Omni – Courtesy Call
Atlanta trio, Omni are back again with their third studio album and their Sub Pop debut. Their new album, titled ‘Networker’, was out on November 1st.
Omni have built a reputation of old school sounding tunes that undergo simple production. This take on songwriting has slotted them into a very unique space in the music sphere. You can slightly compare them to bands such as Parquet Courts, Julian Casablancas, Preoccupations and upcoming Brooklyn trio, B Boys. What really stands out for me is how dry the production is, without taking away the energy and depth to the song. The latest snippet from their new album is Courtesy Call. This song encapsulates everything we love about Omni, it has a really classic and funky feel to it, with one of the slickest guitar riffs i’ve heard recently being played during the chorus.
The 11 new tracks for ‘Networker’ were written between tours. The band had a handful of studio sessions, allowing Omni’s Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos to push their songwriting boundaries while keeping the stage in mind.
When speaking to FLOOD about the new single, Omni’s Philip Frobos explains, “The song took a lot of turns when we were writing it. It’s probably the most demoed song we’ve had. There were three or four different versions of it until we ended up with the final thing. Some of the lyrical stuff, I would work in one idea and shift to another, and then ultimately, I tried to land on something cohesive.”