Aug. 22, 2012
-- Citing inspiration from legends The Velvet Underground, The Vaselines, and The Pastels, to newer trail blazers like Veronica Falls, Brilliant Colours and Crystal Stilts, New Jersey's The Ovaltines clearly aren't limited in taste. The duo's latest release, 'Inside Our Heads', is a lo-fi, guitar dense, fuzz-folk soundscape highlighting Jaime Piacente's uniquely enchanting vocals and complimented by Dave Schurtman's own calming pipes, creating a tranquil, dreamy atmosphere that instantly commands any and all attention.
The couple met in art school in NYC circa 1996, re-connected years later only to fall in love, get married and end up working together in a sleazy corporate nightmare job on Staten Island. With their ever-elevating discontent becoming somewhat overwhelming, as life-long, die-hard music fans and record collectors, the next natural step was towards the time honoured tradition of venting their frustrations in the musical arena, releasing their 1st EP on their wedding anniversary. Relocating to a much less hectic life in Princeton, New Jersey, the pair have continued perfecting their craft and making their name as the voice of a lost generation, speaking to those of us falling between the cracks of an oft cruel world.
'Inside Our Heads' is barely out of the gates and is already proving thunderous, the band having recently asked by OndaRock.com to write an exclusive song for their psychedelic pop compilation - OndaDrops Vol. 6 'Million Ribbons And Floating Stars', while their cover of 'White Rabbit' is already in heavy rotation on Radio 23. So to celebrate the release of 'Inside Our Heads', The Ovaltines are giving away an EP of Cure covers titled 'I’d Love To Touch The Sky' with the UK mp3s of the album. Picking their favourite titles that aren't your typical Cure fare, it's just the icing on the cupcake of an album that's already carving a cozy little niche of its own in the indie underground.
You can check out one of their many DIY videos on the Blurry World YouTube channel or visit their website.
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