Last we heard from Old Man Gloom, vocalist/guitarist Aaron Turner and drummer Santos Montano were telling our very own KSP about their Ape of God shenanigans. Not only has everyone except the small corner of the world called the internet forgiven and forgotten, but the quartet thankfully has managed to keep its sense of humor intact (for starters, the group’s Facebook page, which is rife with comedic gems like “A favorite special memory in Old Man Gloom is when we rehearsed for the first time after an 8 year hiatus and [bassist/vocalist] Caleb [Scofield] was playing Sleeping With Snakes wrong because he relearned it by searching ‘old man gloom guitar cover’ on youtube and played along to a video of some dude playing it wrong. Like really wrong. Caleb wrote that song by the way”).
Seriously though, OMG was one of the first bands our beloved EIC introduced us to back in the beginning days of the magazine, so we’re especially thrilled to premiere the video for “The Lash”. We have no idea what’s going on in the video–a Jawa origin story?–but it’s still pretty freakin’ great. The band will be hitting the road for a brief West Coast tour starting Thursday, so if you’re lucky enough to be anywhere close by, don’t miss out.
*Pick up copies of the new OMG records here
**Upcoming OMG tour dates:
02/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
02/27 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
02/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
03/02 – Chico, CA @ Café Coda
03/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
03/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
05/15 – 17 – Santa Ana, CA @ Psycho California