Over It

Discovering new limits for reckless impressions of the rock genre and inspired by alternative bands like Jimmy Eat World or NOFX, Over It bring on invigorating stamina to the punk-pop style. Forming in Alexandria, VA, in 1998 (and later relocating to California), Over It combined a four-piece crew, fronted by Peter Munters (guitar, vocals) and supported by Nick Bailey (guitar), James Ulrich (drums), and Seth Watts (bass). A few months after assembling, the band entered the studio to record their first demo tape, eventually getting the attention of Negative Progression Records. It was then that the quartet released its first six-song EP, the self-titled Over It, which arrived in record stores in 1999. Following a relentless tour taking the band all over the Midwest, Over It entered the studio again, preparing for their first full-length. The Ready Series -- released in late 2000 -- gained significant acclaim, not only locally, but beyond, supporting the band again to tour, this time on a full-scale national tour. Obtaining consecutive airplay on numerous radio stations and rave reviews in the media, the Virginia team then started recording their third disc, the EP Hindsight 20/20, later issued in 2001. The band participated in the Vans Warped Tour in 2002-2004, stints that helped build a solid fan base before they released Silverstrand in 2005 on Lobster Records. (They also released an acoustic split with Junction 18 in 2003). In the fall of 2005, Over It participated in an on-air MTV2 contest sponsored by Mountain Dew called "Dew Circuit Breakout" for up-and-coming bands (past winners included Yellowcard and Taking Back Sunday). Even though they ultimately lost to Hellogoodbye, the band had still jumped to the majors by the end of the year, inking a deal with Virgin. Their label debut, Step Outside Yourself, arrived in late summer 2006; the album was Over It's most focused effort yet and included ex-Don't Look Down frontman Ryan Ogren now in their ranks on guitar/vocals. ~ Mario Mesquita Borges

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