October 09, 2009

Oh My God: The Night Undoes the Work of the Day

The core members of Chicago band Oh My God share a love for soulful rock. Billy O'Neill sounds a lot like Paul Young and organ player Ig can hit the keys of his instrument like a rocker, or caress them to make them purr like a cat. Their new album The Night Undoes the Work of the Day is best described as borderline AOR. They throw in a bit of funk to keep the audience on their toes - which not a problem when you have two guys in the band who can play bass.

The songs are standard AM friendly tunes, with a few notable exceptions. One Thing Leads To Another is a nice uptempo funk rocker with a howling organ and growling guitars, and nice interplay of the vocals and piano on My Own Adventure and Strangers On A Train (which might end up being used during the end titles of a long running soep opera series). Otherwise this album is, as Douglas Adams would say, mostly harmless.

Oh My God:
Billy O'Neill: vocals, bass
Ig: organ, vocals
Danny Yost: drums
Zach Verdoorn: bass, guitar, vocals

Oh My God: The Night Undoes the Work of the Day

The Night Undoes the Work of the Day is released on Split Red Records.

Tracks:
  1. My Own Adventure
  2. My Prayer
  3. Bring Yourself
  4. Baby There's Nothin' Wrong (you just gotta go to work)
  5. I Don't Think It's So Funny (how time slips away)
  6. One Thing Leads To Another
  7. Baby, Dream
  8. My Juliet
  9. I Dare You To Love Me
  10. Strangers On A Train
Live dates:
  • 10/09 Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
  • 10/10 The House, Dekalb, IL
  • 10/16 Howard’s Club H, Bowling Green, OH
  • 10/17 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
  • 10/18 The Basement, Kingston, NY
  • 10/19 The Space, Hamden, CT
  • 10/20 M Room, Philadelphia, PA
  • 10/21 CMJ @ Lit Lounge, NY, NY
  • 10/22 Howler’s Coyote Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 10/23 Mad Hatter, Covington, KY
  • 10/24 Mac’s Bar, Lansing, MI
  • 10/29 Founder’s Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI
  • 10/30 Loading Dock, Traverse City, MI
  • 10/31 University of Michigan, Flint (KIVA), Flint, MI
  • 10/31 Rodney’s Loft, Flint, MI
  • 12/04 Hideout, Chicago, IL

» ohmygodmusic.com
» myspace.com/ohmygod

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