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Sohrab Habibion, who if you’re old like me might remember from the D.C. band Edsel, is playing Friday night at Comet Ping-Pong with his new band Obits. Obits, which also features Rick Froberg from Drive Like Jehu, seems to triangulate between Sonic Youth, the Fall, and Dick Dale if the tracks on the band’s MySpace page are any indication. Edsel has a surprising presence on the Web for a band that broke up in 1997—a respectable Web site, plus a MySpace page with a bunch of friends that are similar local indie-rock ghosts: Shudder to Think, Velocity Girl, Chisel.

Hey, go see Obits! (Just like Jason told you to last week!) And listen to a little Edsel here!
Edsel, “Feeder” (1990)
Edsel, “Port Wood Finish” (1995)