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Ovlov: Am (Exploding in Sound, 2013)

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Ovlov: Am

Ovlov tienen uno de los nombres más curiosos de la nueva escena norteamericana, y su música se caracteriza por esos trallazos instantáneos de puro Noise-Punk, en la mejor tradición norteamericana de Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr. o Hüsker Dü.

The Connecticut indie rock scene is scrappy and dedicated to burning its mark into the vibrant sound of the North East. At the heart of it all lies OVLOV, a rare breed of band dedicated to the finer things in life, plugging in, turning the amps way up, and giving the world what it needs… blistering loud rock shows. 
2013 marks the band’s long awaited and heavily anticipated full length debut Am, set for a summer release on Exploding In Sound Records (Pile, Speedy Ortiz, Fat History Month). Produced and mixed by Michael Thomas III, and mastered by Keith Freund, the album is sure to drop jaws of fans old and new. OVLOV will head out in support of Am with labelmatesGrass Is Green this May.
Lead by Steve Hartlett (vocals/guitar), a true champion of the underground CT scene since his high school days, OVLOV formed during the summer of 2008, striking upon a mix of early 90’s indie guitar rock, slow burning power pop, and swarming walls of shoegaze distortion. The band has released several EPs since, “Crazy Motorcycle Jump” (2009) and “What’s So Great About The City” (2011) with an ever evolving line-up of conspirators including Theo Hartlett (drums), Jon Hartlett (bass), Michael Falcone (drums), Quentin Ham (guitars),Dave Berliner (bass) and countless others that have joined the band live. Steve Hartlett is the glue that holds everything together, an exceptional songwriter that manages to infuse impossibly catchy melodies under the thickest slabs of distortion and feedback. OVLOV return listeners to the glorious days of Dinosaur Jr., My Bloody Valentine, Pixies, Hum, and Pavement while reaching within to create a unique sound that encapsulates the charm of destructive hooks and buzzing riffs with the honest delivery of Hartlett’s dazzling vocals.
Having played countless shows to a rabid fan base of punks, slackers, and those who simply want the rock the fuck out, OVLOV have become somewhat royalty to their native Newtown and New Haven scene, while the rest of the country has been taking an ever growing notice of their melodic noise. Having shared the stage with Ringo Deathstarr, Paws, CaliforniaX, Disco Doom, Radical Dads, Pile, Speedy Ortiz and countless others, there’s no telling what you may experience at one of their shows, but loud bending warped guitar riffs, an audience that ranges from rowdy to entranced, and the occasional member nudity are too far away. Good times await” (Exploding in Sound)

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