Genres: indie rock, noise rock, noise pop
PO Box 129
Oakdale NY 11769
May 26 - Jun 1 2003
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.
4 songs, distributed by the
band, released 2003]