OVLOV – ” Tru “

Posted: May 13, 2022 in MUSIC

Ovlov began in 2009 with the release of an EP titled “Crazy Motorcycle Jump”. They followed that up with another EP in 2011 titled “What’s So Great About The City”. In 2013, Ovlov released their first full-length album on Exploding in Sound Records titled “Am“. In August 2014, Ovlov released a split with Little Big League. Two months later, the band released another split with Krill, LVL UP, and Radiator Hospital. In 2018, Ovlov  the band had some temporary break-ups, Steve Hartlett, vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of Ovlov, has said that the majority of the songs were written around 2015 or 2016, but some were demos for the first record from around 2011 or 2012, but eventually re-emerged. “Tru” was recorded around late 2016 and early 2017, and two singles were premiered before its official release. The album received “universal acclaim”  released through Exploding in Sound.

The opening seconds of Ovlov’s second album “Tru” let everyone know right away that the band haven’t toned down their guitar attack; the overloaded tones come flowing like lava out of the speakers and fill the ear canal with pure distortion and majestically fuzzy overtones. If anything, the band may have upped the stakes since 2013’s “Am” made them the forerunners to take over the mantle of underground guitar heroes from Dinosaur Jr and Built to Spill. Throughout the album, Steve Hartlett and Morgan Luzzi show a mastery of their instruments that’s never showy but always adds emotional depth and sonic thrills to the band’s songs.

Steve Hartlett sang, played guitar, bass & synth on the best of you
Theo Hartlett played drums, sang on stick, guitar soloed on grab it from the garden
Morgan Luzzi played guitar
Michael Hammond Jr. played bass, guitar on best of you
Michael John Thomas III played a guitar solo on grab it from the garden.

Originally released July 20th, 2018

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