Skip to main content
The album, Heating Up, is due Jan. 20 — for fans of Jonathan Richman, Adam Green, Jeffrey Lewis, LAKE

VIDEO: “Hey 911” –

“‘Hey 911’ is a certified psych-tinged earworm that offers a winking retrospective on the ironies born of experiencing global trauma, a stunted political uprising, and too much time by yourself. Infused with swirling guitar jangle and wiggle-worthy melodies, the song’s cheeky, Jonathan Richman-esque lyrical style paints a startlingly insightful picture of the spasmodic confusion, triumph, and disarray spanning not only Seattle’s Summer 2020, but the fragility and absurdity of life itself – a message that Megadose packages in undeniably catchy terms.

Megadose is a power pop quartet from Seattle, fronted by Stephen Steen. The group delivers punchy pop rock anthems, freewheeling between new wave, slacker rock, and power pop.

The group’s roots originate from Steen’s hometown of Anacortes, Washington, where he and guitarist Mikey Ferrario were inspired from a young age by a small but renowned community of DIY organizers, invited as youngsters to perform alongside artists such as Mount Eerie, Karl Blau, The Blow, Mirah, and Laura Veirs.

Forming just months before the Covid pandemic, Megadose managed to write and record their first full-length record over lockdown, which was quickly followed by the band’s live debut in late 2021. Megadose immediately turned heads thanks to their uninhibited on-stage presence, careless hooks, and tight musicianship.

Now fresh off a West Coast tour in Summer 2022, the group is pushing their early new wave and garage leanings to new, expansive heights, as well as uncovering areas of genre-play that suit the band’s hook-heavy songwriting and dense lyrical themes.


11/11 Seattle, WA – Open House
11/12 Portland, OR – Kelly’s Olympian (426 Southwest Washington Street)

Heating Up
Street Date: Jan. 20, 2023

Track Listing:

Silver Cup
Rock Yer Head
Hey 911
Tahuya Cruisin’
Jackie’s Gotta Run
Summer Fest
Minor Groove
Mote of Reflection
Fade In
The Voyeur