If you like ripping rock & roll that's built to be blasted with the pedal to the floor in a Seventies muscle car, then turn off Tool's Fear Inoculum and grab a copy of Overdose's new Hit the Road 7-inch, streaming in full here at Revolver. The band features members of Speedwolf, Mutilation Rites and Pyrolatrous, and while the influences on this release are fairly obvious — bands like Motörhead, Girlschool, Venom and Midnight are all part of the conversation — what the NYC-based four-piece do the best isn't just recreate a style, but capture the dangerous spirit of it all. "Took the Deal" and "Hit the Road" are perfect for breaking glass, shotgunning beers and causing general mayhem — basically, the perfect soundtrack for Labor Day Weekend.
"Our second single is more of the same," admits vocalist-guitarist Reed Bruemmer. "One fast song. One mid-paced. All of our influences released singles for years before their debut full-length, so why wouldn't we? Rock & roll in heavy small format at optimum 45 RPM."
Blast Hit the Road below. You can order the 7-inch, as well as their previous one, via Bruemmer's own Splattered Records.
Overdose tour dates with Hank Von Hell:
9/1- Memphis, TN @ Growlers
9/2- St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
9/3- Milwaukee, WI @ X Ray Arcade
9/5- Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
9/6- Newport, KY @ Southgate House
9/7- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
9/8- Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
9/10- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
9/11- Louisville, KY @ Tiger Room
9/12- Greenville, SC @ Radio Room