Since forming in late 2011, theObvious has risen to the top of the Abilene music scene very quickly; winning their hometown Battle of the Bands in 2013, landing sponsorships from both Imperial Cymbals and 151 Vapes vapor lounge, releasing their debut album Something Different in October 2013, and sharing the stage with national acts such as Red, Disciple, Close Your Eyes, Sick Puppies, Redlight King, Adrenaline Mob, Straight Line Stitch, Full Devil Jacket, Afroman, Islander, Nothing More, Hurt, The Sword, Otherwise, Icon for Hire, Thousand Foot Krutch, and will be opening for Nonpoint and 36 Crazyfists in April 2015. The band will be entering the studio in late March 2015 to record their second album which is expected to release later the same year followed by touring around Texas and Oklahoma.
The future is looking bigger and brighter by the day for Abilene's theObvious. Their unique blend of metal, rock, funk, jazz, pop, and progressive influences shines through and personifies their music and is what makes this band so dynamic while still managing to keep things accessible and solid. The funky bass compliments the wild groove-centric drumming, which in turn compliments the versatile guitar styles ranging from sludgy and djenty to jazzy and ambient, and the diverse music created by this makes a stunning canvas for the haunting melodies and aggressive screams that the vocals paint across the aural spectrum. theObvious is definitely a one of a kind sound and experience.