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About the ArtistArmed with infectious melodies and inventive, quirky lyrics, singer/songwriter Anthony Nigro formed the band while attending school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where the Osgoods performed as a trio and recorded 1999's Assistant Manager EP before relocating to Los Angeles in 2001.
For their first full-length effort, the trio effectively mixed lush vocal harmonies and pop hooks with a raw production style. Automatic Do-Over, was released in 2002 and was very well received by fans and critics alike.
Accompanied by new drummer, Dan Hull, the band then began work on material for Smother & Shrink. Released in late 2006, it is the trio's most ambitious effort to date. The record features fan-favorites, Steady and You Made It Easy (2006 International Songwriting Competition finalist & 2007 semi-finalist) among other great tracks.
A final line-up change that same year welcomed bass player and skilled backing vocalist Chris Evans into the fold. The result is a rock-solid rhythm section that rounds out the Osgoods sound and contributes to the group's knack for charming audiences with their distinct brand of agitated pop.
The band has been most recently featured or heard on KillRadio.org, The Ruben Blades Show, Cal State Long Beach Radio, KAMP Radio (Tucson), 87.7 FM (UK), EmergingArtists.com, Westside Will Radio, and within the pages New Music Weekly, Amplifier Magazine and others.
Reached 13th in Best of Rock chart in 2016. In the top 20 for 4 weeks.
November 2008 Modern Rock
Reached 82nd in Best of Pop chart in 2015. In the top 100 for 2 weeks.
Reached 76th in Best of Rock chart in 2015. In the top 100 for 1 week.
Top 10 in Indie Rock , November 2015
Top 10 in Rock, July 2014
February 2009 Alt. Rock
October 2008 RedGorilla Music Fest
July 2008 Rock
July 2008 Indie Pop
June 2008 Alt. Rock
April 2008 CMJ
April 2008 Experimental
May 2010 Judging Excellence
November 2008 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Indie Rock , December 2015
Top 40 in Rock, November 2015
Top 40 in Rock, March 2014
Top 40 in Indie Pop, March 2014
Aotomatic Do-over (album review)
by The Osgoods hybridize a hothouse of influences, with delightful results. Predominant is a bouncy Britpop strut (originated by the Small Faces, popularized by T Rex, Bowie and Queen, and heard more...
Live review - Los Angeles
by The lofty, cramped soapbox-ish stage at The Joint is an interesting challenge for bands who play there; it's a wonder bands can comfortably fork out great music. Saturday night the Osgoods...
Smother & Shrink (album review)
by Within the confines of your traditional power trio, Osgoods (viz. Anthony Nigro on vocals/guitars, Dan Hull on drums/percussion and David Jurs on bass) contrive to cover much sonic ground on this...