Trans and Queer Hardcore Band, The Obvious Tells, Unleashes Relentless Manifesto The Obvious Tells
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

“EVERYBODY DIES” by The Obvious Tells is a relentless hardcore punk manifesto, infused with raw emotion and unapologetic authenticity, serving as both a celebration of identity and a rallying cry for solidarity.

The Obvious Tells' latest EP, "EVERYBODY DIES," stands as anthems of unapologetic expression and unyielding authenticity. Set to unleash its fury on March 11th, this Burlington-based hardcore punk outfit led by the indomitable Jessica Amelia promises a sonic experience that transcends boundaries and defies conventions.

In the cacophony of today's music scene, The Obvious Tells emerge as a beacon of raw energy and unfiltered emotion. With their upcoming release marking their third EP in just seven months, the band showcases an unparalleled dedication to their craft and a fearless commitment to their message.

At the heart of "EVERYBODY DIES" lies an unapologetic celebration of identity and resistance. Jessica Amelia, the driving force behind The Obvious Tells, boldly embraces her trans and queer identity, infusing each track with a poignant sense of personal narrative and collective struggle. As the EP's release coincides with Jessica's own gender confirmation surgery, the music takes on an even deeper resonance, serving as both a declaration of selfhood and a rallying cry for solidarity.

Clocking in at just over thirteen minutes, "EVERYBODY DIES" wastes no time in delivering its sonic onslaught. From blistering d-beat rhythms to gut-wrenching breakdowns, each track pulsates with an urgency that demands to be heard. Lyrically, the EP traverses a spectrum of themes, from the DIY ethos to the everyday challenges faced by transgender individuals navigating a hostile world. Yet amidst the chaos, there remains a thread of defiant hope, a refusal to succumb to despair in the face of adversity.

What sets The Obvious Tells apart is not just their ferocious sound, but their unwavering commitment to authenticity. With previous releases earning acclaim for their fearless approach to punk expression, "EVERYBODY DIES" promises to push the boundaries even further. As fans eagerly await its arrival, one thing is certain: this is not just music, but a manifesto for the marginalized, a battle cry for the disenfranchised.

In a world consumed by noise, The Obvious Tells rise above the clamor, their music a clarion call for justice and liberation. With "EVERYBODY DIES," they invite us to bear witness to the power of punk rock in its purest form—an unrelenting force that refuses to be silenced. So mark your calendars, crank up the volume, and prepare to be swept away by the sheer brilliance of The Obvious Tells.

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