Lamont “Bim” Thomas is Cleveland, Ohio’s most prolific musician. I honestly don’t know if the man sleeps. Bim has released music as Obnox, and has also collaborated with other musicians on such esteemed projects as Bassholes, and This Moment in Black History. On March 3rd, 12XU will be dropping his latest blazing effort which is a collab with two Austin musicians; Tom Triplett and Orville Neeley of OBN III’s. I’m not going to make this a fluff piece, people. I’m going to tell you motherfuckers how it is. Bim is one of the most slept on musicians in the world. You won’t find him playing Coachella or even Austin’s Psych Fest. Perhaps it’s because he lives in Cleveland? Fuck that! He cut his teeth paying dues in Columbus. The soil surrounding Ohio State breeds winners, dammit. Bim has even recorded a warped, demented version of “Hang on Sloopy” that sounds like he’s shoving a guitar up Urban Meyer’s ass. Your fat, football loving, couchbound uncle would be proud. But who gives a shit about him, right? This is true underground music. The stuff kids these days pretend to make. Bim is a shiny Rolex, while these other jagoffs are a knockoff sold to you on the streets of New York City. You can fool some people but ya can’t fool me. I’m going to campaign, yell, kick and scream ’til Bim is living in a mansion, pissing expensive champagne, and playing in front of thousands of adoring fans on the regular. Will this ever happen? I don’t know. What I do know is that you should listen to the track below and pass it around quicker than scabies at a punk house.
-Matt G