New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 3 - Page 128

Overmind / “Change Today” Asbury Park-based reggae-rock- in’ rappers Overmind’s debut EP is an entertaining, enlightening mash of Rage Against the Ma- chine-like political fury and edgy, Bad Brainsesque fun. The more political they get, the better, such as on the rallying of the anti-Trump title track. The closing intensity of “P8TH” about the increasingly enslaving struggle along the path to the American Dream also is a worthy wake-up call. At only four songs, “Change Today” is one of those lo- cal releases that leaves you thirsty for more. Until Overmind’s next release, there are a couple of great op- portunities to see them perform more than four songs live. They have two shows coming up at which they will open for three similar-sounding national acts: The Slackers on April 22 at Crossroads, Garwood, and The Dirty Heads and SOJA on June 17 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park. Brenyama / “Euphoria Love” / Jem Records Listen to “Change Today” by Overmind NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 3 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 128