Ohio’s Bim Thomas aka OBNOX has been coaxing these ears for a few years now, slathering on his singular blend of filthy garage punk with deranged R’n’B. A veteran drummer of midwest punks Puffy Aerolas and the Bassholes, Thomas has of late been writing disarmingly direct brain bashers while chilling as a stay-at-home dad. Let your eyes and ears grip his latest vid for double header ‘Molecule / How to Rob’ – a gritty one-two punch. ‘Molecule’ chugs like a rusty chainsaw, with Thomas’ bombastic weed-warped refraining riding high over a simple overblasted beat that slobbers all over you like a dog in heat. This agressive exuberance is contrasted with ‘How to Rob,’ a mid-tempo high stepper about being a boss and the joys of taking advantage of the clueless. The low-key visuals are refreshingly unpretentious, featuring Thomas getting high in his home and out on the streets somewhere in Southern California
Clasp your mangy paws on OBNOX’s latest LP LOUDER SPACE off 12XU.