We're heading up to the I-90 to Detroit, where rock n roll never forgets. This is the early goings of the Overlake fall Fall tour! Follow that hashtag for pictures of bands you most likely don't know at clubs you've most likely never been to!
This time around, we're bringing some helpers to generally keep us sane, but also do some driving and merchandising. On this initial leg is my ol' buddy, Jake Luckey. Having him along has already provided a more interesting trip. We spent some time in the bucolic environs of Ashland, Ohio, following our show at the Stone Tavern in Kent, staying at his uncle's spread amid rows of corn, patches of peas, loose gravel roads, and 2 super cute kittens. Then, we went a few minutes away to his mom's farm, visiting some chickens, turkeys, pigs, and 2 dogs. A much-needed fresh-air respite from the rock club circuit.
I've gotten ahead of myself. Our first gig was in Lancaster, Pa., which, unbeknownst to me, is more tha...
Greetings from Nebraska (I think), somewhere on Interstate 80! We've just had a much-needed caffeine stop. My current regimen: coffee, 2 Throwback Mountain Dews. So, we'll probably get to Denver in 45 minutes once I take the wheel.
This is Day 4 of our 4-week sprightly jaunt across the United States of Anxiety! We've packed a whole lotta ups and downs in these 4 days. Tour got off to an auspicious start with a wild show in Columbus in front of many pajama-clad Ohio Staters. We met our old friend "Magic" Mike Casey and a new friend, Lydia Loveless. We shredded the pajama pants off those college kids in an unhinged set. We were feeling good til I went out to the van and discovered some local degenerate had helped themselves to my and Lysa's luggage. ENJOY MY WFMU SHIRTS, MOTHERFUCKER. Total bummer, but luckily our gear was inside the venue. I've resolved to sleep with my drum cases every night, one way or another. I'm one step away from sleeping INSIDE them.
This ain’t no fake news, this ain’t no alt facts, this ain’t no fooling around: We have exciting updates!
Firstly, we are quite pleased and proud to announce that we have signed to Bar/None Records! We’re very stoked to be part of this long running, legendary, and local label. Thanks to Glenn and Mark at Bar/None, and Emmy at Rhyme & Reason Records, for their belief in us and hard work on our behalf.
Our first release on Bar/None will be our second LP, Fall. Deftly recorded by the brilliant Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording, Fall will be available on May 12 for your turntable, CD player, and digital media device! Fall consists of 8 new tunes, some of which you may recognize if you’ve seen us live (and you have seen us live, haven’t you??). It builds on the sonic landscapes from our debut record, Sighs, while adding a fresh palate of color, lyricism, and depth. Fall is also the first Overlake recording to feature now-not-so-new drummer, Nick (who is also me, the person writing this. I di...