Based out of Long Beach, California, The Overrides are making their 90’s alternative-rock sound known nationwide. Featuring members of Piss N’ Blood and Dime Runner, The overrides is comprised of four talented musicians. Singer/guitarist Cam Mosavian, drummer Parker PJ Johnston, bassist, and brother Brando, and second guitarist, Denzil Dunn. Previously described as “The Clash & The Ramones meet Fugazi and 90's Alternative”, The Overrides are taking the music industry by storm. Their debut EP “Brain As A Fist” is out now and available on all major streaming platforms.
Featured on the 3-track project “Brain As A Fist” is the track “Money”. The track starts off as strongly as possible with a fresh and appealing leading guitar riff. The music has a classic yet creative alt-rock vibe, the instrumentation is always interesting, and the structure of the song means that there’s always something new just around the corner. “Money” features a great set of melodies, particularly the hook, you find yourself eagerly awaiting as the song sets off. The whole soundscape features a slightly laid back approach to rock and roll, reminiscent of alt-rock legends from yesteryear. There’s a distinct level of focus to the songwriting, and this speaks volumes for The Overrides. Not succumbing to any one genre or style, yet knowing exactly what they are all about, “Money” is a contagious introspective track from The Overrides and we’re looking forward to hearing more.
Check out “Money” here and keep scrolling to read more in our exclusive interview!
Welcome to BuzzMusic The Overrides! We’re loving your EP “Brain Is A Fist”! What was the overall concept you hope to capture with this EP?
Thanks for the kind words! This being our debut EP, we wanted to capture the essence of the band in a raw and unpolished form and wanted the record to resemble what people are going to hear at our live show.
A definite highlight from the EP was your song “Money”, a huge hit in our office! How do you get started when creating a track like this? How do you know when it’s truly finished?
I grew up lower-middle class in Orange County listening to Punk Rock. My Mom was a single parent trying to raise 3 kids, so I wasn't exactly poor, but we weren't well-to-do by any means, we never had a safety net or jump start. When you spend your formative years trying to find enlightenment only to constantly be punched in the face by the reality that you can't afford to take a day off work, it sticks with you. This was an expression of that. I would have loved to have backpacked around the UK, or see Greece, or any of that generic shit, but my brother and I didn't have the time. You gotta pay the bills.
After sharing stages with many notable artists, do you have a favorite memory from performing with anyone specific?
Man, in my other bands "Piss N' Blood" and "Dime Runner" (which PJ was the drummer in both) we got to open for Bad Religion at Punk Rock Bowling, shared the stage with Swingin Utters and Bouncing Souls, got to tour the Pacific Coast with Richie Ramone for two weeks... However, you know this is my brother's (Brandon) first band and one of my favorite parts is watching him get to open for bands we grew up going to shows and looking up to. Then there's Denzil who has a motherfucking bluegrass band. That dudes played with huge people in that genre, there so many good stories to tell I'd need a couple of paragraphs, haha.
The 3-track EP definitely left us craving more! Do you think you’ll have a long project on the way in the near future?
Oh yeah... We have two full-length albums worth of material ready to go. But the near term plan is releasing our second EP first because we have a great 4-song rock concept type of thing that should be an EP, then after that, we'll get to work on our feature full-length LP.
Thanks so much for chatting with us! We hope to hear more from you soon. Do you have any events or shows coming up you’d like to talk about?
Thanks for having us! We appreciate what you do for the music community here in LA! We are having our record release party November 2nd, at the Regal Inn in Lakewood, CA. Then after that look for us at Alex's Bar in Long Beach on November 14th.
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