Sam O.B. (fka Obey City) Shares New Single, Announce North American Tour

Late last year Brooklyn producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Sam Obey, introduced us to the newest iteration of his musical self; Sam O.B., a project described by the artist as “a truer reflection of [him]self musically and artistically than ever before.” Obey, who has gained notoriety as cofounder of beloved Brooklyn label Astro Nautico and acclaim for his production collaborations with a long list of New York musical talent (from Kelela to Flatbush Zombies, Zebra Katz to Olga Bell), showcases a side of him most are not familiar with: the band frontman.

He previously shared the lively, funk and soul inspired cut “Common Ground,” and he returns today with another new track, “Midnight Blue.” NYLON premiered the track this morning, saying it “feels groovy to the core,  as Obey warmly whispers into your ear while the distorted synthesizers and chines bounce around the “cowboy shuffle” of live drums.

‘Midnight Blue’ is a song I starting writing years ago before finally coming back to it. Everything is slightly detuned and pitched to give it this stoned, viscous feeling, which ended up translating into the lyrics. The live drums during the verses breaking into the “cowboy shuffle”, as my engineer Benjamin likes to call it, really helped inject energy and create a stark contrast from the choruses which are drawing you under the surface....sort of like a warped cassette tape fluctuating with speed. Every good song needs a bit of ying & yang after all.
— Sam Obey on the track

Obey also announced today, his first full North American tour as Sam O.B. See dates below.

Tour Dates

6.21 - Club Café - Pittburgh, PA

6.22 - Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI

6.23 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL

6.24 – Daytrotter - Davenport, IA

6.25 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN

6.26 - Handsome Daughter - Winnipeg, MB

6.29 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC

6.30 – Barboza - Seattle, WA

7.01 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR

7.03 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA

7.06 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA

07.07 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ

07.08 - Lowbrow Palace - El Paso, TX

07.11 – Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

07.12 – Neptunes - Raleigh, NC

07.13 – Songbyrd  - Washington, DC

07.14 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA

07.15 – Sunnyvale - Brooklyn, NY