Toledo-by-Detroit’s self-proclaimed “heavy soul” duo ROVR re-imagine what a live band can do.
The duo, made up of Dean Tartaglia (bass/fx/vox) and Matt Klein (drums/vox), have a refreshingly radical approach that borrows tasty elements of trip-hop, punk, metal and rap. ROVR’s gritty, groove-infused swagger has a raw and primitive spirit, while adding a futuristic urgency and electro-cosmic flair. It’s fun. It’s infectious. It’s heavy soul. It’s ROVR.
ROVR is fronted by Dean Tartaglia, (formerly of Secret Space, Equal Vision Records). He made his mark early playing in The Sights as they opened for Tenacious D on their 2012 world tour. ROVR was formerly known as Silent Lions, who DIY toured relentlessly for two years, had their music featured throughout TV and culture (SHOWTIME’s “Shameless”/GoPro/Marc Jacobs), and were press darlings (with exclusive features in PopMatters and Paste).