more from
Full Time Hobby

Curve of Earth

by Ohtis

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7.99 GBP  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black vinyl with printed inner sleeve & download code + limited edition Ohtis sticker (whilst stocks last).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Curve of Earth via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 4 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £20 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The new album Curve of Earth with Runnin / Settling 7" at a special bundle price. Includes limited edition Ohtis sticker (whilst stocks last).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Curve of Earth via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £23.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Include lyric booklet and limited edition Ohtis sticker (whilst stocks last).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Curve of Earth via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7.99 GBP or more 

     

1.
2.
Runnin 04:21
3.
4.
Rehab 04:46
5.
Black Blood 03:17
6.
Diggin 04:55
7.
8.

about

The beautifully dark country-Americana and vivid lyricism on Curve of Earth is a fitting introduction to songwriter Sam Swinson's autobiographical journey through indoctrination and addiction; an endlessly inviting confession from his past battles with substance abuse, and the religious demons lingering from his upbringing in a fundamentalist evangelical cult.

Ohtis originally formed when Swinson and co-founder Adam Pressley were sophomores at high school in Normal, Illinois. They self-released their first material on small run CD-Rs while still teenagers, primarily to a local audience. Their partnership has defined Ohtis, accompanied by a revolving cast of local musicians joining the live act over the years, including re-joining mainstay member and multi-instrumentalist Nate Hahn.

At times unbearably sparse, at others lush, Curve of Earth is a brutal yet alluring creative achievement. “The songs happen spontaneously,” Sam explains. “I like to do it that way. The songs have been around for so long, and they weren’t intended to be on a record, but they kind of seemed to follow my life as it was happening. All those songs felt like they would fit with each other on an album.”

The links that run through Ohtis’ songwriting reflect the bonds in the project itself; driven apart by addiction, they were pulled together by music, made stronger by their experiences. “Adam is like a brother to me,” insists the singer. “We’ve been through a lot together. And Nate too. He’s been through equally as much, he’s been playing with us for a really long time, and he was right in the thick of the worst of it. We’ve all been through a lot together.”

The links that run through Ohtis’ songwriting reflect the bonds in the project itself; driven apart by addiction, they were pulled together by music, made stronger by their experiences. “Adam is like a brother to me,” insists the singer. “We’ve been through a lot together. And Nate too. He’s been through equally as much, he’s been playing with us for a really long time, and he was right in the thick of the worst of it. We’ve all been through a lot together.”

This weight of experience is what gives Curve of Earth its incredible power. Beguiling, entrancing, yet unrelentingly honest, it maintains a powerful hold on the listener long after the final note fades. “I would hope it’s helpful for people,” Sam states. “The conversation about addiction, it’s like any other mental illness society tends to sweep under the rug. Talking openly about it allows people who haven’t been exposed to recovery at all, who are still afraid and in denial and worried about the stigma, to transcend the shame keeping us sick.”

Curve of Earth is a beautiful, shocking, deeply emotional experience, informed by Sam’s issues but finding hope in the bleakest moments. “It feels like a long time coming,” he says. “We’re ready.”

credits

released March 29, 2019

Written by Sam Swinson
Arrangement by Adam Pressley
Recorded at A Man Who Lived Studios in Nashville, TN with Greg Peterson, except 1,2,3 and 7 recorded at various locations on handheld provided by Michael Stadelman
Mixed by Collin Dupuis
Mastered by Mike Nolte

Ohtis is Sam Swinson, Adam Pressley, Nate Hahn.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Ohtis Los Angeles, California

Booking
-------------
North America - devin@overrunbooking.com

Europe - ed@freetradeagency.co.uk

PR
----------
US - lisag@grandstandhq.com

UK - Bree@yesplease.fm

ROW - matt@endoftheroadfestival.com

MGMT
------------- matt@endoftheroadfestival.com & simon@endoftheroadfestival.com
... more

contact / help

Contact Ohtis

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Ohtis, you may also like: