Back in November 2015 (it feels so long ago now, doesn't it?) former Ovlov frontman Steve Hartlett came out with a debut album from his new project Stove. Is Stupider, which quickly became one of my favorites of last year, is a storming, severely rock & roll debut.
Today we're premiering this deranged video for "Stupidest," a speedy mid-album smasher. "'Stupidest' is about losing everything and feeling responsible for it all," Hartlett wrote to The FADER in an email. "The weight you feel with nowhere to confide but your half-empty bed.” For the clip, Chicago-based DIY musician Nnamdi Ogbonnaya dreamt up a surreal world in which carrots and broccoli have imposed a reign of terror. "Don't die before feeding your pets," Ogbonnaya said of his creation. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but just go with it.
Stove Tour Dates:
04/29 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom
05/05 - Boston, MA @ O’Briens w/ Solids & Clique
05/06 - Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Solids & Clique
05/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Solids & Clique
05/08 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd w/ Solids & Clique
05/09 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge w/ Solids & Clique
05/10 - Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar w/ Solids & Clique
05/11 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Solids & Clique
05/12 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Solids & Clique
05/14 - Montréal, QC @ Ritz PBD w/ Solids & Clique
06/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv (Northside Festival)