Omni finds synergy in ‘70s post-punk and modern pop craftsmanship to create a chaotic, compelling debut. See them at Mississippi Studios on March 27.
These guys are rad. Although, it seems it is mostly this one guy who goes by the name of Peter Lawrie-Winfield. It’s not a cool name, so his friends call him “Pete.” That is the least interesting thing about him. So, let’s get on with the article.
What if I told you, he associates with the likes of Run The Jewels, Lorde and a guy named Homeboy Sandman (not the transient guy you see in the park feeding ducks Lime-a-Ritas). Also, Pete plays in an electronic collective that produces music with layers like a slice of tiramisu in a David Lynch film; it’s a little confusing at first, but you’re pretty sure you like it.
I digressed. Sorry. The point I’m making is: you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. This guy Pete has to be the coolest motherfucker on the planet if he is simultaneously hanging out with a legitimate hip-hop badass like Killer Mike, who writes songs about having his dick sucked on all day (his words, not mine) by what I can only assume is a very nice girl, all the while making Lorde’s prom date very jealous.
Don’t believe me? Please reference “Revolution Indifference” featuring Killer Mike and El-P on UTRB’s album A Lesson Unlearnt which came out this year. Then, review Lorde’s tour dates in 2013. You’ll notice Pete ‘n’ the gang supporting ‘er. You are a mathematician and know it’s no longer 2013. Clever. Research Killer Mike and El-P’s “Job Well Done” in 2013 featuring Mr. Lawrie-Winfield. Please note in 2013 Lorde was seventeen, i.e. prom age, so let your imagination do the rest because it’s not libel if I don’t write it.
UTRB creates an artistic blend of hip-hop, pop and indie alternative. The band has the temporal instincts of Girl Talk and at times has the textural craftsmanship of Trent Reznor. Of course Peter Lawrie-Winfield sounds like the coolest motherfucker on the planet. Maybe. You’ll see. »
– Billy Dye