After releasing a number of EPs and singles on electronic buzz labels Ghostly International, Moodgadget and Klopfgeist, Boston-based producer André Obin has announced his highly-antipicated debut LP.
The album is entitled The Arsonist, and will be released March 19 on Sky Council Recordings. André Obin’s new single shares the album’s name, and can be heard over at The FADER.
About André Obin:
American synth pop artist and producer, André Obin debuted on the world circuit in 2008 with his highly acclaimed EP ColorWheel. Obin Followed with a series of celebrated EP’s on Brooklyn’s Moodgadget, and European buzz labels Trouw Amsterdam, Mina and Klopfgeist. Extensive touring throughout Europe in support of these releases resulted in a loyal fan base abroad and growing following in the U.S.
Noted for his unique on stage fusion of organic instrumentation and synth craft, Obin’s passionate live performances caught the attention of such luminaries as Matthew Dear, M83 and Washed Out, all of whom tapped André to open for them. Additional touring saw Obin coupled with the Ghostly International camp standouts, Com Truise, Beacon andTycho. His impressive roadwork and dance cult fame earned Obin “2011 Electronic Producer of the Year” by the Boston Phoenix followed by “2012 Electronic Performer of the Year” at his hometown Boston Music Awards. André promptly followed these accolades up with another series of shows in Europe.
Returning from Germany and Holland in the fall of 2012, Obin turned his focus to creating his first proper full-length LP. In September he signed with NYC’s Sky Council Recordings (headed up by acclaimed artist / producer T.H. White) and spent time in both his own and the Sky Council studios building out several brand new tracks and re-works of previously hard to find singles to amass a fresh new offering titled The Arsonist. This collection of songs is a powerful display of André’s emotional songwriting and global dance floor ready grooves that evoke a personal blend of Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine and Ultravox.
Obin will spend the winter of 2013 on a cross U.S. tour, stopping in Austin for a busy set of shows at this year’s SXSW festival.
03/01 Dusk Providence, RI *#
03/05 Boston, MA – Great Scott *#
03/06 Brooklyn, NY – Matchless *#
03/07 Washington, DC – Desperado’s *#
03/11 Dallas, TX – The Crown & Harp
03/14 Austin, TX – Casa Chapala (SXSW) *#
03/17 Houston, TX – notsuoH *#
03/20 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly *#
03/21 Asheville, NC – Odditorium *#
04/15 Providence, RI – The Spot Underground *#
05/05 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs ^
* = w/ Avoxblue
# = w/ Stereo Telescope
^ = w/ Color Channel, Big Digits, Ruby Ridge
1. Golden Hair
2. Blue Powder
3. The Arsonist
5. Soft Rain