Ovef Ow Release Video for "Hootie Hottie"
Chicago surf punks Ovef Ow have released the music video for their track, “Hootie Hottie.” The song is taken from the band’s Crash The Party EP, which was released this February. Watch the video now below!
Ovef Ow’s third EP, Crash The Party, was released on Midwest Action on February 1, 2019. While there are political undertones in the band’s earlier tunes, the 4-songs on Crash are a blistering critique on the state of The States. The EP kicks off with “Blood & Sand,” a sinister surf-pop track that explores themes of hostility toward political informants. This is followed by “Hootie Hottie,” the first single from Crash, which ridicules the big-headed political blowhards of our day. “Elevator” is a scathing retort to the influence of Big Money in our elections while final track, “Host,” is a commentary on reproductive rights that channels the stripped down drum and bass backbeat of ESG and Sneaks.
Ovef Ow formed in the spring of 2015. Their sound has been described as “surf rock sweetness + post-punk weirdness with lots and lots of farfisa... post-surf?” on Bandcamp’s New & Notable list. The band’s lineup features Marites Velasquez (bass), Sarah Braunstein (drums), Kyla Denham (synth) and Nick Barnett (guitar).
The quartet has built a following in the Chicago indie-music scene around their surf and garage/post-punk inspired and multi-vocalist sound. They draw influences from the surf-pop of the B-52s, the driving intensity of Sleater-Kinney and Sonic Youth, and the unconventional art rock of bands like Mothers and Electrelane.