OVERWHELMED

OVERWHELMED

BandAlternativeRock

Bridging together the Alternative and the Indie-rock esthetic.

Biography

When Overwhelmed begins to promote its sophomore release, Forgot to Land, with a CD release party on August 4 at The 10 High, it will lift the band’s reputation for hard-hitting, critically-acclaimed alternative rock to a whole new level.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Quentin Hagewood, along with brother Harlan on guitar and backing vocals; Brad Lacey on drums; and Kyle Pinion on bass produce an unforgettable sound that some compare to Sunny Day Real Estate and A Perfect Circle.

The band is a regional powerhouse. In addition to a strong fan base, Overwhelmed debut album, Zero, was praised in Southeast Performer Magazine and got airplay on WRAS 88.5 and the 96-Rock locals show.

The Hagewood brothers were actually on opposite coasts; Harlan in Atlanta, Quentin in Portland; before the group came together in a manner that was anything but premeditated. “I can't say we were sure music would be our entire future, but we knew it would definitely be a big part of our future,” says Harlan. “We both always seemed wide-eyed about it but kept the reality in view.”

That common-sense approach helped the band find the right collaborators. Brad Lacey worked at the bar where the brothers played their very first show—at the time, they weren’t even aware he played drums. He was introduced by a mutual friend, who at the time was filling in as a temporary bass player. His playing and input was just what the band needed.

When the temporary bassist left, the band placed an ad. “Considering what a nightmare musician want ads can be, we picked a lucky time to pursue a new bass player,” says Quentin. “Kyle Pinion came in younger than the rest of us, ambitious, and the hardest working, freaking bass player--scratch that--band member we have ever met. He has quickly become like the younger brother you always wanted to have in your band, and your family. “

Now, complete and with a second album on the threshold, Overwhelmed is anything but that. This is a band that knows there’s great opportunity “out there,” but has stayed true to itself.

“This album is a collaboration between us, Matt Talbott, and Chuck Jopski as far as production is concerned,” says Hagewood. “Forgot to Land is a true reflection of an Overwhelmed collaboration. We stayed true to ourselves and our music, perfect or not, for whatever that is worth.”

If history is any guide, its going to be worth a lot: new audiences, new record sales, and a whole new path for Overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed’s CD release party for Forgot to Land is scheduled for August 4, 2006 at 10:00 pm at The 10 High (with a free copy available for ticket buyers). The CD will be available online at CDBABY.com and towerrecords.com; and digital downloads on iTunes, Rhapsody and others.

Lyrics

Radiant Girl

Written By: Quentin and Harlan Hagewood

Catch me escaped by your sleeping side. When you awake we'll reach out to the sky, for a ride.
Bottom drops out and slips right through the cracks. Split two ways atoms will attack.

So you say you don't want it when you really need it, then you never question how you'll ever beat it down.. you pray..on knees..tonight.

(CHORUS):
Cause you're radiant girl.. now.. and.. forever more.... to me.

Toss your fist a bullet through the glass. No more weight of planets on your back.

So you say you don't want it when you really need it, then you never question how you'll ever beat it down.. you prey..on wings..tonight.

(CHORUS):
Cause you're radiant girl.. now.. and.. forever more.... to me.

Bathe with me in falling pure white snow...open up extract the words you know...

Discography

"Forgot to Land" out July 2006
1. Early Spring
2. Radiant Girl *
3. Light Year Venus
4. Bondo
5. Burdening the Blind *
6. Light Year Mars
7. Jupiter
8. Report *
9. Light Year Saturn
10. Callous Friend
11. Saline Breed
12. Damp *
13. Light Year Neptune
14. Casting Call
15. Atonement

* = suggested tracks

Set List

Usual Set Lengths Vary from 40-65 minutes depending on venue.

The band loves doing the originals but has been known to suprise with covers from U2, Failure, and Depeche Mode to name a few.

Current Set List Varies: (Mostly Promoting New Songs)