School for the Dead
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School for the Dead

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"School for the Dead"

"For about four or five years now, I've been playing Henning's songs for people and saying they were my own. Please don't tell him that. Brief, romantic and simple, in a why-didn't-I-think-of-that way, his stories and melodies touch people without resorting to attitude or pretense. If his name weren't so hard to pronounce, he'd be Yngwie Malmsteen by now."
- Chris Collingwood - Fountains of Wayne

"4 stars"

"…an intriguingly bright in verbal color...Listening to "Henning's School for the Dead," I was struck by a simple truth: I like contemporary rock a lot more than I used to....loud or not, intelligible lyrics really are art, and, by the way, there's still a lot to be said for melody." - Daily Hampshire Gazette


***1/2 - "retro sensibilities and comfortable pop songwriting clever imagery and arrangements" - Valley Advocate

"School for the Dead"

"Henning's School for the Dead" is the cleanest piece of pop music to come out of Northampton in a while. While he'd also make it in the lands of R.E.M. and Husker Dü, Ohlenbusch is a model of Western Massachusetts pop... (he) has a penchant for saying things how they really are."
- Chicopee Herald


EP: The Chain CD
LP: The New You
Upcoming Henning Ohlenbusch Solo: LP: Looks Like I'm Tall


Feeling a bit camera shy


Favorites of the International Pop Overthrow as recently heard on MTV's Made and on National Public Radio's Open Mic.

A guy named Henning (that's his first name) writes and sings the songs in School for the Dead. That's primarily what one needs to know about this band. In fact, Henning, just recently won the WRSI (one of Rollingstone's Top 10 Radio Stations) Singer Songwriter Contest. Yay.

Members of School for the Dead have been in bands with and/or recorded with such luminaries as Pedro The Lion, Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion), Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), Lloyd Cole, Joe Pernice (Scud Mountains Boys, The Pernice Brothers) and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger.

School for the Dead has shared the stage with Jane Siberry, Evan Dando, Robyn Hitchcock, Freedy Johnston, Mates of State, Of Montreal, J. Mascis, Fountains of Wayne, Martin Sexton, and Ivy among many others.