The Safes Debut Video For “On Top”

The Safes debut new video for "On Top"
The Safes "On Top"

Brothers O’Malley are The Safes and their new album, Winning Combination, is a major progression for the band. Diving into new musical territory and building on being a band of siblings, quite literally. For this album The Safes have done something remarkable and truly special, enlisting an orchestra consisting of their very talented nieces, nephews and cousins. The band has shared a fine new video for “On Top.” When time has come to getting that sound on tape, the brothers kept the family vibe going by recording Winning Combination themselves at their own Studi O’Malley and mixed the LP with their longtime collaborator Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine). The full-length is now available via Action Weekend/Bickerton Records. The Safes have played shows with Black Keys, Andrew Bird, The Growlers, Autumn Defense, Shannon and The Clams, and many more. This fall, The Safes will tour Europe and the US in support of Winning Combination.

Safes talk about “On Top:”

“On Top” is like a hybrid of flamenco guitar music and those great early R.E.M. records complete with very cinematic sounds. The tone and vibe of this song is passionate, wild, sexy, free but kind of dark. This song is about whatever it means to you when you listen to it.

In total a collection of 19 brothers and sisters all bringing their diverse instrumentation and gifts to this unique album. Someone would have to put The Jackson 5, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, and The Cowsills all together to get this many brothers and sisters together on one album. But every single note of music played on The Safes new album is performed by two or more sets of related siblings performing together, from one song to the next.

The Safes
Winning Combination

01. It’s True
02. On Top
03. Open Your Eyes
04. Baggage Claim
05. The Rest of My Life
06. Dreams That Ignite
07. Make or Break
08. The Shell Spell
09. Ship Sinking Grin
10. Simplicity

Live Dates

09-17 – The Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA
09/18 – Chronic Town – State College, PA
09/19 – Barbary – Philadelphia, PA
09/20 – Slash Run – Washington, DC
09/21 – Hampdenfest – Baltimore, MD
09/21 – Quinns – Beacon, NY
09/22 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
09/23 – Pianos – New York City, NY
09/24 – Lizard Lounge – Cambridge, MA
09/25 – Asbury Park Hotel – Asbury Park, NJ
09/26 – Cult Classic Brewery – Kent Island, MD
09/27 – The Summit – Columbus, OH
09/28 – Buzzbin – Canton, OH
10/11 – Circle A – Milwaukee, WI
10/12 – PABS – Stevens Point, WI
10/25 – Mickeys – Madison, WI
10/26 – Eagles 34 – Minneapolis, MN
11/02 – The Ruin – Ft. Wayne, IN
11/09 – Wayout Club – St. Louis, MO
11/16 – Lyric Room – Green Bay, WI
11/22 – WLUW on The Razor and Die show – Chicago, IL
11/23 – The Comet – Cincinnati, OH
11/27 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL