Atlanta-based indie rock/post punk band Omni have announced the release of their fourth studio album ‘Souvenir‘.
The 11-track record will be out on February 16, 2024 via Sub Pop Records, with a North American and UK tour to follow in February and March. Pre-order your copy here.
Inactive during the majority of the pandemic–the longest downtime in their history–the band approached this recording with lots of pent-up energy. Souvenir finds Guitarist Frankie Broyles, singer/bassist Philip Frobos, and drummer Chris Yonker converting their creative fuel into sharp, driving songs that land immediately, sporting chopping riffs, staccato beats, and wiry melodies.
Each track is a compact unit that stands on its own, reflecting the time and place in which it was created. That’s why Omni called the album Souvenir: it’s a collection of audio objects, a stash of musical miniatures. Think of it as a family photo album, a binder of rare playing cards, a shoebox holding precious gems.
The band have also shared the album’s lead single, “Exacto,” and its accompanying video directed by Zach Pyles, concept by Frankie Broyles, Chris Yonker, and Zach Pyles.
Speaking about it, they say:
“Exacto was born from a fruitful writing session one night at our main getaway in Vienna, GA. The power in the guitar leads and rhythm were immediately conjured. Lyrics and melodies were written in the back of a van in Sacramento, thinking of being left on the shelf, imagining the odd things people do for attention from people they love and strangers alike.”
The precision and clarity of Souvenir comes from some new Omni developments. For one, this is their first album with Yonker as their full-time drummer, and his forceful playing adds exclamation points to every pointed moment on Souvenir. In addition, the trio worked with Atlanta-based engineer Kristofer Sampson for the first time, who pushed the band to a higher degree of power, with Frobos’s vocals more upfront in his pulsing mix and the rest of the music leaping out of the speakers.
Check out “Exacto” below, followed by the album’s artwork and tracklist.
Omni ‘Souvenir’ Tracklisting:
- Plastic Pyramid
- Common Mistakes
- INTL Waters
- Double Negative
- Granite Kiss
- To Be Rude
Omni 2024 Tour Dates
Sat. Feb. 24 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL
Tue. Feb. 27 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
Wed. Feb. 28 – Washington, DC – Songbryd
Thu. Feb. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
Fri. Mar. 01 – Kingston, NY – Tubby’s
Sat. Mar. 02 – Queens, NY – TV Eye
Mon. Mar. 04 – Boston, MA – The Rockwell
Tue. Mar. 05 – Winooski, VT – Monkey House
Wed. Mar. 06 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
Thu. Mar. 07 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
Fri. Mar. 08 – Cleveland, OH –
Sat. Mar. 09- Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
Mon. Mar. 15 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
United Kingdom & Europe
Thu. Apr. 10 – Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store
Fri. Apr. 11 – Bristol, UK – Strange Brew
Sat. Apr. 12 – Falmouth, UK – Cornish Bank
Mon. Apr. 14 – Dublin, IE – Workman’s Cellar
Tue. Apr. 15 – Glasgow, UK – Hug & Pint
Wed. Apr. 16 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Thu. Apr.. 17 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Fri. Apr. 18 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
Sat. Apr. 19 – Margate, UK – Where Else?
Sun. Apr. 20 – London, UK – Moth Club
Photo credit: Gem Hale