Song of the Day: Olivia the Band - Stars and Stripes

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I’ve never been a huge fan of pop-punk–just dabbled here and there–but darn it all if this isn’t a catchy tune! I popped this into the car CD player earlier this week, having not listened to it in years, and that opening tune was so ridiculously familiar! I think I must have heard it on a compilation somewhere too for me to remember it so well.

Anyway, Olivia the Band was originally from Hawaii, but eventually relocated to San Diego. They released their self-titled debut in 2005 on Essential Records. “Stars and Stripes” is the lead track off the album, and is a great choice for an album opener.

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December 2, 2022 9:51 pm

For the kids was the release before their major label debut but a few songs from that cd made it onto this release

December 2, 2022 3:45 pm


Brandon J.
December 2, 2022 10:50 pm
Reply to  Loyd Harp

I’m still a huge fan of this band. They put their unreleased song (at the time) off the release after this one on an Indie Vision Music compilation called Hearts Bleed Passion 2. I saw them live once right after their big label debut and they were such a fun band. They went independent while doing label shopping and then dropped their final full length in 2008 called “Where We Come From It Never Snows” on a different indie label and it was their grand finale. My favorite is theirs. Fun fact: They were originally just “Olivia” but had to… Read more »

Zach F
Zach F
December 6, 2022 9:54 am
Reply to  Brandon J.

So good to hear from fellow Olivia the Band fans. Any ideas what they are up to now? I’ve wondered! 😀

Zach F
Zach F
December 6, 2022 9:53 am

LOVE this band. They were my first concert and I still listen to this album frequently.

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