This Week’s Model — Omni, “Courtesy Call”


Hailing from Atlanta, the band Omni plays in a style that leaves me fairly helpless. In the most succinct description, Omni plays post-punk, placing their retro sound quite squarely in the chronological territory that loomed very large — and was just past contemporary — when I went through my formative experience in college radio. The trio’s new single, “Courtesy Call,” sounds to me like something Television might have come up with if they’d gone straight from the final mixing sessions for Marquee Moon to see an upstart band call the Fall play live and collectively said, “Let’s try to incorporate some of that jaggedness on whatever we do next.”

The new album from Omni, Networker, releases on November 1, 2019.

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