REAL DETROIT WEEKLY – May 2009
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.