"I've been in several bands and, generally, a band breaks up and does something different," Froberg explains. "John and I are both into doing something new. But, basically, the Night Marchers is like Hot Snakes without me, which is kinda funny!" Along with Edsel's Sohrab Habibion, Froberg had a particular goal assembling Obits. Word of mouth helped a seven-inch sell out quickly while the band completed their new, super-charged, Sub Pop full-length, I Blame You.
"We wanted to concentrate more on songwriting itself," Froberg says. "The first thing I heard that made me want to play music was like Sonic Youth's 'Brother James.' I thought 'Oh wow, this speaks to me, and I could conceivably do this.' I don't want to say that Obits is a regressive thing but we're trying to not just base it around guitar textures or riffs; we're trying to actually write some songs. That's a new challenge."
With guarded sentiment, Froberg acknowledges his previous beloved bands may have died prematurely and hopes a different fate awaits Obits. "I'd like this band to have a little more longevity," he says. "Since we're getting older maybe we can grow old into this music. We'll see.