Nash Kato, King Roeser
& Co. to record new album and do selected shows. Free download of new song,
By Blurt Staff
Urge Overkill are officially
back together 15 years after the release of their last album, 1995’s Exit the Dragon. The band released its
first full-length, the Steve Albini-produced Jesus Urge Superstar, in 1989
through Touch and Go Records and steadily
began ascending in popularity. By the early 90’s, they were opening for Nirvana and
and eventually signed to Geffen Records, who
releasedtheir beloved classic LP, Saturation.
The group’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 successful
of the decade and Urge’s version of “Girl” became a hit.
The reformed band is made up of original singer/guitarists Nash Kato and Eddie
“King” Roeser, along with drummer Brian “Bon” Quast (also in Polvo)
and bassist Mike “Hadji” Hogkiss,.” They are currently writing and
recording new music in their hometown of Chicago,
and will be performing at the Samuel L. Jackson-hosted Friar’s
Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino on October 1st. Urge has
also announced an October 4th show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge.