STOVE - 'S FAVORITE FRIEND VINYL (LTD. ED. IMPORT LP)
LIMITED EDITION IMPORT VINYL LP
Release Date: 2nd November 2018
Steve Hartlett of Ovlov brings us a Stove record (usually used as an outlet for his solo writing and more experimental stuff) that is by far and away the best Stove as he blurs the lines between his two bands of Ovlov and Stove. 's Favorite Friend is a celebration of Hartlett's best qualities of building heavy, fuzzy guitar walls, whipping up ripping guitar-solos and writing extremely catchy, hook-line-and-sinker indie-rock. Imagine the wonderful love child of Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill!
For Fans Of: Ovlov, Forth Wanderers, The Spirit of the Beehive, Krill
"Stove‘s Favorite Friend is the record Steve Hartlett (Ovlov) has always been waiting to write, his strongest statement as a songwriter after a decade of releases. Joined by Jordyn Blakely (drums, vocals) and frequent collaborators the album chronicles a deep personal loss through fuzzy pop songs and thick harmonies. Stove has been developing their second album since the release of their 2015 debut, Is Stupider and the band’s subsequent lo-fo EPs that captured hearts of many throughout the indie rock scene, tested the boundaries Hartlett’s best known albums. Their second full length feels like Stove fully realized and proves once again their power to balance the humor, tragedy, and beauty with no shortage of distortion. While Steve Hartlett may have turned down the fuzz just a bit, his songwriting is more endearing than ever, and Stove’s long-anticipated album ‘s Favorite Friend may just be his best work yet."