Published Oct 16, 2013According to Dead Obies' press materials, the six-member Montreal hip-hop crew employ a "clever Frenglish" style, which they will showcase this fall with their official debut album. Montréal $ud is due out digitally on November 12 through Bonsound, with a vinyl release to follow.
The album comes in the wake of the band's 2012 mixtape Collation Vol. 1. The new full-length was recorded over three sessions between this spring and summer. A press release notes that the material stylistically draws on hip-hop, soul and electro.
The 17 tracks are apparently "lyrically composed of joual, slang and Creole patois," and they "chronicle the proverbial stations of the cross by six young Jesus figures (MCs Snail Kid, 20some, Yes Mccan, O.G. BEAR, RCA and producer VNCE) as they travel from the suburbs (Montréal-Sud, Longueuil's original name) to the big city."
The album cover is above, and Dead Obies' tour schedule below. The itinerary currently includes a few Quebec shows in the coming months, plus a gig next May.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to watch a kung-fu-themed video for the manically aggressive album closer "Tony Hawk." The video was unveiled back in June. A French language making-of trailer about the album is also below.
11/13 Montreal, QC - Cabaret du Mile-End
12/05 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
12/06 Chicoutimi, QC - Le Sous-Bois
12/12 Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville, QC - Bar Le Cha Cha
05/17 Terrebonne, QC - Moulin Neuf