Exploded View, the international project of Welsh-bred, Berlin-based Annika Henderson, and Mexico City-based Hugo Quezada (Robota) and Martin Thulin (Crocodiles), return with their second album Obey, which is set for release September 28th via Sacred Bones. The first single from the record "Raven Raven" is streaming online now.

Commenting on the hypotonic, spooky new single Exploded View said, “Ever felt like someone is watching your every move? Your every twitch, your every sneeze? Stare back into the face of observation. Never give in to external control. You can break this.”



Leaving behind their live recording process and now a tight three-piece, Exploded View strike a special balance between precise and wild, unshackled and grounded, groovy and unhinged. They have a knack for making the esoteric feel accessible and crafting pop music out of seemingly raw consciousness. This ability to make beautiful music that feels written beyond the veil is at the heart of what makes Exploded View so captivating, and it’s on full display all over Obey. Recorded in Mexico City, the album feels like a liberation of creative impulses and expression allowing the band to reach more mature sonic territories.

Obey flows like a dream sequence with the aptly titled “Lullaby” opening the album; it slowly lures the listener into a lucid state, preparing them for the journey to come. The ten apocalyptic, yet soothing songs encompass all the classic dream motifs: intrigue, danger, ecstasy, hard to place, yet primordial visions, and a constant sense of movement.

US tour:
Fri. Oct. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Nasher Sculpture
Sat. Oct. 20 - Austin, TX @ The Parish
Mon. Oct. 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Congress
Wed. Oct. 24 - San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop
Thu. Oct. 25 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Fri. Oct. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sun. Oct. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Mon. Oct. 29 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studio
Tue. Oct. 30 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
Wed. Oct. 31 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Thu. Nov. 1 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Fri. Nov. 2 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxxx Fluxxx
Sat. Nov. 3 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Mon. Nov. 5 - Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa
Tue. Nov. 6 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
Thu. Nov. 8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Fri. Nov. 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilMOCA
Sat. Nov. 10 - Norfolk, VA @ Charlies American Cafe
Sun. Nov. 11 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon. Nov. 12 - Harrisburg, PA @ The Cathedral Room

Obey tracklist:
1. Lullaby
2. Open Road
3. Dark Stains
4. Gone Tomorrow
5. Obey
6. Sleepers
7. Letting Go Of Childhood Dreams
8. Raven Raven
9. Come On Honey
10. Rant