The Ovulators

The Ovulators

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ACCELERATING EVOLUTION ONE ROCK SHOW AT A TIME!!!!

Biography

A silver streak illuminates the sky, as a glowing
egg-shaped rocketship crashes to Earth. Four
entities from planet Zygote emerge in a cloud of glitter. In order to elude Evil Forces of Repression who destroyed their home planet, they condense their bodies of sound and light into the shape of human females, becoming The Ovulators.

By nature, Zygotians are evolutionary accelerators who emit audio frequencies that are strikingly similar to Earth rock music. They express through the electric medium of guitars, bass and drums, weaving three distinctive vocal and songwriting textures into their sonic tapestry. Driving drums, and melodic power bass give the band a party-all-night edge, while the interwining guitars weave a cascade of contradictions. Their powers are amplified by their flashy matching attire, which constantly morphs to tell themed stories of transformation.

Following their vibratory impulses, the four women find their way to Eugene, OR, in Earth year 2002, where their indigenous language wins them instant kinship and praise amongst the local music scene. As an embryonic band, The Ovulators attract audiences with their incomparable music, laced with pop hooks and mesmerizing rhythms. They are likened to Earth bands such as The Pixies, Sonic Youth and The Breeders, but their sound is unique; each member brings their own conceptions of the journey.

Although they must hide from the Evil Forces who search for them, The Ovulators and their growing sonic alliance fear not. They shine like a beacon through the damp fogs of the Northwest, risking destruction with every rock anthem. Their fame rises when they are cast twice as the house band for local productions of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", one of which wins "Best Dramatic Play of 2004" from the Eugene Weekly. That same year, the Register-Guard praises them for their "unconventional musical sound" at the Willamette Valley Folk Festival. The love and adoration of their fans elevates them to "Best Rock Band of Eugene" in 2005. Along their journey, The Ovulators movement has been catalyzed by playing with bands like Mike Watt & the Secondmen, 50 Foot Wave, The Gossip, Hell's Belles and The Trucks, and traveling to nearby cities to spread their vivacious style.

In 2006, The Ovulators released their first full-length studio album, which elicits a far-ranging spectrum of emotion: from the tingle of a new experience, to the longing for days gone by. The
recording mirrors the spirit of their live
performances, as it cycles through jagged and smooth, love and loss, tension and release. It oozes with both organic jams and tight licks, and pairs moody back-ups with crunchy guitars. The album opens with the raunchy fire anthem, "Circled In Flames". Full of vocal harmonies and guitar interplay, this is modern garage psychedelia at it's finest. The spontaneity and liveliness will make you believe that like the Phoenix, you, too can rise from the flames. From this raw rock beginning, the album swoons into dreamy introspection with "Drag Queen", a timeless tale of pain and death among San Francisco transvestites, with soulful backups and bubbly guitar. In true female form, The Ovulators heighten the energy with the eerie, wailing intro to "Vampire". This dark, otherworldy ballad drives with visceral rhythms, brooding guitars, and haunting lyrics that will possess you. Awash in images such as passion flowers, crop circles, and nightclubs, this self-titled CD is a ride through the modern age with glimpses of possible futures...

Lyrics

Insane Genius

Written By: Dori Prange

I know how you’re feelin’
Like you’ve got to save the world
Well you’re not the only one
Who gets down
When you think about everything that’s wrong

Some people want to own it
Want the power to control it
Some people want to own it
Want the power to control it
But they don’t own you, don’t own you
They don’t own you, don’t own you

You’ll draw your circles and lines
Forming patterns you’ll find
Everywhere all the time
Everywhere all the time
Everywhere all the time

Then you’ll see what you want to see
Then they’ll be what you want them to be
You’ll see what you want to see
Then they’ll be what you want them to be
‘Cause you’re letting them take over your mind
You’re letting them take over your mind

Which side of the fine line are you spending your time?
Ahhh

I know you’re happy
Living in your conspiracies
Wandering the fine line
Genius or insanity
Genius or insanity

You’ll see what you want to see
Then they’ll be what you want them to be
You’ll see what you want to see
Then they’ll be what you want them to be
Yeah, you’ll see what you want to see
Then they’ll be what you want them to be
You’ll see what you want to see
They’ll be what you want them to be

‘Cause you’re letting them take over your mind
You’re letting them take over your mind
‘Cause you’re letting them take over your mind
Over your mind
Over your mind

Discography

The Ovulators self-titled album "The Ovulators" was released by Happy Mistake Records on July 14th, 2006.

Set List

A typical set is between 45 and 60 minutes, but we have enough material to play for several hours. We have a versatile repertoire that is 90% original songs. We can play a powerhouse 30 minute rock set, or an epic two hour rollercoaster. We like to throw in a cover now and then.