Overcoming a myriad of mishaps - like gear theft, flood-damaged backup equipment, muggings, and a brutal assault of frontman Carl Johnson - has become an involuntary thread in the band's personal narrative, even if their music has generally remained upbeat and witty. After two well-received LPs of exuberant and often lushly arranged pop, they shook up their format with 2014's fuzzy, lo-fi EP For John.
Lovish is the third full-length studio album by Regina, Saskatchewan indie pop collective Library Voices. The album was released on November 6, 2015 as their second on Toronto-based independent label Nevado Music. Lovish continues a guitar-heavy, more traditional rock sound that the band used on 2014's For John EP and moves further away from the synthpop of earlier releases.
Library Voices is a congregation of childhood friends who grew up on a steady diet of basement shows, science fiction, and mid-west sincerity. Their self-produced third LP, LOVISH, was once again recorded in an old funeral home. The album was mixed by Dave Plowman and Alex Bonenfant (METZ, Crystal Castles, July Talk). There was an extended period of time where it looked like LOVISH would never see the light of day. Months of endless touring and exhaustion in support of Summer of Lust came to a boil late one night in the bowels of the saddest hostel in Amsterdam
Sunburnt in LA, 03:52.
Library Voices might be cursed. Virtually all of the Canadian indie rock band’s albums have been marked by some kind of tragedy. In 2009, Vancouver thieves stole the band’s equipment out of their van, and then the following year a Regina flood destroyed their replacement gear. Other calamities include members being robbed at knifepoint and, in a separate incident, evicted due to an incriminating 2011 music video. In August, the group released a new single, Oh Donna, for their forthcoming LOVISH album set for release on November 6 with Nevado Music. This time around, misfortune struck frontman Carl Johnson, who got beat up so badly he suffered brain damage. Johnson was jumped two years ago by four or maybe six people in his home city Regina, Saskatchewan.
Library Voices - Lovish (2015) 01 Oh Donna. mp3 02 Sunburnt In L. p3 03 Slacker. mp3 05 Hey! Adrienne. mp3 06 The Wild Roar Of Love. Library Voices - Lovish. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50. Downloads.
|2||Sunburnt in LA|
|6||The Wild Roar of Love|
|8||Fangs of Love|
|9||Death By Small Talk|
|10||Bored In Berlin|
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