Overdale is the kind of street where the police are out almost every night. The kind of street where the sounds of neighbors fighting drift over the din of fire engines that are responding to house fires – an anything goes kind of spot. The unlikely place where members of the band sharing the same name lived during their formative years.
Inspired by the music they love, Overdale has never been shy about wearing their influences on their sleeves: Helmet, Quicksand, Fugazi and just about everything on Dischord Records, etc. It began as a side project from their main touring band at the time, Spitvalves. They swapped instruments from their main duties which put Charlie from vocals to drums, Tito from drums to bass guitar and Mikey from guitar to vocals and guitar. Though they’ve had brief moments as a 4-piece they’ve been a 3-piece for most of their existence.
The band has always been about having fun. They played shows and wrote when time allowed and it took a few years to have enough material to record a full-length. The early 2000’s saw the band roll into Reel Time Studios in Holly Hill FL to record. The result is the self titled testament to overcoming odds and refusing to let the good times stop rolling.
Overdale, the band’s eponymous album, is out on February 29, Leap Day, a day that comes but once every four years. The band is still kicking and functioning as a side project from its member’s main effort, The Attack. And the band still manage to squeeze in a few shows and write new material from time to time. But, like Leap Day, it is a rare and special thing when they do.
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