The Ohio Weather Band Releases New Music Video

click to enlarge The Ohio Weather Band Releases New Music Video
Courtesy of the Ohio Weather Band
Perhaps most famous for having won a contest that gave them the chance to open for Bon Jovi when the band played the Q last year, the Akron-based indie rock group the Ohio Weather Band has steadily increased its profile in the past year.

This past December, the band shot a music video for “Don’t Try,” the title track from its forthcoming EP. Directed by Rob Montague, it features cinematography by Robert Reiland and Eric Leiser.

“Over the last five years we’ve worked really hard and snow-balled into a regional touring band, releasing two full-length albums, embarking on multiple nationwide tours including SXSW and opening for national acts such as Bon Jovi, Collective Soul, Bastille, among many, many others,” says drummer Ray Lumpp. “Our last single was also featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist when it was released.

Corey King says poet and novelist Charles Bukowski inspired "Don't Try," and the lyrics include a reference to Bukowski, who has "don't try" carved into his tombstone. The song is also a nod to Bukowski's poem "So You Want to Be A Writer."
The forthcoming five-song EP was recorded and produced in North Canton with Spencer Martin and mastered in Cleveland by Adam Boose of Cauliflower Audio.

The band will play a release show on July 6 at Musica in Akron, and original drummer Pete Childerson will return to play for the night.

OHIO WEATHER BAND "DON'T TRY" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) from Late Morning Films on Vimeo.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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