Friday, March 4, 2011

Chicago band Urge Overkill to release new album in May, coming to Bottom Lounge May 20

More than 15 years since its last album, Chicago band Urge Overkill is ready to treat its anxious fans to some new music.

"Rock & Roll Submarine" will be released on May 10 on its own label, UO Records.

Click HERE to stream “Effigy,”the album's first single.
The reformed lineup is made up of original singer-guitarists/songwriters Eddie “King” Roeser and Nash Kato, along with drummer Bonn Quast (Polvo; The Cherry Valence) and bassist Hadji Hodgkiss (Gaza Strippers). 
Urge Overkill’s biggest moment in the spotlight came when Quentin Tarantino prominently used their cover of Neil Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon” in his film "Pulp Fiction."  

The soundtrack soon became one of the most acclaimed and successful of the decade and Urge’s version of “Girl” became a hit.   The band went on to sell more than 2.5 million albums, and recently came full circle when they performed at the New York Friar’s Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino this past December.

To celebrate the release of the new album, Urge Overkill,, will perform May 20 at The Bottom Lounge,, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago.

The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20, available at