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Omni shows post-punk and new wave allegiance with 'Wire'

Omni hosts a Deluxe album listening party Fri., July 8, in the Brig at Argosy.

OMNI: Frankie Broyles (from left), Billy Mitchell, and Philip Frobos.
Photo credit: Brock Scott

Post-punk trio Omni has risen like a phoenix over the last year. Featuring guitarist Frankie Broyles (ex-Balkans and Deerhunter), bass player Philip Frobos (ex-Carnivores), and drummer and regular Crib Notes contributor Billy Mitchell (ex-Carnivores and the Back Pockets), the group brings little allegiance to each member's former glories. Omni's sound fits loosely alongside Atlanta’s long lineage of garage-based punk and rock ’n’ roll, but the group has more in common with late ’70s and early ’80s new wave; bands such as Devo, Pylon, Television, and Magazine all come to mind when sorting through Omni's tangible musical complexities.

Omni is set to release its debut LP, Deluxe, on July 8 via Chicago-based label Trouble in Mind. In the meantime, the group has shared a video for the album's second single, “Wire." Directed by singer and guitarist Broyles, the combination of vintage digital technologies and quick VHS camcorder cuts cements the band’s aesthetic in place. Press play below.

Omni hosts a Deluxe album listening party Fri., July 8, in the Brig at Argosy. Free. 9 p.m. 470 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. 404-577-0407.




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