Brian Olive – “Move” – REVIEW


For nearly 20 years Brian Olive has been one of the most interesting artists to come from the garage rock revival movement. He’s a Grammy Award winning musician with a resume that reads like the who’s who of indie rock’s most important figures. From The Greenhornes to The Soledad Brothers, working with The White Stripes, Dr. John and producing alongside Dan Auerbach, he has seen it all! Even with such repertoire, his solo albums house some of his greatest work. The perfect starting point just may be his EP Move.

Move features all the fuzzy rhythms Olive made famous in previous releases. However, this release features an ingredient that sets him apart from some of his Ohio brethren. Charisma.

It’s a solid collection of psyche influenced garage rock, but Move offers up a healthy dose of vintage soul. The bass guitar is thick and nasty, the guitars are funky, and Olive’s studio expertise accentuates his passion for production.

Speaking of production, if I hadn’t known better I would’ve sworn this EP came straight out of the early 70s! These groovy vibes may be archaic but it doesn’t mean it’s by any means tongue-in-cheek. Every subtle nuance is vital to the sound Olive delivers. From the James Brown influenced title track to the psychedelic drone of “Kicking The Dirt”, each of the four songs are tasteful and unique as the next.

"Move" by Brian Olive

“Move” by Brian Olive

Thanks to the indie DIY label Philthy Phonographic Records, Move has finally been issued on vinyl for the very first time. Available on 10″ vinyl in two beautiful variants, Move looks just as good as it sounds. The warmth of the format brings these songs to life in ways the digital download never could!

Brian Olive is one of the most unique artists in the in industry and Move captures every bit of what makes him special. It’s the perfect introduction to his prolific body of work. Hearing this particular release on vinyl just might make you a fan for life.



To purchase Move on limited edition vinyl, please head over to Philthy Phonographic Records

For more information on Brian Olive, please visit


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Aaron The Audiophile

Son, brother, uncle, musician. I enjoy music of all genres, shapes and sizes, preferably the good kind.

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