Without even knowing it, and certainly without our pre-approved consent, New England is becoming one of our favorite regions to look to for new music. (Sorry to the bands up there—New York vs. New England—you know how it is.) With the wicked mixtape from our Beantown heroes, Speedy Ortiz, and now this grungey, tense track from Ovlov's new record Am, we're feeling that the rivalry could take a break for a little while. Ovlov, who hail from CT, have a new album coming out through Exploding In Sound Records (Speedy Ortiz! Two Inch Astronuat! Fat History Month!), and we can tell it's going to be a heavy one with cauterizing riffs dredged in thick black paint. This track, to our surprise, actually has a bit of a melody lying underneath. We look forward to seeing how else New England can surprise us. You can check out “Nü Pünk” below and then read a previous writeup on Ovlov's “Blue Baby” here.
Am will be released on Exploding In Sound on July 2. The dudes are on tour now at the dates listed below.
27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Butter the Children, Flagland
28 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Cooler Ranch House w/ Honeydrum, Treatment
29 – Bethlehem, PA @ Secret Art Space w/Literature, Wildhoney, Television Blood
30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Nacho House w/The Eeries, Rozwell Kid
01 – New Haven, CT @ TBA
02 – Albany, NY @ Shred House
03 – Northampton, MA @ TBA w/ Pachangacha, Ghost Blood