This Even Be Called MusiC
Rock On Philly
Temple News
Liquid Courage Media