Toledo, Ohio bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dean Tartaglia and drummer/backing-vocalist Matt Klein a couple of years ago were thriving under the moniker Silent Lions. Playing throughout mostly in the Midwestern vicinity, the duo racked up hundreds of shows under their belts. Their minimal instrumental setup made way for a live set that featured their brass, hyperactive indie pop/punk sound. A trademark dispute ultimately halted momentum for Tartaglia and Klein. Both individuals went on their separate ways; Tartaglia started on other projects such as Secret Space and Klein dove into other ventures.
Seeing Tartaglia and Klein together again under the moniker ROVR needs to rejoice. The chemistry the two have is electric and it shows within their work. ROVR steers away from the past and looks into the depths of the future. Their latest single “PLSTK” gives old fans of Silent Lions with the new followers the best of both worlds.