So proud of the boys and girl in Lightning Love! They were the winners out of three bands in the Midwest and are living the swank in an L.A. hotel for a few days courtesy of Billboard! I knew they’d blow up, and hopefully they’ll win the whole thing and be on the televised Billboard Awards presentation! I knew I was right when I told Leah’s mom she had something special there… WOOOOOHOOO!!!
Gun Lake – Lovely songs, w/ a lovely voice, plaintive and wistful as it gets. Mark Fain writes beautiful songs, lovingly recorded (by Ben Collins of Lightning Love and Hounds Below) with aching harmonies from Ben and Aaron Diehl (also of Lightning Love).
FRIDAY FEB. 5TH @ Elbow Room w/ LIGHTNING LOVE AND THE DAREDEVIL CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT and GREG MCINTOSH Listen @ MySpace
“…and it captures that stretched and blown apart haunted aura of banshee tones and head-swimming echoes (“Lord is my Gun”) like some brooding broad shouldered ghost might check you through a plate-glass window…” Jeff Milo
Here’s a couple of tracks from their latest release
Best Pop Act: Lightning Love
Lightning Love is a trio of nice suburb kids whose voices glisten like gooey honey on muffins softly tumbled onto picnic blankets in a sunflower field, yet their deceptively rhythm-heavy rock songs, hard cutting hooks and bitter existential lyrics that romanticize depravity and fuck-all-y’all attitudes. Their admirable self-released debut album November Birthday came out last year and got them several sweet opening gigs for the Von Bondies. As fans of Yo La Tengo, Fiery Furnaces and even that nearly-twee stuff like Heavenly — you can dig on this … everybody’s talkin’ about ‘em.