The Lackloves

The Lackloves

The Lackloves

Cathedral Square Park

Rainbow Quartz International

The Lackloves feature smooth vocal style and late ’60s power pop arrangements that make you think “I’ve heard this somewhere.” You have — there are echoes of Jerry and The Pacemakers, Jan and Dean, The Rascals, and The Raspberries on this disc, but The Lackloves are no cover band. They adapt the riffs of the golden age of pop rock to the sensibilities of today’s pop and punch them up with original compositions featuring layered arrangements and clear harmonies. It’s about time someone re-explored the lost continent of power pop.

The opening cut, “On May Way,” sets the pace — Mike Jarvis’s vocals slide right over his crisp guitar chords and send you back to the era when your folks still had trouble with their voices changing. I can’t remember a single word from that song, but that’s part of the style — voice is just another instrument that supports the melody and is no more or less important than the bass or drum. “Marlena” puts some Buddy Holly roots rock under a classic “Do you really love that guy?” lament. The band’s sex life picks up on the next cut with a Beach Boys-inspired “Another Kind of Girl.” It sure sounds like she’s THAT kind, alright. Love is in the air.

The Lackloves find a sound and a style that magically picks a new path through a land that we thought barren for decades. You could slip these guys into an A.M. Oldies line-up, or into the hippest pirate in town and the result is the same — people will call in asking “Who IS that?” Your personal cool factor will notch up when you have the answer.

The Lackloves: www.lackloves.comwww.myspace.com/TheLackLoveswww.rainbowquartz.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Willard Gayheart & Friends
    Willard Gayheart & Friends

    At Home in the Blue Ridge (Blue Hens Music). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Alex McArtor
    Alex McArtor

    Touch/Are You Alone (Bigmac Records). Review by Stacey Zering.

  • Superstar
    Superstar

    Sex, drugs, adultery, murder and finally, redemption – it’s all intertwined in the tale of Trent Davis, the “star” of author Christopher Long‘s latest, Superstar.

  • Moloko Plus
    Moloko Plus

    Moloko Plus is a monthly experimental music event in Orlando, Florida.

  • General Magic
    General Magic

    General Magic invented the smart phone in 2002, but just couldn’t get it to market. That’s just how they rolled.

  • Blue October
    Blue October

    Alternative 90s rockers Blue October rolled into Central Florida for a two-night run at House of Blues, and Michelle Wilson was blown away.

  • Pahokee
    Pahokee

    Pahokee produces sugar cane and poverty, but some the brighter students might make it to the big time with a college degree and a new zip code.

  • Sumo Princess
    Sumo Princess

    When An Electric Storm. (Educational Recordings) Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Laura Valle
    Laura Valle

    Charismatic. Review by Stacey Zering.

  • Ramen Shop
    Ramen Shop

    A young man searches for the secrets of his family and great Ramen.

From the Archives