Anniversary Post

 The Boxing Lesson at End of an Ear

 We wanted to take a moment to write to all of our readers and supporters. It was exactly one year ago today that Dan and I launched OVRLD. We worked frantically in his guest room (or, “mancave” as Dan would probably prefer) in order to launch at midnight, and we led with an interview with The Boxing Lesson, whom we had enjoyed immensely during last year’s Free Week. In the year since then, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing people (thanks so much to Brittany, Derick, Moeko, Geoff, Jennifer, Aly, and Samantha for your help with our content thus far!), we’ve gotten assistance from so many of the behind-the-scenes folks that make this music scene run (thanks to Melissa, Ryan, Michael, Richard, Kimiko, Kathryn, to name a few) and we’ve gotten to work with and get to know some incredible artists (The Boxing Lesson, paperthreat, The Shears, SPEAK, The Bright Light Social Hour, MoTel Aviv, Marmalakes, The Sweet Nuthin, FM Campers, The Great Nostalgic, Wild Child, the Midgetmen, Fresh Millions, Sorne, Maryanne and the Revival Band, and so many, many more).

The Shears at ND

We want to thank our readers and supporters over this year. You have no idea how rewarding it is to hear that we have helped you find a favorite new artist, or that you found our coverage particularly insightful or interesting. That is the reason we devote so much time to this site, and we hope we can continue bringing more great music into your world. Most of all, we’re thankful to this beautiful city for taking in two transplants and making us feel like this is home. Dan and I are both relatively new to Austin, considering its long, rich history, but it has welcomed us with open arms. This website is the least we can do to sing Austin’s well-deserved praises to the rest of the world, and to build an awareness amongst its residents of the wonderful music going on right under everyone’s noses. So thank you to everyone for an enriching year, and we look forward to continuing our mission for many years to come.


MoTel Aviv at The Mohawk