Omni :: Deluxe

Four decades since the dawn of seminal post-punk bands Wire, Television, Pylon, Social Climbers, B-52s and Devo, that stripped down, raw minimalism remains a vastly rich mine - with no group currently striking more gold than Atlanta’s OMNI, via their debut lp, Deluxe. Made up of Carnivores’ Philip Frobos and Billy Mitchell, with Frankie Broyles of Deerhunter, we previously featured the trio’s lead single “Wire,” and now return for closer inspection.

On album opener “Afterlife” and the aforementioned “Wire,” OMNI light a fuse of angular melodies, pulsing guitars, and solemn vocals delivered through a conversational . . .

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