Mobley - Young & Dying In The Occident Supreme
Mobley is known for his electric one-man performances that get everyone in hearing distance on their feet. In 2018 after a whirlwind stretch of doing just that; festival plays at Lollapalooza and ACL, opening slots for Cold War Kids and Bishop Briggs, Mobley booked a trip to Thailand to take a break.
The break did not last long! After purchasing a knockoff Telecaster in Bangkok on his first day in the country, he began working on new music. Mobley wrote the record as a sonic critique of Western supremacy, a theme he felt even more urgently while not in the United States. He recorded the majority of the guitar lines in an apartment on a remote island in the Gulf of Thailand, then, in one last moment of inspiration, gifted the instrument to a local cab driver he’d befriended.
Back in the U.S., Mobley’s home recording studio awaited, as well as an arsenal of instruments, from piano to trumpet to glockenspiel. It was there that Mobley built out the lush production that characterizes the record.
The record glides between musical idioms with all the ease. Whether he’s cribbing Ennio Morricone, keening over a psychedelic gallop, or indulging in a futuristic art rock strut, Mobley cuts the figure of an artist in command of his powers.
Release Date: February 19, 2021
Vinyl: 180g white vinyl
- You Are Not The Hero Of This Story
- James Crow
- Nobody’s Favourite
- Dreams Of Empire
- Lost Boys / Occidental Death
- You Are Not The Hero Of This Story (Instrumental)
- James Crow (Instrumental)
- Nobody’s Favourite (Instrumental)
- Dreams Of Empire (Instrumental)
- Mate (Instrumental)
- Lost Boys / Occidental Death (Instrumental)