The Obvious

The Obvious

 Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
BandRockPunk

The Obvious are into pushing the envelope and pressing our luck. Our unique brand of melodic, filthy, sweaty and intelligent scathing Foxcore punk regularly leave the audience quite literally begging for more. Hear, see, and feel the rebirth of Rock & Roll when you experience this essential band.

Biography

If you're a saint with the heart of a sinner, The Obvious has got your salvation right here. Armed with their signature brand of damned, dirty, gravel-slinging, sing-along Rock, the band has been steadily collecting converts with its frothing live show-- a sight which burns with the energy of tent-revival healing. The unique mash up of dark humor, social commentary, and the artful ripping off of the right 70's punk and 90's alternative influences all combine to produce a unique sound praised by Indie Rock champions near and far, including Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls. Steinkopf recorded the foursome at the Souls’ own Little Eden Studios in Spring of 2010, and he praises The Obvious for their fervent energy, crafted songwriting, and watertight musicianship: “Angie has a Devil inside. The Obvious are exactly what rock and roll needs at this moment, and this band is absolutely on FIRE”. The band recently released a sophomore effort, “Maybe She’s Bored With It” also recorded by Steinkopf in April 2012.

The band's current and final outfit features the impeccable musicianship of Rob Blake, a veteran of the north east’s regional music scene, who wails with abandon on drums, and the dangerously accurate Mike Smith on rounds it out on bass. A tireless commitment to regional domination keeps The Obvious very busy these days. Find out why soon in a town near you.

Discography

"Bringing Wreck"/ Released July 2010
Tracks played / in rotation on WBJB FM 90.5 The Night, WRSU FM 88.7 Rutgers Radio, WMCX FM 88.9, Monmouth University Radio, WXPK 107.1 THE PEAK

"Maybe She's Bored With It"/ Released April 2012
Tracks played/ in rotation on WBJB FM 90.5 The Night, WRSU FM 88.7 Rutgers Radio, WMCX FM 88.9, Monmouth University Radio, WXPK 107.1 THE PEAK

Set List

The Obvious are team players. We appreciate the opportunity to play with other talented acts, and like to be cooperative about set times. When opening for other acts, we usually have a 35 minute set. When we headline, we play for about 60 minutes. A 35 minute set includes about 10 songs, and a 60 minute set includes about 18 songs.