Monday, October 28, 2013

Ovlov - 2013 - AM

Ovlov is an indie rock band from Newtown, Connecticut, USA. AM is their debut LP. They play a noisy brand of shoegaze rock drawing influences from Dinosaur Jr and My Bloody Valentine. The vocals are melodic, whiny and mixed low while the guitars rage underneath layers of distortion. The production serves to bury each song underneath a layer of mud from which distorted guitars and pounding drums escape. Each song starts at full speed and increases from there. The songs do blur together a little bit but that also works to create a more cohesive album. Highlights include The Well, Nü Pünk and Milk.  If you like your indie rock with buried under layers of distortion Ovlov's AM will serve well.