THE OLYMPICS Super Ghost, Fake Plants

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"The Olympics is one of the most prominent bands in Iowa today." - Little Village "Even with all the hype I'd been hearing about them for years, I was not disappointed at all. In fact, I was a bit taken back by their talent. The Olympics bring an energy that was largely unmatched throughout the entire festival." - Band Bombshell "The Olympics blows me away every time I see them. WHAT A BAND! They have achieved a type of perfection that bands everywhere dream of. And plus, they are SO HOT! Mumford's totally bones them with art." - Nate Logsdon "The Olympics came on next and quickly won the hearts of everyone in the room. Easy progressions set sail on Dan Roalson's fast and funky bass grooves while Trevor Polk's creative keyboard voicing made my lips keep curling up into involuntary smiles. The Olympics make fun, well-crafted songs, they are never boring". -Little Village Magazine "...The Olympics, one of the best young bands in Iowa who've been gaining fans like mad (especially among other bands) with their impressive high-tempo, anthemic and powerfully rocking shows." -Talking with Yale Cohn "The Olympics are not only talented musicians but also experts at capturing their audience's energy and throwing that same enthusiasm right back at their fans with energetic stage-presence, witty on-stage banter, hilarious outfit choices and a general sense of laid-back fun." - The Locavaux Project "One listen to this music, this gut-wrenching, hard-rocking yet mellow, dark yet light and overall defining music and I swear, you won't be able to get Iowa out of your head." -TheSummerMusicProject "This is an Iowa band you need to know... they've matured into an excellent indie rock band capable of weaving tones together into a bright, rocking and melodic dose of pure pop." - Ames Tribune "It's like The Olympics are listening to Pink Floyd in one ear and Razorlight in the other, but somehow it hasn't come out sounding like Janis from Friends vomiting rusty razorblades into a polystyrene bag full of yapping dogs. It's in fact the total fucking opposite; Cool and calm, but smart and cerebral." - Just BecauseIt's Tuesday "Lemme tell you something folks, it's really fucking hard to find bands who banter comfortably on stage without sounding like total assholes, and the olympics have a more inviting stage presence than all the other bands i've seen in iowa city combined." - Indie Music Machine "The five piece proved that poppy rock isn't strictly the realm of pussies by weaving danceable riffs in and out of tight grooves, punctuated by ripping guitar solos in nearly every song." - The Milk Carton "There was intense hair-whipping, guitar solos on the floor, and a multitude of interesting sound techniques." - KRUI FM "The characters in the group's songs are filled with light, something that seems to be guiding, something altogether right and good and yet, there are the tangents that take them to their sad times, where they can't settle on who exactly they're going to wind up as." - Daytrotter "With an EP and a full length album under their belt, The Olympics are only getting hotter. They've built up quite a fan base and have opened for bands like Manchester Orchestra, Menomena, Free Energy, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Miniature Tigers, Generationals, Fol Chen, Jaill, Now Now and way more." - Little Village Magazine "The Olympics is a uniquely charming and powerful ensemble whose pretty melodies and fun beats don't prevent them from rocking their songs really hard." - Ames Tribune

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HISTORY Slowdown began as an idea to start a rock club in the fall of 2000. And a fairly simple idea at that. After living in...