steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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info opinion

Knox Overstreet

Self-Titled CDEP


Genres: indie rock, noise rock, noise pop

Knox Overstreet
PO Box 129
Oakdale NY 11769

May 26 - Jun 1 2003

After a couple of compilation appearances and a few singles and eps, Knox Overstreet has just put out this demo CD, a self-tilted collection of four poorly-recorded yet spirited rock songs.  They've got a strong indie rock sound characterized by Sebadoh, Superchunk, and Archers of Loaf influences. 

"Shake That Tree," for example, combines the pop sensibilities of Pavement with a noisiness comparable to Sebadoh.  "Not At All," meanwhile, is pure Archers rock, drenched in guitar feedback and drum cacophony - not to mention the rough, forceful vocals.  My favourite track, however, was "Fast Women," a quick-moving eruption of a song that rockets forward in a blaze of guitar feedback, movin' bass, energetic drums, and determined indie rock vocals.  This is the type of tune that deserves a place on every college radio station playlist.

I like the band's style on this CD - it is very rough and impassioned.  As well, the low production values work well with Knox Overstreet's style, lending it a lo-fi, powerful feel.  Indie rockers would be well-advised to check out Knox Overstreet - they could be big players on the scene one day. 


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 4 songs, distributed by the band, released 2003]