Overo
Overo


4.1
excellent

Review

by Trebor. STAFF
June 21st, 2019 | 22 replies


Release Date: 06/13/2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Are Here To Help You

Someone had to pick up the slack when Dad Thighs broke up. Emo has been more or less dead and buried for years now, and Dad Thighs’ lone full-length record was like a zombie's hand shot out of the grave, trying to pry out the rest of the scene in vain. The only emo bands thriving currently are of the very undesirable “dude, bro” variety, and I’d rather listen to the same Dad Thighs record on repeat than subject myself to mom jeans. Dad Thighs had it all - a soul-piercing female vocalist, music with actual dynamics, and killer arpeggios for days, but they broke up, and my soul died with them. Until I heard Overo. Overo is here to save the day. Overo features Lindsay and Mercy from football, etc. and Brendan from Perfect Future, and it’s fair to say they sound like a mix of those two bands. Overo is heavy, but not oppressively so, there’s a definite balance with screaming and distorted bass complimenting cleaner, delicate sections. Adding to the dynamics is the give and take dual vocals. The vocals are low in the mix, and the overall production is raw which mixes perfectly with the aggressive songwriting. There are moments of levity to be sure, but there’s nothing I’d call bright or plucky. "Summer Wheat" is the crux of the album, with an extended instrumental opening that cascades into a furious performance from Lindsay and Brendan. The haunting use of strings bring the track over the top, and its delightfully depressing vibe makes it an easy candidate for song of the year. Overo is not the most original album - Brendan often sounds eerily similar to The Saddest Landscape’s vocalist, and it’s in many ways a heavier version of early football, etc. - but considering how barren the emo landscape is, and the overall quality of the songwriting it gets a pass and a half. Moments like the driving chords that crescendo into harmonics in "Joseph" point to an illustrious career as long as Overo improve even slightly going forward. But this is emo we’re talking about so odds are they’ll break up and shatter my heart once again.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2019


57025 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

Keep in mind I wrote this before State Faults new LP came out and blew me away. Emo is back!



Summer Wheat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vMyeZRo9so

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Slex
Contributing Reviewer
June 21st 2019


8753 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah what I listened to of this is awesome

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Gyromania
June 21st 2019


28969 Comments


not a review

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2019


57025 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1

noted

Papa Universe
June 22nd 2019


22443 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

emo's never been gone, bub.

to the checking booth!

ian b
June 24th 2019


580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

love this, also glorified soundoffs are reviews fuck who disagrees 😤

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nightbringer
June 24th 2019


878 Comments


So this seems to have been ignored.

WatchItExplode
June 24th 2019


7314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So my favorite of the week is Trebor core. Awesome balance in the shared vocals here.

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ian b
June 24th 2019


580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

def treborcore but treborcore at its peak

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2019


25037 Comments


u mentioned Dad Thighs im hooked

WatchItExplode
June 24th 2019


7314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like this more than anything that gets these genre tags I've heard in awhile

Artuma
June 25th 2019


31315 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Emo has been more or less dead and buried for years now, and Dad Thighs’ lone full-length record was like a zombie's hand shot out of the grave, trying to pry out the rest of the scene in vain."



emo is the new post rock

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Artuma
June 25th 2019


31315 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

also love that summary and it makes me instantly want to listen to the only three good songs deer leap ever produced

ian b
June 25th 2019


580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

bump because listening to this again, and it deserves more listens/ratings from the people of sput. it ain't quite Dad Thighs, but still incredible in its own right.

WatchItExplode
June 25th 2019


7314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I dig it. Didn't care for Dad Thighs much tbh.

Artuma
June 26th 2019


31315 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dad thighs ruled

ian b
June 26th 2019


580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dad thighs ruled x100

WatchItExplode
June 26th 2019


7314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm an outlier

Snake.
June 26th 2019


21814 Comments


nice

will check

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2019


10124 Comments


"Emo has been more or less dead and buried for years now"

Take a shot anytime you see a genre described as 'dead'

Metalcore fans are dead in an instant



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