Ovlov – “The Great Ohmu” (Stereogum Premiere)
Ovlov do this thing where they record a big, heavy, epic song and name it after a “Great” animal. Their excellent 2013 album closed with “The Great Alligator” and earlier this year they gave us “The Great Crocodile.” Now they’ve done it again for an upcoming four-way split with Ex-Breathers (who are putting out a release of their own soon), Woozy, and Gnarwhal. “The Great Ohmu” is named after, by my best guess, the giant insect creatures from Miyazaki’s classic Studio Ghibli film Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind. It’s a massive, solo-heavy track that once again makes us happy to know these guys didn’t actually break up.
The split is available 11/18 via Community/Hex/Social Cancer. Pre-order it here.