As previously announced, Athens-based garage-rock duo Eureka California will release its fourth full-length, Roadrunners, May 4 via local label HHBTM. Previously, the group shared the record’s punchy first single, “Threads,” plus the more leisurely “Mexican Coke.” Now, we’re pleased to premiere the invigorating “Over It,” which you can stream below.
Brevity has long been Eureka California’s M.O., and “Over It” finds the group further distilling its infectious punk energy into a tight, two-minute cyclone of fuzz and melody. Singer Jake Ward explains that the tune was inspired by another Athens group:
I remember writing the song that would become “Over It” after listening to “Lilting” by Athens’ Oh-OK on repeat for half an hour. That song’s roughly a minute long. Basically, I listened to that song a bunch, tried to figure it out on bass, couldn’t do it, and ended up coming up with something else entirely while writing the lyrics in the shower. Subject-wise, this song is pretty obvious as to what it’s about, isn’t it? I’m very proud of the lyric “Mercury is in retrograde/ But you can only use that excuse once, I’m afraid.”
Check out “Over It”:
Eureka California heads out on tour next week, and will play a hometown release show May 4 at Little Kings Shuffle Club. Check out their other dates below:
Apr. 18: Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s
Apr. 19: Nashville, TN @ Springwater
Apr. 20: Columbus, OH @ Tree Bar
Apr. 21: Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog
Apr. 24: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Apr. 25: Brooklyn, NY @ The Well
Apr. 26: Allentown, PA @ Alternative Gallery
Apr. 27: Washington, DC @ Cool Ranch
Apr. 28: Roanoke, VA @ Parkway Brewing Co.
Apr. 30: Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
Like what you just read? Support Flagpole by making a donation today. Every dollar you give helps fund our ongoing mission to provide Athens with quality, independent journalism.