Posted on September 5th, 2017
[as seen on GoldFlakePaint]
As cacophonous as you might expect, “The Valley” is a frenetic live cut from the mighty Ovlov, recorded live at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium and taken from a forthcoming new benefit album which features an array of bands from the Exploding In Sound label, all recorded live over the years at the aforementioned venue space.
Released in early October, with all funds from the record being donated to Shea’s fund, following their enforced closure and removal from the venue’s previous address, the album is available on both vinyl and tape, both of which feature their own collection of songs, featuring the likes of LVL UP, Speedy Ortiz, Pile, Porches, and much, much more (see here for full track-listing details).
Taken from 2011’s What’s So Great About The City? EP, ‘The Valley’ is indicative of Ovlov’s hurried charm, the band ripping through the track’s two-and-a-half minutes in a flurry of noisy, gnarly guitars and Steve Hartlett’s rugged lead voice that never once pauses for breath, driving the whole thing forwards to its feisty end-point.
Pre-orders for both the vinyl and cassette are live now (via Exploding In Sound); check out the new track below right here: