The Lovemakers

The Lovemakers
Location:Oakland, CA (USA)
Record Label:Fuzz Artists Inc.
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Album ReviewLovemakers, The - Let's Be Friends
Posted by rsk423 on 11/26/09
The Billboard
The Lovemakers keep writing songs that are impossible to get out of your head—and you don't want them to stop. The band is defiantly accessible—on record, onstage and in person—they make no apologies for their catchy pop hooks. Forming in 2002 after core members Lisa Light (bass, vocals) and Scott Blonde (guitar, vocals) were kicked out of their previous band for making out with each other during practice, they crowned themselves The Lovemakers, inspired by a bizarrely-shot Japanese porn film titled "The Weird Lovemakers." They've cheekily described their sound as "Led Zeppelin covering Prince" but it's spot on. They cite influences from New Order to Dr. Dre to High on Fire, but their forthcoming "Misery Loves Company" EP on upstart label Fuzz Artists, Inc. has the Lovemakers potently injecting their infectious pop with doses of deep and epic rock.

Whether playing underground Oakland warehouse parties, performing to a festival crowd of 10,000, or touring the outback of Australia, the Lovemakers' success is the result of a reputation and fan base built on solid and legendary bawdy, flawless and theatrical live performance. They are determined to overcome the barrier with modern audience's habit of too-cool immobility and to this day their live shows are an anomaly of movement in today's self-conscious live rock scene. Famously uncoupled on the eve of recording their major label debut "Times of Romance" on Interscope Records after a 3-year relationship, they pressed on with an ethic fused in DIY methods, experimentation, art and fun. Lisa, a Stanford graduate, former marine biologist and retired circus musician describes their current relationship as "marriage, without the routine sex." The energy of their friendship, anger, annoyance, and inescapable passion has become a muse of limitless resource.

For Misery Loves Company, The Lovemakers teamed up with legendary producer, Jason Carmer (Third Eye Blind, Vanessa Carlton, The Donnas). They also reconnected with emerging and innovative video producer, Victor Solomon and shot 5 videos, one for each track. Deeply involved on every level of this project, the band set out and achieved a truly cutting-edge multi-media event. With the stellar talents of San Francisco drummer Ken Hard and multi-tasking keyboard/guitarist Brandon Arnovick providing power and ambience to their sound, the band is hitting their stride. They recently headlined the 2007 SFxSXSW showcase in Austin, and are scheduled to make a triumphant return to play 2007's BFD at the Shoreline Amphitheatre June 9. The unstoppable Lovemakers are currently planning a national tour to bring their contagious music to where it's needed most--everywhere.
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