Sunday, November 22, 2009

CD Review: Oh My God Undoes "The Night"

After 10 years, 4 albums and 1 EP, the band Oh My God are hitting their stride. The band performs over 140 shows a year and it shows by how tight the band plays as a unit. Their new album "The Night Undoes The Work Of The Day" was produced by Jim Tullio (John Martyn, Rick Danko, Steve Goodman, Mavis Staples) and was released in September on Split Red Records.

Right from the album's lead off song, "My Prayer", you hear the wonderful harmonizing between the band members. The tempo shift for the chorus of "I Don't Think It's So Funny (How Time Slips Away)" and that is what makes this tune the stand-out song on the album. Oh My God performs an up-tempo, almost punk, cover of The Fixx's "One Thing Leads To Another". They also add some '80s style keyboards for good measure. The band shows their softer, gentler side on the ballad "My Juliet". "My Own Adventure" starts off with a 'Beat It' style drumbeat before lead singer Billy O'Neil's vocals and keyboardist ig makes the song an original. The chorus of "Baby, Dream" catches you off-guard with it's sing-along chorus. The song-writing really shines through on the album's closer "Strangers On A Train".

The band toured heavily in September and October. After a month-long break, the band will be back on the road performing a few dates in December. Their new album is available from itunes and from the band's website. For more information please visit the band's website

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