Om

US outfit, OM, are bringing their unique blend of spiritually resonant and essential drone to Australia for a national tour this May…

OM formed in 2003 from the rhythm section of the disbanded Stoner doom metal band, Sleep. With a line-up comprised of Al Cisneros on vocals and bass and Chris Hakius on drums, they released three albums plus singles and EPs on credible labels such as Holy Mountain, Sub Pop and Southern Lord.

Their fourth album, God Is Good (2009) saw Hakius replaced by Emil Amos (Grails, Lilacs and Champagne and Holy Sons) and they followed up the album with their fifth and most recent studio offering, Advaitic Songs in 2012, which also saw multi-instrumentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens join the band full-time (previously of 90 Day Men and a vocal contributor to black metal band, Twilight).

God is Good and the five-song suite Advaitic Songs were both released via the record label, Drag City. Where God is Good was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for OM, Advaitic Songs decimated whatever drone-doom genre that had been hoisted at the band in years past by way of sheer imagination, expansive quality, and the meticulously detailed arrangements. For a band that has continually followed its own course and stood alone in its sound and approach, Advaitic Songs is the band’s most focused, progressive record to date.

As blog, Obelisk stated: “OM have shed the minimalism that was so much a marker of their earliest work in favour of a richly atmospheric psychedelia that is, among other things, entirely their own sonically. Simply put, there isn’t another band that sounds like OM does”.

Catch them playing around the country on:

Tuesday May 7 – Jive, Adelaide
With Sparkspitter and Rendezvous with Rama
Tickets on sale from Moshtix

Wednesday May 8 – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
With Ghost Notes and Andrew Tuttle
Tickets on sale from lifeisnoise.com, the venue and Oztix

Thursday May 9 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney
With Dead China Doll and Lyyar
Tickets on sale from lifeisnoise.com, the venue and Oztix

Friday May 10 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
With Fourteen Nights at Sea, Dead River and ASSAD
Tickets on sale from lifeisnoise.com, the venue and Oztix

Saturday May 11 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
With Daramad, Mt. Mountain and Craig McElhinney
Tickets on sale from lifeisnoise.com, Heatseeker, the venue and Oztix

Tickets on sale here — http://tickets.lifeisnoise.com/

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