Ovef Ow


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    Working Girl
  2. 2.
    Blood and Sand
  3. 3.
    Psycho Crush
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  5. 5.
    Hootie Hottie
Ovef Ow is a 4-piece “space surf” rock band that formed in the spring of 2015. The band's lineup features Marites Velasquez (bass), Sarah Braunstein (drums), Kyla Denham (synth) and Nick Barnett (guitar).
Over the past year, the quartet has quickly built a following in the Chicago indie-music scene around their surf and garage/punk-inspired and multi-vocalist sound. They draw influences from Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, and the B-52s.
OVEF OW self-released their second EP, Working, on August 16. It’s been a minute since their 2015 self-titled EP, but these new songs are the culmination of the time exploring their sound over the last two years.
Between the four members of OVEF OW, juggling crazy hours at their individual jobs while trying to create music together was a challenge for a while. But that served as the initial inspiration behind the new EP’s first single, “Working Girl.” The rest of Working came together over time, with songs like “Psycho Crush,” a self-critical admission of unrequited celebrity love, “The Whistler,” a surf-y instrumental toasting Chicago’s craft cocktail scene, and concluding with the 8-minute “Working Boy,” emulating the feeling of slowly burning out at work before ending in madness.
OVEF OW teamed up with engineer Doug Malone to record and mix the 4-song EP at JAMDEK studios in Humboldt Park.


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