Melbourne, Australia’s Oh Pep! have now released their new album I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… via ATO Records. Last week, NPR shared an advance stream of the album. “‘I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…’ not only creates a rare space for nuance, but does so with artful, dance-worthy tracks,” says NPR. Today the band also release a new video for their track “Truths.”
I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… marks the follow up to Oh Pep!’s critically acclaimed debut Stadium Cake. The return at once captures their spirit, their curiosity, their imminent likability. Throughout, the new LP thoughtfully explores the melody-rich expanse between indie pop and alt-folk, while coming of age and seeing the world. The duo burst first onto the scene with with a series of EP’s that caught the attention of legendary artists and critics alike. NPR called them “thoughtful, deep, funny, and poetic,” and appearance “Tiny Desk” netted them a dedicated and passionate audience stateside that has continued to grow. The New York Times marveled at how adept they were at “sharing a melody that’s both angular and affectionate.”
Since meeting at a performing arts school in Melbourne, Liv and Pep have wowed audiences with their virtuosity as instrumentalists but it’s their storytelling that has won over the hearts of their fans. Being thrust into a life of touring the world after Stadium Cake only gave them a wider pool to net these tales – the people they’ve met and the wonder they’ve felt seeing the world make up the vignettes on I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You…
Oh Pep! kicked off their U.S. tour last week, playing shows in SF and LA. The tour, which will continue later this week, includes both headlining dates and dates supporting Gregory Alan Isakov and Middle Kids. Oh Pep! will play headlining dates at World Cafe Live in Philly, U Street Music Hall in DC and Rough Trade in Brooklyn and more. The band returns for a full U.S. run of dates beginning in late February. Full tour dates below.
I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… is available on all platforms today.