Announce new album 'Fantasize Your Ghost', out June 5th, via Joyful Noise Recordings and share lead single & video "3 2 4 3"
Ohmme - the Chicago-based band of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart - will release their new album, Fantasize Your Ghost, on June 5th via Joyful Noise Recordings, and share their
lead single and video, “3 2 4 3.”
“3 2 4 3” tackles the terrifying realisation of needing to make a change.
The song opens with the two singing in transfixing harmony, "Looked in the mirror the other day / Caught my reflection / My mouth had moved a different way / The muscles were straining."
Their deft scene-setting and the way their disparate voices blend together heightens the song's inherent anxiety.
Its accompanying video, filmed in Mexico City and directed by Alejandra Villalba García, features the pair.
"Sima and Macie explained to me that the song was about seeing the landscape/neighborhood change in front of your eyes even though you don't want it to change,” says García.
“I thought that the first half of the video should be about them staying still trying to resist change as the scenery around them changes quickly.
The tall dark figure represents change and how it keeps getting closer to them until there's no escape. When they fight with another version of themselves, the newer versions are the ones that win because they
Fantasize Your Ghost is the stunning and muscular follow-up to their 2018 debut Parts. Following intensive tours with acts like Wilco, Iron & Wine, Twin Peaks, and more, Fantasize Your Ghost is the direct result of the band spending more time on the road than in Chicago.
It’s deeply concerned with questions of the self, the future, and what home means when you're travelling all the time.
Early sketches of Fantasize Your Ghost's tracklist were demoed at Sam Evian's Flying Cloud Studios in upstate New York through intensely collaborative and open sessions.
The album was recorded over a six day session in August 2019 when the band decamped to the Post Farm in southern Wisconsin, where Cunningham runs a yearly DIY music festival.
With indie rock journeyman producer Chris Cohen and the idyllic setting just outside Chicago,
the songs came to vibrant life.
Though Parts showcased their wildly burgeoning influences and talents, Fantasize Your Ghost captures the astounding magnetism and ferocity of their live show.
At times they reference simpler times, like summertime hotdogs and wandering the city, and in others, they are explosive, dystopian dance rockers. It encapsulates the thrilling and sometimes terrifying joy of moving forward even if you don't know where you're going.
It's an album that asks necessary questions: When life demands a crossroads, what version of yourself are you going to pursue? What part of yourself will you feed and let flourish and
what do you have to let go of? When they sing, "Just walk out the door and / Don’t tell them goodbye" it's drastic but also exhilaratingly hopeful.
This is a record of strength, of best friends believing in each other. Unapologetic and brave, Ohmme are ready to figure it all out together.
Wed. March 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (duo) *
Thu. March 5 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry (duo) *
Fri. March 6 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
Sat. March 7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
Fri. March 13 - Columbus, OH @ Melted Music Festival
Sat. March 14 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout - SXSW Send-Off
Mon. March 16 - Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone Cafe
Wed. March 18 - Austin, TX @ Drafting Room (PMA) - SXSW
Thu. March 19 - Austin, TX @ Container Bar (Dr. Martens) - SXSW
Fri. March 20 - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (Ground Control) - SXSW
Fri. March 20 - Austin, TX @ 2300 Coronado St. (Radio Milk Fest) - SXSW
Fri. March 20 - Austin, TX @ Flitch Coffee (Flitch Fest) - SXSW
Sat. March 21 - Austin, TX @ Kinda Tropical (GET A GRIP) - SXSW
Sat. March 21 - Austin, TX @ Handlebar (Tiger Bomb) - SXSW
Sun. March 22 - Dripping Springs, TX @ Chill Phases
Tue. March 24 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater %
Wed. March 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court %
Thu. March 26 - Fri. March 27 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
Fri. April 3 - Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
Fri. April 10 - Detroit, MI @ Jam Handy &
Sat. April 11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater &
Tue. April 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer &
Wed. April 15 - Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts &
Fri. April 17 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre &
Sun. April 19 - Allentown, PA @ Muhlenberg College
Mon. April 20 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
Tue. April 21 - Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
Thu. April 23 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club &
Fri. April 24 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom &
Sat. April 25 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge &
Sun. April 26 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West &
Mon. April 27 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn &
Wed. April 29 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Mid City Ballroom &
Thu. April 30 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar &
Fri. May 1 - Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall &
Sat. May 2 - Austin, TX @ Scholz Garten &
Thu. May 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe &
Fri. May 22 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre &
Fri. June 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon - Record Release Show
Sat. June 6 - Oakland, CA @ Crystal Cavern
Sun. June 7 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at The Catalyst
Mon. June 8 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Tue. June 9 - Sisters, OR @ The Suttle Lodge
Thu. June 11 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Fri. June 12 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sat. June 13 - Spokane, WA @ Lucky You (Upstairs)
Sun. June 14 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Tue. June 16 - Bolinas, CA @ Farm Stand
*= w/ Wye Oak
&= w/ Waxahatchee
%= w/ Vundabar
B I Z Z A R R E
Ohmme - 3 2 4 3
OHMME – Fantasize Your Ghost