Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ovlov - Not The Same Without You

As of writing this, Ovlov are no longer together. The band is leaving fans with this short but sweet two song single entitled Not The Same Without You via their bandcamp. These songs come from the same sessions as What's So Great About The City?, one of my favorite releases of last year. The first track, “Chicken Coop”, starts with a garbled story that has guitars swelling in the background. The tension continually builds until it reaches chants of “I see you / You see me.” The song has a killer chorus and some of the best guitar work that Ovlov has produced. “Small Voices” is a crunchy stomp with much vigor and feeling behind it. I had the pleasure of seeing their final show at Allston Berfest last week and it was a blast to see them go out in fine fashion. They even performed a masterful cover of “Feel the Pain” by Dinosaur Jr., a band that they can’t avoid being compared to. They will be sorely missed.

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